Message from Celia Gamrath

Dear ISBA Colleagues:

This month is important to the lawyers of Illinois and our profession because it is the month we elect new leaders of the ISBA. I am running for 1 of the 4 Board of Governors seats in Cook County.

My past experience on the ISBA Board of Governors, Assembly Agenda Committee, ISBA Mutual Insurance Co. Board, and various Section Councils and Committees gives me a deep understanding of the daily challenges Illinois lawyers face, including economic challenges, bias and barriers, and quality of life issues. As a long-time partner of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, I faced these challenges too. Now, as a trial judge, I see another side, and have found concrete ways to address these issues, improve the image of lawyers, and enhance the daily practice of law for ISBA members.

I am proud to be a lawyer and an active member of the ISBA. That is why I am running – so that I can do more for the ISBA to advance its mission and help lawyers get more value from their ISBA membership. I hope my commitment, qualifications, and breadth of ISBA leadership experience earn your trust and your vote so I may serve again on the Board of Governors and dedicate more time to a cause I deeply believe in.

Thank you for your consideration, and for voting next month. YOU make the ISBA great!

Best Regards,
Celia Gamrath