Hello and happy September! The Bar Association had a fantastic August which included in-person and remote committee meetings and the first in-person Board meeting since early 2020. As we discussed at the Board meeting, flexibility is going to be key moving forward. The September Board meeting will be held via zoom, and all members are welcome to join us. Please reach out to Stephanie if you would like a link to attend and learn more about what is happening in the Association.
September is a busy month with plenty of options for members to engage with your fellow Bar members outside of the usual committee meetings. The PCBA Memorial Services are set for September 2 and September 16. Please plan to attend at least one of these Services. David Mueller, the chair of the Memorial Service Committee, told me that the PCBA is the only bar association that has continually honored its members for more than a century. What a gift this is to our members and their families, who often do not have a window into the time that their loved one spent in their professional vocation. At the Service, they get to hear stories and memories of their loved one that they might have never known. This is a tradition that we must continue to support.
September also includes wonderful opportunities to interact in the great outdoors with your colleagues in some friendly competition. The Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for September 10 and Strides for Justice is set for September 25. Strides for Justice supports Prairie State Legal Services, and it is a great event for your whole family to attend. I have heard that the “Fastest Firm” award is up for grabs this year, so sign up with your colleagues to try to bring home the Debbie Ryva trophy! I look forward to seeing you all at our September events!
Emily H. Wilburn