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ANNOUNCEMENT: The McLean County Bar Association is pleased to again offer a $1,000 community service scholarship to eligible second and third year law students. Preference will be given to applicants who have lived in, resided in, received their undergraduate education in or who have firm plans to practice in McLean County upon graduation from law school. Interested candidates should complete and electronically submit the attached application with the requested essay on or before November 25, 2013, to
. The recipient will be selected on or before December 1, 2013, and a formal presentation will be made on December 17, 2013 at the annual bar luncheon in Bloomington, Illinois. Members of the bar are kindly requested to forward a copy of the application to any prospective second and third year law students who meet the criteria described above.
ANNOUNCEMENT: The McLean County Bar Association ("MCBA") is pleased to announce the selection of local Attorney Megan (Weiler) Green as the 2013 recipient of the MCBA Young Lawyer of the Year Award. The Award was presented on June 18th by Judge Kevin Fitzgerald, outgoing President of the McLean County Bar Association. Megan is employed by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company as Counsel. She is a 2009 graduate from the University of Iowa College of Law, and was admitted to the Illinois Bar that same year. Since beginning her legal career, Megan has been active with the MCBA Board of Governors. She has held the position of Treasurer for the last three years, served as Chairperson of the MCBA Mentoring Program and actively participated in the Lawyers in the Classroom committee. Through Megan's leadership, the MCBA Mentoring Program was the first county mentoring program of its kind to be approved by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Among other extra-curricular activities, Megan has volunteered to assist with high school mock trial competitions, volunteered through the YouthBuild organization and is active with the Illinois State Bar Association, including helping to develop some of their corporate-related Continuing Legal Education programs for attorneys throughout the State of Illinois. The McLean County Bar Association is pleased to recognize the outstanding contributions of Megan Green to the McLean County legal profession..
ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: Please join the McLean County Bar Association for our Annual Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 with special guest speaker Justice James Knecht. The lunch will be held from 11:45 am. until 1:00 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 313 North East Street, Bloomington, Illinois. The cost of the lunch is $15 if paid before Monday, December 9. The cost will be $20 if paid after December 10. Please send payments to P.O. Box 3142, Bloomington, IL 61702 or to pay online using PayPal, click here.
MENTORING PROGRAM: Click here for more information about the McLean County Bar Association's Mentoring Program which has been approved by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism to provide ethics CLE credits for mentor and mentee participants.
McLEAN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW MCBA is a valuable resource for both the legal profession, as well as for members of the McLean County community. From continuing legal education and support services, to our lawyer referral services, we're dedicated to helping our members achieve their goals, and to promoting public awareness and keeping the legal system accessible to all. Members of the Bar recognize their responsibility to the community. Whether it is the Lawyers in the Classroom program or the acceptance of referrals from Prairie State Legal Services, local attorneys are at the forefront of providing services to the general public.
With the growing legal community, the Bar Association is the central social and professional organization on the local level. It provides opportunities for local attorneys to network and connect with legal professionals. This permits a community of legal services that maintains the small town trust with the large town expertise.
The McLean County Bar Association is a non-partisan, not-for-profit Illinois Corporation with the tax return available for viewing at the office of Catherine Pratt, 415 North Center Street in Bloomington, Illinois. The corporate name is "Bar Association of McLean County."
Personal Injury Law
The MCBA has members that provide experienced, agressive trial and litigation services for personal injury clients -- individuals hurt due to the negligence of someone else. This area of the law covers more than just injury cases it also includes wrongful death, transportation liability, product liability, premises liability, libel or slander, malpractice, and structured settlements. If you are in need of any of the above services you will need one of our personal injury bar members.
A separation and divorce can often be emotional and stressful. MCBA members provide counsel to clients on a personal basis through what is often a difficult time in their lives. We have experience and knowledge in all separation, divorce and related property areas. We counsel clients to understand and enforce their rights as they may relate to taxes, division of property, and other family law finance issues. We work with clients in the preparation of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial property settlements.
Criminal LawThe term criminal law, sometimes called penal law, refers to any of various bodies of rules in different jurisdictions whose common characteristic is the potential for unique and often severe impositions as punishment for failure to comply. Should you find that you are in a postion that your require representation for misdemeanors, felonies, probation, parole revocation please contact one of our members that specialize in criminal law.
Business law is the body of law which governs business and commerce. It is often considered to be a branch of civil law and deals both with issues of private law and public law. Commercial law regulates corporate contracts, hiring practices, and the manufacture and sales of consumer goods. If you require assistance with forming a business entity, buying or selling a business, contracts, leases, trademarks, copyrights, litigation, arbitration or mediation please select a member that specializes in Business Law.
Real Estate Law
Real Estate Law
Real estate lawyers provide indispensable advice and protection in your real estate sale or purchase. They are also an excellent source of recommendations for proven real estate agents, lenders and other service providers. Your lawyer will guide you in securing a dependable sale contract, negotiating issues that arise between contract and closing, and will prepare paperwork for clearing and transferring title. You will be assured your closing documents are correct, and will receive independent review and explanation of all loan documents. Attorney fees for residential transactions are usally a fixed, flat fee, payable at closing. You can not find a better bargain.
If you are an attorney in McLean County of Illinois we strongly urge you to join our association. MCBA strives to meet the needs of our community. To do that we need your involvement.
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Annual Holiday Luncheon
December 17, 2013
State of the Circuit
January 21, 2014
Judicial Advocacy Program
February 12, 2014
February 18, 2014
Corporate Law Program
March 18, 2014
April 15, 2013
May 7, 2014
Appellate Lawyers Program
May 20, 2014
June 17, 2014
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