CBA Record January-February 2020

PRESIDENT’S PAGE BY JESSE H. RUIZ CBA’s Role in Critical Events in 2020: Census and Elections

The Chicago Bar Association


President Jesse H. Ruiz

first – but to do so effectively, we must also take care of ourselves. We must do all this while being conscious of the role of our profession in an ever-changing nation and world, and while considering the current opportunities and risks that exist. As I enter my 25th year of membership in the Chicago Bar Association, my appre- ciation for the CBA has never been greater. In this rapidly changing world, where the speed of change seems to accelerate every year, and where the word “disruption” has become very applicable to our profession, I am so grateful that the CBA helps me anticipate the changing demands on our profession and evolve to meet them. It is a critical role, and like our individual roles with clients, we as the CBA cannot neglect self-care so that we may effectively serve the needs of our members and our community long into the future. Thus, the CBA board of managers and I have continued to focus on the health and future of our bar association. We have

First Vice President Maryam Ahmad

Second Vice President E. Lynn Grayson

Secretary Ray J. Koenig III

Treasurer Timothy S. Tomasik Executive Director Terrence M. Murphy

Assistance Executive Director Elizabeth A. McMeen Immediate Past President Steven M. Elrod BOARD OF MANAGERS Jonathan B. Amarilio Octavio Duran Sharon L. Eiseman Nina Fain Charles P. Golbert Judge LaShonda A. Hunt Judge Diane Joan Larsen Judge Lori E. Lightfoot Kathryn C. Liss Michael R. Lufrano Lauren S. Novak Judge Nichole C. Patton Trisha M. Rich Federico M. Rodriguez Ajay N. Shah

T he start of a new year often makes us pause to reflect and set goals for our practices and other things we want to accomplish. We should take this time not only to focus on business plans, but also on plans for care of our mind, body and spirit. As lawyers we are required to put the interests and needs of our clients

Adam J. Sheppard Adam M. Zebelian

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