IICLE Volunteer Network

Before there was a LinkedIn® or a Facebook, or even the World Wide Web, there was IICLE®. The Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education was founded over 50 years ago by lawyers who understood the value of sharing practice-based wisdom with their peers throughout the state. That tradition of a social network, in the literal sense of the term, continues today.

Whether communicating the latest developments in Illinois law to a packed audience of attorneys or taking ”pen in hand” to produce user-friendly practice handbooks, IICLE® volunteers form a unique and important social network that reaches out to all lawyers in the state. While technology enhances the interface and broadens delivery options, the concept remains the same: IICLE® is experience and information shared by attorneys, with attorneys. Built on the philosophy of providing practical, informative peer-based education, the Institute thrives due to its connections with and among its volunteers.

The Volunteer Network is IICLE®’s Greatest Asset

Each year, over 1,000 volunteers generously contribute their time and talents as Institute faculty, authors, and planning committee members. Volunteer efforts enable IICLE®, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, to produce the outstanding CLE events and handbooks that Illinois attorneys have relied on for over 50 years. Peer-based education is the cornerstone of IICLE®’s practical, timely, and relevant practice guidance.

Dedicated Volunteer Support

IICLE® is in the business of providing practical and comprehensive continuing legal education. When you speak or write for IICLE®, you are supported by a full staff of professionals who make the process easier for you. From providing helpful reminders to coordinating course materials and editing practice handbooks, IICLE® staff members are dedicated to making your work the best it can be!

Sign up as a Prospective Volunteer

Speaker Benefits

Speaker Resources & Support

You will have the benefit of helpful resource guides and the support of a dedicated program planning staff throughout the development of your program — all with the goal of making your presentation the best it can be.

Promote Your Participation

IICLE® will highlight your participation in a number of ways. Your name, firm affiliation, and biographical information will be featured in the program materials. Your contribution will also be publicized in promotional materials including print brochures, email marketing, and the IICLE® website.

On-Demand Access to Your Program

IICLE® will provide complimentary access to a recording of the program for you to view online on-demand.

Video Clips

Upon request and approval, IICLE® may be able to provide you with a short video or audio clip of your presentation.

MCLE Hours

In accordance with Illinois MCLE Rules, IICLE® will provide a certificate to all presenters and moderators demonstrating MCLE hours earned for participating in an IICLE® program. Upon request, we can assist you in using your online customer account to track your volunteer hours.

Contact our Director of Programming, Megan Moore, at to learn more about speaking for IICLE®.

Author Benefits

IICLE® Online Library

You will receive complimentary access to a temporary IICLE® Online Library® subscription during the project term.

Complimentary and Special-Rate Copies

You may receive a complimentary copy of the publication for which you wrote, in accordance with the terms of the publishing agreement. You may be eligible to purchase additional copies of the publication to which you contributed at 50% off the list price.

Certificate of Publication

You will receive a certificate evidencing your participation and the publication date, suitable for framing and for MCLE credit documentation.

Linking Program

Upon request and approval of the Director of Publishing IICLE® may provide a link to a sample of your chapter for your website.

Promote Your Participation

Most authors are acknowledged as authors in promotional materials pertaining to the respective publication to which they contributed. General Editors’ names may be published on the front of the handbook and in advertising, including brochures, catalogs, emails, and web-based graphics featured on the IICLE® website,

Author Resources

You will be provided with links to style and supplement guides that provide support during the writing and editing processes.

Track Your MCLE Hours Online

Your online customer account has a special feature that allows you to track CLE credits as you earn them. Upon request, we can assist you in using this tool to keep tabs on the number of hours you earn writing for IICLE®.

Contact our Director of Publishing, Amy McFadden, at to learn more about writing for IICLE®.