Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program

Joseph R. Bartylak Dinner

>>Thursday, April 4, 2019

Join us in celebration of our LAP Community! We are proud to announce this year’s Keynote Speaker, Honorable Sheila Simon. Click below to read more about Hon. Simon.

This year’s awardees are:

The Joseph R. Bartylak award:
Honorable James McCluskey
James McCluskey has made LAP one of his missions as the Illinois State Bar Association President.  He has been an avid advocate to get the word out about LAP’s programs for law students, attorneys and judges throughout the State of Illinois.


The Executive Director award:
 Cecelia Blue
Cecelia Blue has gone above and beyond for LAP in midstate Illinois.  She has been a regular volunteer for on-campus Law School Office Hours at University of Illinois College of Law, conducted several presentations on behalf of LAP and been a wonderful Peer Support for her fellow attorneys.

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LAP ALT NET: Axe Throwing

>>Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Bringing an evening of thrills, friendly competition and camaraderie with a traditional Canadian pastime of axe throwing! It is a great way to get out of the Chicago cold and burn off some stress and extra energy (and who doesn’t enjoy throwing things?)


The event will be two hours long with private throwing lanes just for our group. A dedicated axe throwing coach will teach you how to throw an axe properly while playing some fun games.

***You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks (non-alcoholic beverages only per the City of Chicago).***

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Professional Responsibility Changes

The Illinois Supreme Court has amended the Illinois rule regarding the professional responsibility minimum continuing legal education requirement, Rule 794(d).  The Rule will still require Illinois lawyers to complete 6 hours of professional responsibility CLE every reporting period, but, effective July 1, 2017, of those 5 hours, one hour must be devoted to diversity and inclusion, and one hour must be devoted to mental health and substance abuse.

You can read the Court’s press release here and the revised Rule here.

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