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Hinshaw Partner James Lestikow Named Board Chair of IICLE®

January 11, 2021

The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that Springfield-based partner James M. Lestikow has been appointed to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE®).

Originally created by the Illinois State Bar Association in 1961, the IICLE® is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the professional development of Illinois attorneys with a 2021 budget for $3.3 million in revenue. Lestikow is a frequent writer and speaker on estate planning topics for IICLE®, including long-time involvement in the planning and development of its annual Estate Planning Short Course, which won the award for Professional Excellence from the Association for CLE Administrators in 2020. He has contributed to numerous IICLE® publications, including as General Editor or Co-General Editor and chapter author for Asset Protection Planning, Estate Planning for Illinois Lawyers: The Basics and Beyond, and Postmortem Estate Planning. In 2021, IICLE® will offer more than 50 programs and has more than 140 publications in print or as e-books.

Meet the IICLE® Board

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices nationwide and in London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the financial services sector, and other highly regulated industries. Hinshaw also serves as counsel to the professional services sector, and provides business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes.