Many, many thanks to the YLC Suit Drive Chairs, Kyle Tompkins, Kateah McMasters and Kevin Sheahan for coordinating a successful suit drive. The drive resulted in the most donations PCBA has ever gathered-- all for the benefit of the Career Center and Hope Store at Dream Center Peoria.
I also want to thank and recognize Linda and Stephanie for all of their efforts to make the March Brown Bag events a hit. These free and informative lunch sessions are another one of the great benefits that you get as a PCBA member.
Similarly, we have opened signups for the June 6, 2018 PCBA Professional Responsibility Seminar. As our members know, for the two-year reporting period ending in 2019, at least one of the six Professional Responsibility CLE hours must be in the area of diversity and inclusion, and another one of those hours must be in the area of mental health and substance abuse (Rule 794). The CLE committee has worked very hard to find great speakers for the June 6th seminar, which we believe will provide attendees with two hours of PMCLE credit that meet the new requirements. The mental health segment will be covered by Dr. Ryan Finkenbine, Professor and Chair of the Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Center at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. and the diversity/inclusion segment will be presented by Justi Miller, an attorney from State Farm in Bloomington. Due to circumstances not within our control, this seminar will not be recorded and will not be available for viewing after June 6.
Michele A. Miller
President - Peoria County Bar Association