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Mental Health and Its Impact on Attorneys and Clients


In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the CLE Committee presents a three-part series:

Mental Health and Its Impact on Attorneys and Clients

Wednesday, May 18:  Mental Health Treatment for the Client
    by The Honorable Lisa Wilson, Tenth Judicial Circuit, and Robert Beach, Human Service Center

Friday, May 20:  Dealing with Attorney Mental Health Issues
     by The Honorable James Radcliffe, LAP, and Peter Rotskoff, ARDC

Monday, May 23:  The Attorney-Client Relationship when the Client Becomes Incapacitated
    by Susan Dawson-Tibbits, Johnson, Bunce & Noble

Each of the above courses has been approved by the ILSCCP for one hour of professional responsibility credit

Each segment is $20 or purchase all three for $50.

3 seminars | 3 ways to attend
1. Live at the PCBA office, lunch included (space limited to 20 people)
2. Webinar available live 12:00 - 1:00 
3. On demand
Please enter your preferred method of attendance, e.g. Live, Webinar or On demand.  Then specify 
for which segment you are registering in the "Order Comments" section.

Price: $20.00
Please enter your ARDC No. or No.(s) (1st time Registrants to website)
Please select your method of attendance
One segment
List name of attorney

CLE Sponsorship


Sponsors of the PCBA's Continuing Legal Education programs are provided the following:

  • A table at the program for handouts, to meet and greet the attorneys or hold a business card door prize drawing.  
  • Sponsor’s logo/contact information is included in a pre-seminar power point presentation and also on the printed agenda. 
  • Sponsors are also mentioned from the podium during the program.  The programs are recorded and viewers of the DVDs will then hear the sponsor’s promotion. 

Attendance ranges from 70 – 120.


Price: $350.00

DVD: New Dissolution and Parentage Act


Why Gamble on Your Knowledge of the New Dissolution and Parentage Act?  was held on Nov. 11, 2015, at the Par-a-Dice Hotel.  It is now available on DVD and provides 6 hours of general MCLE credit.  THIS COURSE HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR TENTH CIRCUIT GAL REQUIREMENTS.  The topics covered:

Opening remarks by Richard W. Zuckerman

Temporary Relief by G. Edward Murphy WRITTEN MATERIALS
Initial P.A. by Derek G. Asbury WRITTEN MATERIALS and Former 604 and Significant Decisions by Kelly Giraudo WRITTEN MATERIALS
Initial Parenting Time by Brian Seckler WRITTEN MATERIALS
Modification, Enforcement/Removal by Judy Serritella WRITTEN MATERIALS PART I  PART II PART III
Child Support/513 by Daniel M. Cordis WRITTEN MATERIALS
Maintenance by Michael R. Hasselberg WRITTEN MATERIALS
Property by Kirk W. Bode WRITTEN MATERIALS
Attorneys' Fees by A. Lou Benassi WRITTEN MATERIALS
Parentage Act by Honorable Jerelyn D. Maher WRITTEN MATERIALS
Judges' Roundtable with 10th Circuit Domestic Relations Judges Hon. Thomas Keith, Hon. James Mack, Hon. Kim Kelley and Hon. Mark Gilles


Price: $195.00
Please enter your ARDC No. or No.(s) (1st time Registrants to website)
Select your pricing tier

Membership Dues


 The Peoria County Bar Association was incorporated in 1879 and works to encourage local attorneys to become and continue as active members of the Association.  The Membership Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding applications from prospective members. Currently the PCBA has over 620 members who can be involved in 19 different committees. If you are interested in becoming a member of the PCBA please complete the membership application (located under Members Section at the bottom of this page) and choose below which dues level would apply to you, or submit payment to the PCBA by check. If you are a current member of the PCBA you can also pay dues online without submitting a new application.

Price: $0.00
This is a voluntary contribution and not required to pay Membership Dues

2016 PCBA Golf Outing



This year's Golf Outing will be held on Monday, August 29, 2016, at WeaverRidge Golf Club, Peoria, Illinois. Lunch is available, but on your own during registration which begins at 11:00 a.m. Shotgun tee-off at 12:00, Social Hour beginning at 5:00 p.m. with Dinner and Awards/door prizes at 6:00 p.m.  Reservation Deadline: Friday, August 19, 2016. Please note, if you will be golfing with a foursome, in the "ORDER COMMENTS" Section at the end of your checkout list the names of ALL golfers in the foursome when purchasing this product online.  

Sponsorships available as follows

Beverage Station - Two golf and dinner packages, recognition in printed materials, recognition on beverage station, acknoledgement from podium at dinner
Contest Sponsor - One golf and dinner package, recognition in printed material, recognition on contest hole, acknowledgement from podium at dinner
Deluxe Hole Sponsor - Two dinner tickets, recognition in printed materials, signage at one hole, acknowledgement from podium at dinner
Hole Sponsor - Recognition in printed materials, signage at one hole, acknowledgement from podium at dinner

Price: $100.00
Please select from the list above your Level of Sponsorship

2016 Annual Business Meeting and Installation of Officers


Annual Business Meeting and Installation of Officers 
Monday, July 11, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Spalding Pastoral Center
419 Madison Ave., Peoria

President-elect Jerelyn Maher's theme for the coming year:  
"Back to the Future:  Building on a Rich Past for a Solid Future."
She is asking for all PCBA members to dig out those baby pictures of your mom, dad, brother, sister (including “steps” and in-laws), cousin, husband or wife who are also PCBA members, and deliver to Linda at the bar association by June 27. They will be posted at the annual meeting and all are invited to guess who they are. Prizes will be given to the family with the most members present, the oldest and youngest family member present, and the oldest and youngest married members present.  Amidst all this fun, we will conduct our annual business while we enjoy a cookout grilled onsite by Cracked Pepper Catering.  You will also have the opportunity to have your picture taken with a DeLorean.

Cost is $40.00 per person and includes two drink tickets. 
Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Please list attendee(s) in the "Order Comments Section" when you check out.

Price: $40.00
Please select Member or Non-Member Price
List name of attorney

2016 Government and Public Interest Seminar





The Government and Public Interest Seminar will be held on June 14, 2016, at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 NE Madison, Peoria, IL.  Registration deadline is Friday, June 10.  This course provides three hours of general MCLE credit; certificates will be distributed at the end of the seminar.


Changes to the Illinois Eavesdropping Act by William Atkins, Johnson, Bunce & Noble
Employment Law Updates for the public (and private) sector by Joshua Herman, Miller, Hall & Triggs
NLRB Changes, Protected Concerted Activity by Nathaniel Strickler, NLRB
Social Networking Policies: NLRB perspective by Nathaniel Strickler and Employer perspective by Joshua Herman
Public Officials' Personal Cell Phones by Joshua Herman, Miller, Hall & Triggs
OMA/FOIA Updates and Recent PAC/AG Opinions by Phillip Lenzini, Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick


Price: $65.00
Please use drop-down box to select your registration tier or Sponsor tier
Please enter your ARDC No. or No.(s) (1st time Registrants to website)

Young Lawyers Committee Sponsor


The Young Lawyers Committee meets monthly to discuss various upcoming projects. Sponsors have 20 minutes for their presentation.  If you have a power point, contact the PCBA to make arrangements for that.  Sponsors may also bring handouts for the group, which is usually 25 - 30 young lawyers.  If you would like to sponsor one of the YLC monthly meetings, please contact:  Young Lawyers Committe Chair, Vincent Boyle (309) 676-0400, or Linda Raineri at the PCBA at (309) 674-6049, to choose a meeting date.  To finalize the sponsorship, you may either send a check, payable to "Peoria County Bar Association" in the amount of $300.00, and mail to 110 SW Jefferson Ave., Suite 520, Peoria, IL 61602-7104, or you may pay here with MasterCard or Visa.  

Price: $300.00

CLE Seminars on DVD


($100.00 each) DVD for members

($125.00 each) DVD for non-members

Please note in order comments which seminar DVD you are purchasing.  

Currently available:

Professional Responsibility (2 hours professional responsibility credit each):
Tried & True Part Two (October 2014)
Wait, wait...don't tell the ARDC! (May 2015)
Pushing Progress (October 2015)
Tried & True Part Three (May 2016)

General Credit:

2014 Maintenance Guidelines Seminar (1.5 hours)

2015 Winter Series (3 hours general MCLE credit):
Criminal Law - Social Media Admissibility
Real Estate Transactions in 2015
Employment Law and Workers' Compensation
Family Law
Civil Practice
Elder Law

Advanced Appellate Practice
Government & Public Interest

2016 Winter Series (3 hours general MCLE credit)
Employment Law/Workers' Compensation
Commercial Law & Litigation
Civil Practice
Elder Law
Family Law
Law Practice Management (1 hour general/2 hours PMCLE credit)



Price: $100.00
Please use drop-down to select your DVD Tier

Diversity Scholarship Fund


Diversity Scholarship Fund through the Foundation, a 501(c) (3) entity

Price: $50.00

PCBA Foundation


Memorial contributions to the Peoria County Bar Association Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity, are tax deductible.

*Please note our contribution dollar amounts: Level I is $10.00, Level II is $20.00 and Level III you may choose the dollar amount you wish to contribute in increments of ten.

*Please state in the "Comment Section" when checking out, the name(s) of the attorney(s) for whom the memorial contribution is to be allocated.  Below is a list of PCBA Members who have passed since the last memorial service on May 21, 2015.

Robert C. Strodel, June 8, 2015
William J. Charnock, July 19, 2015
Mary J. Newbould, August 14, 2015
James A. Cummings, September 18, 2015
E. Richard Johnson, October 10, 2015
Randall A. West, October 30, 2015
Edward R. Durree, January 27, 2016
Robert H. Jennetten, February 28, 2016 - By request of the family, contributions in memory of Bob Jennetten will be earmarked for the Foundation's Diversity Scholarship.
Paul A. Edwards, February 29, 2016
Robert R. Thornton, March 11, 2016
Clifford J. Langenfeld, April 27, 2016

The memorial service honoring the above members will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Peoria County Courthouse.

John C. Brady, May 22, 2016d

Mr. Brady will be included in the 2017 memorial service.


Price: $10.00

Lawyer Referral Service Dues


Any member in good standing with the Peoria County Bar Association, who is now engaged in the active practice of law in the County of Peoria, has been so engaged in practice for at least one year, and has a law office located in Peoria or Tazewell County, may apply for registration by signing and filing, at the Association office the application form provided by the association. The Association reserves the right, by order of a majority of the members of the Committee, to reject any application for registration in the Service, or to remove, at any time, the name of any Service attorney from the Service. The executive director of the Association shall promptly notify each person whose application is accepted or rejected, or whose name is removed from the Service. If dissatisfied with the action of the Committee, any person so affected by this provision shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Directors of  the Association upon written application made to the executive director within ten (10) days from the date of the Committee action complained of. To be eligible as a Service attorney, professional liability insurance in the amount of no less than $100,000. must be provided and maintained. 
The registration fee is $50.00 annually payable on July 1 of each fiscal year, with unlimited panel selection.

*If you are a current LRS member and have changes to your panel selection, please list them in the "Order Comment Section" when proceeding to check out.

** If you are a new member to the LRS program, please contact the PCBA Office (309) 674-6049 after you have submitted payment, to receive your information packet.

Price: $50.00

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