We are only a couple of months from the election. At the risk of stating the obvious, this is an important election. After the last four years of the current administration, we need a change. Governor Rauner’s constant assault on Illinois’ working families must come to an end. His tenure will only come to an end if we, as an organization and as individuals, continue to be vigilant. Only by continuing to work hard on this election will we, as an organization and as individuals, be able to allow our clients to have some peace of mind that their rights will not continue to be attacked.
Since my last report in June, there have been many developments worthy of discussion.
I am humbled by being allowed to serve as the President of this great organization. There have been many great Presidents before me, many are coming up behind me, and more importantly, many young attorneys are, or will be, assuming leadership roles. Each President has been a young lawyer figuring out their way and has been the “new” member or leader. The common thread for each President is that each has started their involvement early in their career and has given unselfishly of their time and effort. To all of our younger members, I urge you to get involved, stay involved, show up at meetings and political events, financially contribute what you can to candidates and ITLA, and ask for advice as needed. Involving our younger members in leadership is crucial to ITLA’s ongoing mission to make sure that our clients have a level playing field when we step into the courtroom.