Membership Appreciation Month: May 2021

Welcome to Membership Appreciation Month!  All events listed below are free for CBA members and will take place virtually unless otherwise noted.  

Win a Year of Free Membership! Email CBA Membership Department  with your name, what you find most valuable about your CBA membership and any new benefit you would like the CBA to offer to enter our raffle for a free year of membership.  

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. 
A Conversation with Secretary of State Jesse White
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will join CBA President Maryam Ahmad and CBA Treasurer John Sciaccotta for a  discussion.
Click here to register.

Monday, May 10, 2021 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Legal Career Seminar
CBA Career Counselor Kathy Morris will be presenting a new seminar on career issues. Stay tuned for details.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 |10:00-11:00 a.m.
The Risks that Poor Time Management Skills Post to Your Firm
The webinar will provide practical, specific techniques that lawyers, even those working from home during these extraordinary and extraordinarily stressful times, can use immediately to deliver efficient and effective work product that conform to the Rules of Professional Conduct related to diligence, communication, and expediting litigation.  Click here to register.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Strategies for Lawyers to Destress During the Workday
0.75 Wellness / Substance Abuse IL PR-MCLE Credit Available (pending approval)
Being in a constant state of ‘fight or flight’ not only causes anxiety and harms the body, but it can reduce overall productivity. Kenyatta Beverly, current President of BWLA, will moderate a discussion with Diane Fidler, MPT and Owner of Core Fitness and Physical Therapy about strategies for lawyers to control the stress response, curb anxiety, and achieve greater balance and fulfillment at work. Click here to register.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Nuanced Injustice: Collateral Immigration Consequences from Convictions
1.00 IL MCLE Credit
An examination of how criminal convictions affect removal proceedings, often unexpectedly and counterintuitively. Click here to register.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Individual Career Counseling Sessions
Remote career counseling sessions for CBA members with CBA Career Counselor Kathy Morris of Under Advisement. 20-minutes time slots by reservation only.
Click here to register.

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 2:00-4:45 p.m.
Mindful DEI
2.50 IL PR-MCLE Credit, including 1.00 Diversity & Inclusion and Wellness / 1.00 Substance Abuse IL PR-MCLE Credit Available (pending approval)
In today’s legal profession, with the various stressors stemming from the pandemic, its no surprise that value and importance of wellbeing is top of mind. This seminar will focus on mindfulness as it pertains to efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”). Click here to register.

Monday, May 17, 2021 | 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Understanding the Student Loan Landscape and How to Navigate It
1.50 IL MCLE Credit  
Aoife Delargy Lowe, the Vice President of Law School Engagement & Advocacy from Equal Justice Works and Angela Inzano, the Director of Advocacy and Engagement for The Chicago Bar Association will discuss the current student loan landscape, including proposed legislation and relief options for borrowers. Click here to register.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Individual Career Counseling Sessions
Remote career counseling sessions for CBA members with CBA Career Counselor Kathy Morris of Under Advisement. 20-minutes time slots by reservation only.
Click here to register.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Special Exhibition Group Virtual Tour “Mandela: Struggle for Freedom”
CBA members are invited to join our virtual group tour of Mandela: Struggle for Freedom, Illinois Holocaust Museum’s newest special exhibition! The exhibit traces the history of the fight against apartheid in South Africa, with Nelson Mandela as one of its central figures. With immersive environments, Mandela promotes human rights with a clear message: all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Among its many dramatic features and original artifacts, the exhibition replicates the eight-foot by seven-foot cell where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in jail, before emerging at age 71 to continue negotiating democratic change with his former enemies. This event is generously sponsored by Nina Fain, Esq., Co-Chair of the CBA's COVID-19 Recovery Committee.
Read more: https://ihm.ec/mandela. Space is limited.
Register online  (online registration only, no phone registration)

Friday, May 20, 2021 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
How To...Use Instagram To Market Your Practice
0.50 IL PR-MCLE Credit
Come learn how you can go about marketing your services on the visual-based platform. Click here to register.

Friday, May 21, 2021 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. 
State of Illinois Sexual Harassment Training
1.00 IL MCLE Credit
The CBA will offer a training session that meets the standards for sexual harassment prevention training outlined in Section 2-109(B) of the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) for lawyers, as well as law firm staff and employees. Kyle Jacob of Schiff Hardin will present. Click here to register.

Monday, May 24, 2021 | 12:00- 1:00 p.m.
Mind the Body: Physical and Mental Well-Being While Working from Home
0.75 Wellness / Substance Abuse IL PR-MCLE Credit Available (pending approval)
CBA President Maryam Ahmad will moderate a discussion about the important connection between “minding our bodies” to promoting mental well-being while working from home. She will be joined by Courtney Broderick, DPT and Director of PT Services of Core Fitness and Physical Therapy who will provide strategies for adjusting your physical workspace to promote greater wellness, including ways to managing computer neck pain. Click here to register.

Monday, May 24, 2021 | 4:00- 5:00 p.m.
Beyond Black and White Thinking
1.00 Wellness / Substance Abuse IL PR-MCLE Credit Available (pending approval)
Executive Coach and former lawyer Erin Conlon will discuss how lawyers can move beyond the limits of "black and white" (binary) thinking that can trick us into assuming there is a "right" or "wrong" answer and limit us from pursuing opportunities. Click here to register.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 |10:30- 11:30 a.m.
How To...Create a Digital Marketing Plan (for Beginners!)
0.50 IL PR-MCLE Credit
This seminar will offer an overview of current digital marketing trends for law firms. We’ll also take a timely look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted digital marketing specifically. Click here to register.


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