Dear ITLA Members and Friends,
It is with a heavy heart that I regret to inform you that the Executive Committee has unanimously decided to cancel all in person events scheduled through April 3, inclusive of the Las Vegas Seminar (March 19-20), all Springfield events (March 30 & April 1) and the Ethics Seminar (April 3, 2020). First and foremost, we must be concerned with your health, welfare and safety, and we cannot take any chance of anyone being contaminated, quarantined or unable to return from out of state because of an emergency lockdown. I cannot tell you the deep disappointment I feel on a personal level but this is about the organization and not about any one person at all. I hope you understand and appreciate the decision as it was done with best interests in mind. With respect to events after April 3 there is no decision yet. We will make those decisions as this situation unfolds.
ITLA will refund your registration fee for Las Vegas. However, your hotels and air fare are for you to cancel or use at your discretion. Further instruction will come from ITLA regarding this and the April 3 seminar.
It is my honor to continue to serve. Unfortunately, no one could see this coming, and we must continue to be the leaders we are. I ask you all to stay safe and healthy and make good decisions for you and your families.
Antonio M. Romanucci, President
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association