The Illinois Government Bar Association

Founded 1987Serving the Interests of Lawyers Dedicated to Government Service

Members, new members & guests are invited to the
GBA's Annual Wine & Cheese Event
for the General Meeting & Swearing-In of New Board Members

Thursday, June 15, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Corkscrew
2613 Chatham Road, Springfield, IL


Annual Ethics Program

Thursday, June 29, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SIU School of Medicine, Room 3690 SCLF Addition
801 N. Rutledge St., Springfield, IL

3:00 -4:00 pm:

"Everyone is a 'Twitter' Over Social Media:
Why it is Time for You to Embrace it Too; Why lawyers should care about social media,
and how to ethically use it to benefit your business & better serve your clients"
Presented by: Mark C. Palmer, Professionalism Counsel, IL Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

4:00-5:00 pm:
"Working with Senior Attorneys that Give Ethically Questionable Instructions"
Panel format with- Gary Rapaport, George Tinkham and Joanna Gunderson

2.0 hours of Professional CLE (final approval pending)

Members: $30.00
None Members: $50.00

Please RSVP to Kerri Taylor at         
by Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Board
Joseph McMenamin, President Springfield City Council
Joanna Gunderson, Vice President       Executive Ethics Commission
Robert Ritchie, Secretary Illinois Attorney General
Ronald Stradt, Treasurer IEA

Rex Gradeless
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Nathan Rice City of Springfield, Office of Corporate Counsel
Laura Vaught
Department of Public Health
Dave Kelm

Robert Osgood          Illinois Office of the Comptroller
Roma Larson
Governor's Office of Management and Budget

Immediate Past President
Michael Delcomyn                    Central Management Services

Past GBA Scholarship Recipients
 2016  Stephanie D. Wiggins   
 Northern Illinois University
 2016  Margaret O'Brien
 Northern Illinois University
 2016  Ryan Harding
 University of Illinois
 2015  Patrick Sullivan
 University of Illinois
 2014  Alyssa A. Harmon
 Northern Illinois University
 2014  John Abendroth
 Northern Illinois University
2013   Rachel Wayne
Amellia Schwingle   
University of Illinois
Oscar Pina
University of Illinois
Abigail Cahak
University of Illinois
Jordan Sartell
DePaul University
Marcy Scherer University of Illinois
2010  Martina Brendel  Chicago-Kent
David Zipp
Southern Illinois University
Jason Lewis
Loyola University
David Mussatt
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