programming is off and running. Users are now able to connect to live programs on a laptop, desktop, or mobile device. Perhaps the most enhanced features are the ability to expand to full-screen video for improved viewing and search for pro- grams by category, type or keyword. The CBA produces hundreds of live programs a year (plus has an extensive catalog of on-demand programs). I encourage you to visit the new platform at learn.chicagobar. org and view a program soon. HaveYouAttendedaVirtual Commit- tee Meeting Yet? At the onset of the pandemic, CBA and Young Lawyers Section committees quickly shifted to online meetings. I applaud our committee chairs that have worked tirelessly to help make virtual meetings work for the Association. No other legal association puts you in touch with so many attorneys and judges who live and practice in the Chicago area. Whether you are looking for a new position, a new client, or expert advice in a specific legal area, you will find it through the CBA committee network. Our substantive law committees focus on practice areas from adoption law to probate practice to real estate law. If you have not tried a virtual meeting yet, visit learn.chicagobar.org to sign up to attend an upcoming meeting (plus, committee meetings are free for CBA members). Health Insurance Open Enrollment CBA Insurance Company has partnered with a Chicago based company, IXSolu- tions, to provide health and ancillary insurance solutions for employers with 2 to 2,000 employees and individuals look- ing for insurance options for their family. IXSolutions recently hosted a series of webinars to provide members with in- depth information to make informed health insurance decisions for the Fall 2020 open enrollment period (topics include Covid-19, Medicare and indi- vidual/family coverage). Recordings of the webinars are available at www.chicagobar. org/chicagobar/openenrollmentfall2020 or learn more about IXSolutions and medi- cal insurance options at cbainsurance.org.
THE CBA PULSE BY BETH McMEEN, CBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CBA President Maryam Ahmad recently interviewed Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, on the impact of Covid-19 on Federal Court operations. Members can watch the on-demand recording at learn.chicagobar.org.
CBALaunchesNewMediationService The CBA has launched a new Mediation Service designed to provide mediations that are efficient, effective, economical, and fair. The parties, who must be rep- resented by counsel, can expect a good chance of resolution under the supervi- sion of an experienced CBA mediator. To participate as a mediator in the service, you must be a CBA member with at least 10 years of practice experience and have completed a comprehensive mediation training course. The Mediation Service is structured to meet the needs of a wide range of clients in areas such as personal
injury, family law, commercial, subroga- tion, and real estate. Parties can resolve their disputes before or after a court filing with a CBA mediator. I especially would like to thank the steering commit- tee that helped launch the service: Judge Tom Mulroy, Maryam Ahmad, Bill Conlon, Nina Fain, Ashley Rafael, John Sciaccotta, Ajay Shah, and Tim Toma- sik . You can learn more about the service at chicagobarmediation.org. New e-Learning Platform The CBA’s new online learning platform for our seminar and committee meeting