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NSBA Signature Events
Throughout the year, the NSBA sponsors monthly meetings and events for professional career and legal development, continuing legal education, fundraising, and community outreach endeavors.

These include the Installation and Recognition of the L. Sanford Blustin Award Event, Holiday Party, Gary Wild Dinner, Mock Trial, Judges' Night, and many others.

To receive member-only pricing:  MEMBERS enter the email address associated with your membership to unlock the member only registration type.

If you cannot remember your email address, or if your registration level requires a discount code, please contact the NSBA office at 847-759-8700 or email us at

    • Thu, April 20, 2023
    • L Woods Tap & Pine Lodge

    Gary Wild Memorial Dinner
    Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    L. Woods | 7110 Lincoln Ave | Lincolnwood, IL 60712

    Members $75
    Non-members $100

    Let's gather to celebrate the power of community and honor NSBA Past President Gary Wild!  As a lawyer, Gary was zealous in protecting the rights of the less fortunate. Each year, NSBA presents an award to an organization that exemplifies Gary's character and interests.

    We want to congratulate this year's honorees: the Quilts of Valor Foundation and the Polish American Association. We appreciate all of the good works that these two organizations provide our communities.

    Register today and join friends of Gary Wild as they pay tribute to him during the celebration.

    Purchase your Ticket

    Sponsorship Opportunities
    A great way to support our bar association!

    Exciting sponsorship opportunities include great exposure to what will surely be a memorable event. Sponsorship provides sponsors an excellent opportunity for visibility to showcase services, company/firm and to meet and build relationships with the event's attendees.

    All sponsorships include written, verbal and social media recognition. 

    Gold: $1,500 (Includes 10 tickets)
    Silver: $500 (Includes 4 tickets)
    Bronze: $150 (Includes 1 ticket)
    Bar Sponsors: $500 (Includes 2 tickets and bar signage)

    Become a Sponsor

    Sponsorship Questions? Please contact Event Chairs Joel Bruckman and Kim Pressling at and

    • Fri, May 19, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Skokie Courthouse

    Friday, May 19, 2023
    Skokie Courthouse
    12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Snacks and beverages will be provided

    Registration Rate:

    Members - $25
    Non-Members - $50

    Eligible for 5 Professional Responsibility CLE Credits

    Outline of Events:

    12:10 PM to 1:10 PM
    Stress in the Workplace: The Impact On Our Thinking and Wellbeing (1.0 Credit Hour, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Presentation)

    Dr. Diana UchiyamaJD, PsyD, CAADC
    Executive Director at the Lawyer's Assistance Program

    Dr. Diana Uchiyama is the Executive Director of the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP). Prior to joining LAP, she was the Administrator of Psychological Services for DuPage County and ran a licensed outpatient substance use treatment program, including a Mentally Ill Substance Abuse (MISA) program and Seeking Safety program for individuals with substance use problems, who were also trauma survivors. Read more.

    1:10 PM to 2:10 PM
    Value Based Lawyering: Client And People-Centric Advocacy (1.0 Credit Hour, Professionalism Workshop)

    Laura Farr
    Founder and Principal of Forward Together Strategies

    Laura Farr is Founder and Principal of Forward Together Strategies, where she engages clients in building welcoming, inclusive communities. Read more.

    2:20 PM to 3:50 PM
    Obstacles And The Unexpected: Advice From Women Attorney (1.5 Credit Hour Diversity and Inclusion Panel)

    Kilby Cantwell Macfadden
    Principal Assistant Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice

    Kilby Cantwell Macfadden, serves as the Principal Assistant Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice. In this role, she focuses her prosecutions on medical professionals who overprescribe opioids fueling the national opioid epidemic. Read more.

    Corinne Cantwell Heggie

    Principal of Heggie Wochner Law Firm LLC

    Corinne Cantwell Heggie is a principal of Heggie Wochner Law Firm LLC where she helps individuals, families, and business owner avoid asset loss, taxes, and court battles with estate and business plans. Corinne can go to probate court if a judge decides where property will be distributed. Read more.

    Cinthya Lee

    Managing Partner at Hernandez & Lee Law Office

    Prior to becoming a partner at Hernandez & Lee Law Office in 2017, Cinthya was Supervising Attorney for the Traffic & Criminal Division and the Family Law Division for a boutique law firm in Rolling Meadows. Read more.

    Belle Katubig
    Cook County Assistant State's Attorney

    Belle Katubig is a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney where she focuses on defending physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals employed by John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and its affiliated institutions and clinics. Read more.

    MK Gamble
    Principal at The Law Office of MK Gamble

    Monica-Kaye Gamble, known as MK Gamble, is an attorney and policy advocate who operates a legal practice and consulting firm in Chicago. Read more.

    4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Burnout And Breaking Points: The Science Behind Stress & Anxiety and a Blueprint for Managing It (1.5 Credit Hour, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Presentation)

    Shemiah Derrick
    Licensed Relationship Therapist and Certified Addictions Counselor

    Shemiah Derrick is a Licensed Relationship Therapist and Certified Addictions Counselor who teaches individuals and couples how to communicate and create exciting relationships. Read more.

    • Wed, June 14, 2023
    • North Shore Country Club, Glenview

    Judges Night
    Save the Date
    Wednesday, June 14, 2023
    North Shore Country Club, Glenview

Past events

Sun, February 05, 2023 “Green Book” CLE & Solidarity Awards
Thu, January 26, 2023 Effective Use of Medical Evidence in a Personal Injury Case
Tue, November 29, 2022 Mediation Tips & The Mandatory Arbitration Program in the Circuit Court CLE
Thu, September 15, 2022 Annual Installation & Recognition Dinner
Thu, August 25, 2022 All Bar Networking Social
Wed, June 22, 2022 NSBA Judges Night
Tue, May 24, 2022 Gary Wild Memorial Dinner
Thu, April 21, 2022 Non-Parents in Parental Roles: Where to File and Why?- CLE Program
Fri, March 25, 2022 Cybersecurity for Practitioners - CLE Program
Fri, February 25, 2022 Digital Forensics and Investigations for Attorneys - CLE Program
Thu, February 03, 2022 9th Annual NSBA Invitational High School Mock Trial Tournament
Fri, January 28, 2022 Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) - Defensible Identification, Collection and Production- CLE Program
Fri, January 28, 2022 NSBA CLE 3 Part Series Bundle
Thu, October 14, 2021 An Overview of Cook County’s Real Estate Taxation System from Valuation to Appeals - CLE Program
Wed, October 06, 2021 Installation & Recognition Virtual Event
Wed, September 01, 2021 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Wed, August 04, 2021 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Wed, July 07, 2021 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Wed, June 30, 2021 NSBA Judges Night
Thu, June 03, 2021 Recognizing & Addressing Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession - CLE Program
Wed, June 02, 2021 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Thu, May 20, 2021 Improv for Lawyers & Judges - CLE Program
Thu, May 13, 2021 Strategies and Considerations from the PLAINTIFF'S and DEFENDANT's Perspective in Pretrial Settlement and Mediation - CLE Program
Wed, May 05, 2021 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Tue, April 13, 2021 Owning Your Own Firm: The Business of Law - CLE EVENT
Wed, April 07, 2021 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Wed, March 31, 2021 Gary Wild Memorial Virtual Award Ceremony
Wed, March 03, 2021 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Mon, February 15, 2021 2021 Spring Seminar: Dissecting Creditors' Best Practices
Thu, February 04, 2021 8th Annual NSBA Mock Trial Invitational
Wed, February 03, 2021 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Wed, January 13, 2021 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Wed, December 16, 2020 Child Support and Alimony: Winning Your Case by Understanding the Numbers - CLE EVENT
Wed, December 02, 2020 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Wed, November 04, 2020 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Wed, October 28, 2020 Mortgage Foreclosures in the Age of COVID - CLE EVENT
Thu, October 22, 2020 Installation & Recognition Virtual Event
Wed, October 07, 2020 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Wed, September 02, 2020 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Thu, August 13, 2020 Hate Speech and the First Amendment
Wed, June 10, 2020 Board Meeting - Zoom Call
Tue, May 19, 2020 Judge's Night
Wed, May 13, 2020 Board Meeting
Wed, April 22, 2020 CLE Program - POSTPONED
Wed, April 01, 2020 Board Meeting
Wed, March 11, 2020 CLE Program - What Attorneys Need to Know About the New Illinois Trust Code
Wed, March 04, 2020 Board Meeting
Thu, February 13, 2020 All Bar Networking Social & Fair
Wed, February 05, 2020 Board Meeting
Thu, January 30, 2020 7th Annual NSBA Mock Trial Invitational
Wed, January 08, 2020 CLE Program - Bond Reform and Pretrial Procedures
Wed, January 08, 2020 Board Meeting
Fri, December 06, 2019 ISBA Supreme Court Dinner
Mon, December 02, 2019 Annual Holiday Party
Wed, November 20, 2019 CLE Program
Wed, November 20, 2019 Board Meeting
Thu, November 14, 2019 Shomrin Society of Illinois "Woman of the Year" Reception
Wed, October 23, 2019 CLE Program: White-Collar Investigations & Trials
Wed, October 16, 2019 Board Meeting
Tue, September 24, 2019 Installation & Recognition Dinner
Wed, September 04, 2019 Board Meeting

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