CBA Record September 2018

CLE & MEMBER NEWS Earn Free MCLE Credit Through Committee Participation

The CBA is your local spot for MCLE

M embers who are not currently serving on committees are invited to get active this year. A complete description of all CBA and YLS committees, along with their meeting dates and new leadership information is available at under the Committees Tab. A committee sign- up form is also located there or can be obtained by calling 312/554-2134. Most CBA andYLS noon hour commit- teemeetings qualify for free Illinois MCLE credit. The amount of credit depends on the length of the presentation (average credit is .75 hours). And many committee meetings arewebcast live so you can earn free credit without leaving your office or home (only livewebcasts count for credit, not archived meetings). Finally, all of our committeemeetings are free, thus this is a great way to earnMCLE credits at no cost!

Confirmation of committee assignments and 2018-19 meeting date schedules were emailed to all committee members in mid-August. Most committees begin meeting again this month. Questions? Call or email Awilda Reyes at 312/554-2134, areyes@chicagobar. org. Members listed on committee ros- ters will receive direct emails regarding committeemeetings, speakers, handout materials, legislation, etc. However, you do not have to be listed on the commit- tee roster to attend its meetings. Any member may attend any committee meeting. Check theweeklyCBAeBulletin which is emailed to all members every Thursday or visit committees for a current list of meeting topics, speakers, MCLE credit and Web- cast availability. As a reminder, you can receive free MCLE credit by attending committee meetings that qualify. Most practice area committee meetings do qualify and offer about one hour of credit. You may attend in person or can view select committee presentations via webcast at www.chica- To joina committee, call 312/554-2134 or sign-up at New members are always welcome. You and your firm will benefit from the knowl- edge, experience and business contacts you will gain.

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Is This Your Last Issue? In accordance with the Association’s By-Laws, cancellation notices were sent to all members who failed to submit payments by August 31. If you received a cancellation notice, we want you back! Please take a moment to renew now. Here’s just a sample of what you will miss if you do not renew: free CLE seminars–enough to fulfill your MCLE requirements, live andwebcast options; free IL MCLE credit through noon hour committee meetings- attend live or via webcast; and free onlineMCLE credit tracker. Unlimited CLE of your choice is now only $150 throughMay 2019. New lawpractice management and technology soft- ware training, web resources and low cost office consulting, free practice area email updates, networking and business development opportuni- ties, free solo/small firm resource portal; career resources; member dis- counts and more. Your membership helps strengthen the CBA’s efforts to improve the administration of justice in Illinois and provide legal services to the disadvantaged. Renew by mail, online at www. chicagobar.orgor by phone 312/554- 2020. For more information regard- ing dues and other Association charges, call 312/554-2020. To the many members who have already renewed: Thank You! We look forward to serving you in the coming bar year.

I t’s that time of year again. . .all CBA and YLS committees will begin meeting in September. Enclosed in this issue of The CBA Record is a booklet listing our new committee chairs and vice-chairs, along with standard meeting dates. Weekly committee speakers, topics and MCLE credit availability will be sent to all members via the weekly CBA Ebulletin which is emailed every Thursday. Members may attend any meeting that interests them (ie you do not have to be on the committee roster to attend the meeting). New Chair/Vice-Chair Directory Included in this Issue

Dues Assistance Available R educed dues are available for unemployed members and those with financial hardships. Call 312/554-2131 or see the dues hardship application format For dues installment plan, call 312/554-2020.

If you do not wish to renew for this mem- bership period, please call 312/554-2135 or email to resign your membership and avoid reinstate- ment fees in the future.


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