CBA Sept.-Oct. 2020


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New Chair/Vice-Chair Directory It’s that time of year again. . . CBA and Young Lawyers Section committees began meeting in September. Enclosed in this issue of The CBA Record is a booklet listing the 2020-21 committee chairs and vice- chairs, along with standard meeting times and dates. Weekly notice of committee speakers, topics and MCLE credit is emailed every Thursday to members via the weekly By getting more involved in the CBA, you can raise your profile in Chicago’s legal com- munity andmeet other lawyerswhosepaths you may have never crossed otherwise. Even a small time commitment can reap big rewards. Ramp up your career: • Speak at a seminar, committeemeeting or community event. It could be if your membership dues have not yet been paid. In accordance with the Association’s By-Laws, cancellation notices were sent toallmemberswhodidnot submit paymentsbyAugust 31, 2020. If you received a cancellation notice, we want you back! Please take a moment to renew now. Without a doubt, we’re in the midst of a particularly difficult time. It hasn’t beeneasy, and there still aremanyunknowns.TheCBA’s continuing commitment is to provide you with essential expertise, information, and support unique to lawyers and lawstudents throughout this period of uncertainty and beyond. We are your hometown bar association and have recently added many free seminars and Covid-19 resources to assist your law practice, including court updates, wellness tips, practice help, job search advice, remoteworkplace and return toworkguidance, timelyblogs andpodcasts, virtual socials and more. Additional benefits include: FREE CLE seminars – enough to fulfill your Illinois

• Write an article for the The CBA Record magazine or @CBAattheBar Blog. • Helpproduce anepisodeof@CBAatthe- Bar Podcast or theCBA’s legal cableTV series. • Become a legislative liaison for apractice area committee. • Evaluate judges through the CBA’s Judi- cial Evaluation Committee. CBA eBulletin. This information can also be found at Members may attend any meeting that interests them (i.e., you do not have to be on the committee roster toattend themeeting). As a reminder, you can receive free Illinois MCLE credit by attending liveWebcast com- mitteemeetings that qualify for credit (most meetings offer about 1 hour of credit). All MCLE requirements, all available online; FREE Illinois MCLE credit through live committee meeting webcasts; FREE online MCLE credit tracker; unlimited CLE of your choice only $160 now through May 2021 with the CLE-Advantage Plan; law practice management and technology training and resources; virtual networking and business development opportunities; FREE solo/ small firm resource portal; career resources; member discounts; and more. Plus, your membership helps strengthen the CBA’s efforts to improve the administration of justice in Illinois and provide legal services to the disadvantaged. Renew your membership now to maintain your savings and benefits. Renew by mail, online at, or byphone at 312-554-2020. Dues installment plan and reduced dues are available. To themanymembers who have already renewed: Thank you! We look forward to continuing to serve you in the coming bar year.

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committee meetings are now being held remotely via Zoom. To joina committee, email your selections toareyes@chicagobar.orgor signupatwww. Newmembers are always welcome. You and your firm will benefit fromthe knowledge, experience and business contacts you will gain.

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• Volunteer for a pro bono or community service project.

For more information on these oppor- tunities or to learn how to become more involved in the CBA, contact CBA Member- shipDirector KarenStantonat 312-554-2131 or

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