ISBA Under 37 Candidates for Board of Governors

It is time once again for the the annual elections for the Illinois State Bar Association. This year I have the good fortune of knowing one of the two candidates running for the Under 37 seat in both Cook County and Downstate. If you have not yet voted, I support the Peter Olson (Cook) and April Troemper (Downstate) and urge you to do the same.Peter Olson

I first met Peter a couple of years again when we presented together at the ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference. It was a real pleasure to work with him in putting the presentation together and to present with him as well. Before I met Peter in person, I knew him from his multiple blogs: Solo in Chicago, Closing Real Estate in Chicago, and The Illinois Family Lawyer.

During the time that I have known Peter, I have come to know him as an excellent attorney who understands the challenges that solo and sApril Troempermall firm attorneys face on a regular basis. I believe that he would be an excellent addition to the Board of Governors. I just wish that I was eligible to vote for him.

In the race that I can actually vote in (which is called Downstate, despite the fact that it includes all of Illinois except for Cook County–I for one have never considered Lake County Downstate) I am supporting April Troemper. I also met April through the ISBA and I remember being impressed by her from that first conversation. She is intelligent and engaging and I believe she will honestly and thoughtfully represent the interests of all attorneys in Illinois. I am quite pleased that this year I will be able to vote for April for the Downstate Under 37 position on the Board of Governors.