CBA Record July-August 2019

CLE & MEMBER NEWS Practice Area Committee Participation – Earn Free MCLE Credit!

The CBA is your local spot for MCLE

or home (only livewebcasts count for credit, not archivedmeetings). Plus, all of our com- mitteemeetings are free!Makingcommittee participation a terrific way to earn MCLE credits at no cost. Confirmation of committee assignments and 2019-20meetingdate scheduleswill be emailed to all committee members in mid- August.Most committeeswill beginmeeting again inSeptember. Questions? Call or email Awilda Reyes at 312-554-2134, areyes@ (Note: Committeemembers will receive email notification regarding committee meetings, speakers, hand out materials, legislation, etc. However, you do not have to be listed on the committee roster to attend itsmeetings. Anymember is welcome to attend any committeemeeting. Check theweeklyCBAe-Bulletin (emailed to all members every Thursday) or visit www. for a current list ofmeeting topics, speakers,MCLE credit and Webcast availability.)

Over the summer, members are asked to review and update their committee assign- ments for the new bar year via the online committee signup formatwww.chicagobar. org under the Committees tab. Please note, committee members will remain on their current assignments unless they make changes to their committee record. Members 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. Aprintable PDF committee sign-up form is also located on the website or can be obtained by calling 312-554-2134. CBA and YLS noon hour committee meetings typically qualify for free Illinois MCLE credit. The amount of credit depends on the length of the presentation (average credit is 0.75 hours) and most committee meetings are webcast live enabling you to earn free credit without leaving your office CBA Welcomes May New Admittees OnMay 9, approximately 400 newattorneys were admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois. To help introduce new admittees to the legal profession, the CBA offers free membershipand freeCLE for one year. Addi- tional member benefits include job search resources, how-to seminars, participation in practice and service committee activities, Solo/Small Firm Resources Portal Did you know that the CBA has a free resourceportal for solo small firmmembers? Access archived programs on firm market- ing, launchinga legal practice, legal software

Register for a Seminar Today 312/554-2056

Last Call for Membership Dues! * Don’t forget to renewyour CBAmem- bership this summer! Payment must be received by August 31 to retain your savings and benefits including: free CLE seminars, free noon hour practice area committee meetings offering free Illinois MCLE (live and livewebcast), lowcost businessman- agement and technology skills train- ing, client development workshops, complimentary hand- on job search/ career advancement programs, free judicial roundtables, joint eventswith other professional groups, leadership training, affordablepracticemanage- ment consulting, pro bono legal and community service volunteer oppor- tunities, members only discount programs, and much more. Renew today at www.chicagobar. org/renew or call 312-554-2020. *Special Billing Notes: Reduced dues are available for unemployed members and thosewithfinancial hardships. Call 312-554- 2131 or see dues hardship form at www. For dues installment plan, call 312-554-2020. If you do not wish to renew for this membership period, please email to resign your membership and avoid reinstatement fees in the future. 312-554-2130 or send an email to info@ 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!

career development services, mentoring andnetworkingopportunities, social events and much more. If you know a new lawyer who has not yet activated his or her com- plimentary membership, please encourage them to do so. Call 312-554-2131 for more information.

demos, client development andmore. Go to, click on the Resources tab, then Solo Small FirmResource Portal, or call 312-554-2059.

Looking for Affordable Meeting Space in the Loop?

social gatherings etc. Call Michele Spodarek, CBAConferenceCenterManager, at 312-554- 2124 for details.

The CBAhas a variety of meeting rooms and can provide catering and audio/visual ser- vices for client conferences, firm meetings,

Wanted: CBA Member Email Addresses

the Association. – Receive timely notices of your committee meetings, topics and speakers. – Cut down on the amount of mail the CBA sends which helps lower these expenses and saves trees! To notify us of your email address, call

We need your email address! By providing us your email address, you will: – Receive theCBAe-Bulletin everyThursday containing a list of the following week’s committee meetings and speakers noting FREEMCLE credit, upcoming seminars, net- working events and important news about


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