Friday, September 7, 2012
Bar associations -- particularly the voluntary ones (where you don't have to be a member to practice) -- are always looking for ways to improve the service that they provide to members.
The Illinois State Bar Association is one of the nation's largest voluntary state bar associations. Like other state bar associations, It offers members free online legal research (through Fastcase). It provides a very helpful daily email message with the latest cases and legal news. It provides members with subscriptions to the Illinois Bar Journal and section newsletters. It provides ethics help from its database of advisory opinions and an Ethics Infoline. And now the ISBA has announced a new member benefit of free online CLE programs, starting in January 2013. Here's a video message from ISBA President John Thies to explain the new member benefit:
Law student memberships in the ISBA are free. (And you don't have to be a law student in Illinois). Click here for more information about law student memberships.
Mark E. Wojcik, Member, ISBA Board of Governors