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Retired Judges Seminar
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
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Sponsored by the Illinois Judges Association and its Retired Judges Committee

Co-sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association

          Live Webcast Thursday, April 29, 2021

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

2.0 Hours MCLE Credit, including 1.0* Hour PMCLE Credit (*subject to approval)


Anyone may join us on Zoom for just this hour, but you must register

1:30 PM–1:35 PM:    Welcome by IJA President Diane Shelley, Cook County Circuit Judge

1:35 PM–1:50 PM:    Pension Legislation Status: Mike Kasper

                                 Kasper & Nottage, P.C.,  Illinois Judges Association Lobbyist   

1:50 PM–2:05 PM:    JRS Pension Solvency: Tim Blair

                                 State Retirement System (SRS) Executive Director

2:05 PM–2:20 PM:    JRS Matters of Interest for Retirees: Angie Ackerson

                                 Judicial Retirement System (JRS), Division Manager

2:20 PM–2:30 PM:    Break


Intended for All, including those who do and those who do not wish CLE credit

2:30 PM–3:30 PM:   • Election Impact on State and Federal Government:

                                          Winners, Losers, Graduated Income Tax, & Policy Implications 

                                 • Highlights of key Illinois Supreme Court Cases

                                 Adjunct Professor Scott J. Szala

                                 Illinois Constitutional Law and Policy

                                 University of Illinois College of Law

                                 1.0 hour MCLE credit    

3:30 PM–4:30 PM:    Ethics: Social Media, Oaths, and Recent Legal Ethics Developments

                                 Judge Ray McKoski (Retired)

                                 University of Illinois at Chicago

                                 UIC John Marshall Law School

                                 Adjunct Professor

                                 1.0  hour MCLE credit including 1.0* hour PMCLE credit (*subject to approval)


  • Direct questions to Kathy Hosty at [email protected]  or 312-431-1283
  • No fee for Illinois Judges Association members.  $100 fee for non-members with the payment by non-members applying upon request to the 2021-2022 Illinois Judges Association dues of $100 for retired judges and $225 for sitting judges.
  • Instructions for accessing the live webcast will be sent in a confirmation email after registration.
  • You will be notified via email when your MCLE certificate is available, about 3-4 weeks after the program
      Thank You from the IJA Retired Judges Committee to the ISBA for their invaluable assistance!


Illinois Judges Association