Meyers & Flowers Associate Attorney Thomas M. Connelly has been appointed to two section councils of the Illinois State Bar Association for the 2022-23 year. Mr. Connelly was re-appointed to the Young Lawyers Division Council for the second year in a row and will also join the Tort Law Section Council at the invitation of ISBA President Rory Weiler.
The ISBA is among the largest voluntary state bar associations in the United States, enhancing the professional capabilities of Illinois lawyers, and providing education and services to the public. Lawyers and judges throughout the state comprise the councils, managing specific programs and activities of the ISBA.
The ISBA Young Lawyers Division serves as a “resource for young lawyers practicing in Illinois to develop, enhance, and foster a balanced professional life.”
The mission of the ISBA Tort Law Section is to disseminate current tort law information, educate tort practitioners, promote improvements in the tort system, and enhance the knowledge and professional capabilities of ISBA members.
In his roles, Tom will contribute to ISBA newsletters by writing articles and will participate in subcommittee events and CLE programs produced by the two Councils. Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Connelly said, “I am looking forward to continuing to serve the ISBA and its more than 27,000 members. The ISBA is an important resource for lawyers throughout the state, and I am honored to serve on the YLD and Tort Law Councils.”
In addition to his commitments to the ISBA, Thomas is an active member of the Kane County Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and Chicago Bar Association. Furthermore, Mr. Connelly was appointed to the Batavia City Council, where he serves as Alderman of Batavia’s 4th Ward. He will serve until April 2023, representing the best interests of the people of Batavia by proposing and voting on legislation concerning the city.
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