Welcome to the Champaign County Bar Association website

Within this site, you will find information including the Champaign County Bar Association’s functions, a listing of attorneys and their specific areas of practice, links to courthouse information and links to legal research. The page will be updated frequently to ensure that you are provided with the most accurate information. If you have any questions about the Champaign County Bar, feel free to contact an officer or a board member.

CCBA Mission

  1. Continued Legal Education of Members
  2. Promotion of Public Awareness of the law and Public Service Activities by Members
  3. Facilitation of the Administration of Justice
  4. Preservation of the High Standards of Integrity, Honor and Courtesy in the Legal Profession
  5. Cultivation of a Spirit of Collegiality and Good Will Among its Members

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CLE Program

The CCBA offers CLE to its members at monthly Lunchtime CLE meetings. Up to one hour of CLE credit can be earned at these meetings, and attorneys who attend qualify for CLE credits toward the minimum continuing legal education requirements set by the Illinois Supreme Court. (MCLE Rule 795(d)(3)). Topics differ each month, but cover all areas of practice within the legal profession. In addition, some topics provide Professional Responsibility CLE credit.

These monthly Lunchtime CLE meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of each month from January through October, with lunch from 11:30am-12:00pm and the CLE meeting from 12:00pm-1:00pm. The meetings are typically held at The Regent Ballroom in Savoy (1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy: www.regentballroom.com).

Should you have any questions or wish to sign-up for one of the Lunchtime CLE meetings, please contact Alyx Parker at aparker@meyercapel.com

Upcoming CLE dates:

  • Monthly CLE will resume when health conditions permit.

News and Updates

If you are not getting emails from the CCBA, it may be because your dues have not been paid for the 2023-2024 year or there is an issue with your email address. Please contact Danielle Cain if you are not receiving our emails.

If you have news you’d like to share with CCBA members, please contact Mark Palmer, chair of the Announcements, Accomplishments, and Anecdotes Committee.

Board Minutes

For all minutes, please see the

Members' Section

Officers

Lauren McQueen – President

Brett Kepley  – Vice President 

Colleen Ramais – Treasurer

Danielle Cain – Secretary

Please direct all inquiries to champaigncobar@gmail.com

No soliciting, please. 

Board of Governors

Emma Dorantes (term: 2022-2025)

Brett Kepley (term: 2022-2025)

Julie King (term: 2021-2024)

Lauren McQueen (term: 2020-2026)

Mark Palmer (term: 2021-2024)

Elisabeth Pollock (term: 2021-2024)

Colleen Ramais (term: 2023-2026)

Miranda Soucie (term: 2022-2025)

Danielle Cain (term: 2023-2026)


Past President: Emma Dorantes