CBA Record March-April 2021
both during and after the Covid-19 pan- demic. Sessions will offer content relevant to members of the private bar, legal aid, and those involved with court-annexed proj- ects. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss concerns, share success stories, and explore new ideas with colleagues and peers. The conference is free and CLE credits will be available. Learn more at https://iaals.du.edu/events/unbundled- legal-services-new-normal. Congratulations Judge David H. Coar (ret.), Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, Patrick Dankwa John , and Greta Weathersby were honored at the CBA’s 2021 Earl B. Dickerson Awards on February 24… Schiller DuCanto & Fleck celebrated its 40th anniversary in February… Judge Sanjay Tailor has been elevated to Acting Presiding Judge of the County Division… CBA BoardMember Antonio Romanucci , Romanucci & Blandin, named to the “The New Power 30” by Chicago Magazine … Ulmer & Berne LLP announced that five attorneys from its Chicago office have been named to the 2021 list of Illinois Super Law- yers : Kenneth F. Berg, Alan M. Wolper, Blaine F. Doyle, Jonathon D. Drews and Hillary Maynard . On February 18, the Advocates Society installed the following off icers for the 2021-2022 year: President Judge Jonathan Clark Green , First Vice President Audrey Cosgrove , Second Vice President Allison R. Pawlicki , Vice President Christina Malecki , Secretary Joanna Pawlowska , Treasurer Ann Melichar , and Historian Eryk Wachnik … Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism Jayne Reardon has been recognized as one of the ABA’s 2021 Legal Rebels…This January, The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) celebrated its 20th anniversary, having helped nearly 600,000 Illinois residents access the justice system and improve their lives. Sarah J. Gasperini and Julia (“Julie”) P. Argentieri of Jackson Lewis have been elevated to Principal… Jaclyn J. Wilcox has been promoted to Associate Attorney at Salvi, Schostok & Prichard…DiMonte & Lizak announced that Adam J. Poteracki and Derek D. Samz have been elevated to Partner and Paul S. Motin has joined the firm as an Income Partner… The Chicago
THE CBA PULSE BY BETH McMEEN, CBA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Past presidents of the CBA met recently via Zoom with Executive Director Beth McMeen to discuss the current state of the Association, get a report on the Association’s finances, and elect representatives to the Nominating Committee.
Women’s History Month The CBA is pleased to celebrate 2021 Women’s History Month which com- memorates and encourages the study and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. The theme of Inter- national National Women’s Day 2021 is #ChoosetoChallenge. In the words of the campaign, “A challenged world is an alert world.” We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality, we can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements and, collectively, we can create an inclusive and more gender-equal world. Members can find a list of March events at www.chicagobar.org/chicagobar/ WHM21 (note, all programs count for IL Diversity/Inclusion PR-MCLE Credit and will be available on demand after the live airdate at learn.chicagobar.org). Vanguard Awards The CBA and many local bar associations will come together virtually onWednesday, April 28 at Noon to present the 2021 Van- guard Awards. This special award honors the individuals and institutions who have made the law and legal profession more accessible to and ref lective of the com-
munity at large. Members are welcome to attend the free event by registering at www. chicagobar.org. New Admittee Basic Skills Course CBA’s Basic Ski l ls Course for Newly Admitted Attorneys is being hosted via live Webcast on Friday, March 19. The free course satisfies the Supreme Court of Illinois’ MCLE Rule 793 Require- ment for Newly Admitted Attorneys six hours of basic skills course requirement. All new lawyers are encouraged to attend and register at learn.chicagobar.org. An on-demand version of the program will be available after March 19. Please remind new lawyers in your law office to register for the program and take advantage of their free trial CBA membership. Virtual Unbundled Legal Services Conference April 20-22 IAALS, The Chicago Bar Foundation, the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) are hosting a three-day event focusing on the major hows and whys of supporting and implementing the practice of unbundled legal services
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