Two Arnstein & Lehr LLP Chicago Partners Elected to IICLE Board of Directors
Arnstein & Lehr LLP and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (“IICLE”) are pleased to announce that Chicago Partner William J. Anaya was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Chicago Partner and General Counsel Hal R. Morris was elected as an incoming Member of the Board of Directors of IICLE.
Bill has been involved with the activities at IICLE since the mid-1980s, both as a frequent speaker and as prolific author. He is the current Editor and author of IICLE publications involving Illinois Environmental Law and the General Editor of IICLE’s publication on Mortgage Foreclosure. “This past several years, lenders have been increasingly concerned about environmental liability associated with commercial foreclosures. Indeed, much of our original focus in the publication was on reducing risk – losing less money, if you will. As foreclosure practices grew, we expanded the scope of the publication to include the entire foreclosure process – from default through post-judgment collection.” Bill was also on the part time faculty at Loyola University School of Law, and since 2002 has been a member of the part-time faculty at The John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. “Teaching is another form of learning,” according to Anaya, “and IICLE is one way I keep current and relevant in the practice of law.”
Hal Morris is a commercial litigator and appellate lawyer with Arnstein & Lehr LLP. In addition, he is General Counsel to the Firm. He has written chapters and spoken frequently at IICLE functions on Real Estate Litigation and Remedies for well over a decade. Hal, too, is an adjunct professor of law at ITT Chicago Kent, where he teaches an honors seminar on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and is responsible for the publication of the Seventh Circuit Review. Hal and Bill were featured recently at IICLE’s Real Estate Short Course – a course primarily transactional in nature, but Hal and Bill closed the program with evidentiary and trial considerations every transactional lawyer should know. “I have always been impressed with the professionalism of our transactional lawyers, and my purpose at these programs, and in my chapters, is to give our transactional colleagues a greater appreciation of litigation and the tools they need to support their clients’ goals in the event of litigation.”
“Professionalism, scholarship and relevance are hallmarks of IICLE,” according to Mike Rooney, IICLE’s Executive Director, “and in Bill and Hal, we have leaders who have exhibited those qualities for decades, and in whom we expect to continue those traditions with IICLE for the benefit of Illinois lawyers.” Arnstein & Lehr LLP is pleased to add its strength to IICLE – a leader in Continuing Legal Education in Illinois since the 1960s.