CBA Record Sept-Oct 2019


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and business development opportunities; FREE solo/small firm resource portal; career resources; member discounts and more. Plus, yourmembershiphelps strengthen the CBA’s efforts to improve the administration of justice in Illinois andprovide legal services to the disadvantaged. Renew your membership now by mail, online at call 312-554-2020. Reduced dues are available for theunemployedand thosewithfinancial hardships. For more information regarding dues andother Associationcharges, call 312- 554-2020 or email To themanymembers who have already renewed: Thank You! We look forward to serving you in the coming bar year. MCLE credit by attending committee meet- ings that qualify for credit (most offer about one hour of credit). Attend in-person or watch the liveWebcast at www.chicagobar. org (archived committee meetings do not qualify for credit). To join a committee and receive email notice of upcoming meetings, call 312- 554-2134 or go to committees. Newmembers are always wel- come. You and your firm will benefit from the knowledge, experience and business contacts you will gain.

It could be if your membership dues have not yet been paid. In accordance with the Association’s by-laws, cancellation notices were sent to all members who failed to submit payment by August 31, 2019. If you received a cancellation notice, we want you back! Please take a moment to renew now at Here’s just a sampleof what yourmissing: FREE CLE seminars (enough to fulfill your MCLE requirements – in-personandWebcast options); FREE IL MCLE credit through noon hour practice area committee meetings (attend in-person or live Webcast); FREE online MCLE credit tracker; unlimited CLE of your choice only $160 now through May 2020; law practice management and tech- nology training and resources; networking It’s that time of year again! CBA and Young Lawyers Sectioncommitteesbeganmeeting in September. Enclosed in this issue of The CBARecord is abooklet listing the2019-2020 committee chairs and vice-chairs and stan- dard meeting dates. Upcoming meetings are sent to all members via the weekly CBA eBulletin (emailed every Thursday to mem- bers) and can be found at www.chicagobar. org/committees. Members may attend any meeting that interests them (you do not have tobeon the committee roster toattend the meeting). As a reminder, you can receive FREE IL New Chair/Vice-Chair Directory The CBA has partnered with National Pur- chasing Partners (NPP) to offer members discount pricing on a variety of business and personal products. This program is free with no obligation to purchase. Get savings One-stop shopping for tips on running a lawfirm. The portal includes information on staring your own firm, marketing, business networking, law office technology training, Solo Small Firm Resource Portal

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