CBA Record July-August 2020

CLE & MEMBER NEWS Don’t Let Your Membership Expire on August 31

Dues Installment Plan and Financial Hardship Dues Available Wish you could spread your dues pay- ments throughout the year? Tired of getting monthly invoices from the CBA? Want to save on stamps, envelopes and bill payment time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, sign up for the CBA’s Dues Installment/Auto Pay Plan, which allows you to automatically bill your CBAmembershipdues to your designated credit card on a monthly, quarterly, semi- annual or annual basis. All we need is your authorization and enrollment form. This is a great way to save time and ease up on your budget. See complete details and enrollment form at www.chicagobar. org, or call 312-554-2020. (Installment plans apply to dues only. CLE Advantage fee, voluntary contributions and monthly membership charges are not included in this option. Automatic charges will begin on June 1.) A dues hardship rate of $50 is also avail- able for unemployedmembers and those experiencing financial hardships. Please email the form located at www.chica- under the Join/Renew tab to Member Benefits Spotlight BigHand Professional is an award-winning workflow solution that combines digital dictation and speech recognition tech- nologies in a cloud-based platform that allows users to create, generate and track work in or out of the office. It provides enterprise-quality voice productivity to as few as one single user and does not require any infrastructure or large upfront investment, whichmakes it an ideal option for small firms and solo practitioners ranging from 1-50 users. CBA members get 20%off. Learnmore at www.bighand. com/en-us/chicago-bar-partner.

Without a doubt, we’re in the midst of a particularly difficult time. As lawyers, we’ve had to quickly shift our priorities and how we get work done to serve our clients and our communities. It hasn’t been easy, and there still are many unknowns. The CBA’s continuing commitment is to provide you with essential expertise, information, and support unique to lawyers throughout this period of uncertainty and beyond. We are your hometown bar association. It is CBA renewal time. We pledge to continue to keep you connected to our vital community of peers to be inspired, less stressed, and more prepared for the challenges of right now and tomorrow. We are also offering a dues installment plan, financial hardship dues, and retired member rates to help our members keep

their connections, benefits and savings (email for details). We hope that over the past few months you have felt more supported, connected, and knowledgeable through your CBA membership and through some of the free seminars andnewresourceswehaveposted to help with Covid-19 challenges. The CBA, a leader among metropolitan bars, will continue to adapt to new realities and new technologies to provide you with relevant and timely resources aswe allmove forward. Currentmembershipswill officiallyexpire on August 31, 2020, and we encourage you to renew by this date. Renew at www. your payment to the CBA. Email with any questions. Confirmation of committee assignments and 2020-21meetingdate scheduleswill be emailed to all committee members in mid- August, withmost committees beginning to meet again inSeptember.Members listedon committee rosters will receive direct emails regarding committee meetings, speakers, hand out materials, legislation, etc. How- ever, you do not have to be listed on the committee roster to attend meetings. Any member may attend any committee meet- ing. Check the weekly CBA e-Bulletin which is emailed to all members everyThursday or visit for upcoming meeting information. Contact CBA Committees Coordinator Awilda Reyes at 312-554-2134 or with questions. committees are meeting via live Webcast and teleconference (both methods count for IL MCLE credit).

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Weneed your email address. Byprovidingus with your email address, you will: • Receive the CBA e-Bulletin every Thursday containinga list of the following week’s committee meetings and speak- ers noting FREE MCLE credit, upcoming seminars, networking events and impor- tant news about the Association. Over the summer, members are asked to review and update their committee assign- ments for the 2020-2021 bar year via the online committee sign up form at www. If you wish to changeyour committeeassignments, please take amoment todo sonow. (Note: commit- tee members will remain on their current assignments unless they make changes). Members who are not currently serving on committees are invited to get active this year. A description of all CBA and YLS com- mittees, along with their meeting dates and new leadership information, is avail- able at A hard copy committee sign-up form is also located there. CBA and Young Lawyers Sec- tion committee meetings are free to attend andmost qualify for free Illinois MCLE credit (the amount of credit depends on the length of the presentation, average credit is 0.75 hours). Until it is safe tomeet again inperson, Wanted: CBA Member Email Addresses

• Get timely notice upcoming commit- tee meetings, topics and speakers. • Cut down on the amount of mail the CBA sends, which helps lower expenses and saves trees! includingyour name, phone, email address and CBA member number. Please note that the CBA does not provide or sell member email addresses to outside entities nor will we bombard you with unnecessary emails. Thank you!

To notify us of your email address, call 312- 554-2130 or send an email to info@chica-

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