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Northbrook-based attorney named Illinois Bar Association president

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Anna Krolikowska has been installed as the fifth female president of The Illinois State Bar Association.

Krolikowska, a family law attorney based in Northbrook, won a three-way statewide election in a decisive victory that included her winning every county in Illinois, 102 in all. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke swore-in and installed Krolikowska during a ceremony at the Illinois Supreme Court Building in Springfield June 17.

Krolikowska has served on the ISBA Board of Governors since 2014 and the General Assembly since 2009. Her involvement with ISBA also includes serving on the ISBA Mutual board of directors since 2019, serving on the ISBA Mutual Board Sales & Marketing Committee since 2012, chairing and creating the ISBA Leadership Institute for all members, chairing the ISBA Board of Governors Scope & Correlation Committee (2019-2020), serving as a liason to the ISBA Steering COmmittee on Racial Inequality (2020-2021), as well as serving on the ISBA Family Law and YLD section councils, the Marketing Committee, the SPecial Task Force on Collaborative Process.

This Special Task Force led to ISBA’s proposal, lobbying for, and eventually passage into law in 2017 of the Illinois Collaborative Process Act.

Krolikowska was actively involved on this Special Task Force and was closely involved in the effort to see the Collaborative Process Act into law. She also chaired the ISBA General, SOlo and Small Firm Section Council.

Beyond the ISBA, Krolikowska maintains active membership in The Advocates Society, Collaborative Divorce Illinois, DuPage County Bar Association, Justinian Society of Lawyers, Lake County Bar ASsociation, North Suburban Bar Association, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.

Krolikowska has earned many professional honors, including being named: the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s Forty Under 40 to Watch 2019, an Emerging Lawyer by Super Lawyers 2015-2019, and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation Distinguished Service Award.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Univesity and a law degree from Loyola University’s School of Law.

Aside from litigating divorce cases, she is a highly experienced mediator and collaborative divorce process attorney.

During her tenure as ISBA president, Krolikowska will focus on three core initiatives.

First, she will focus on issues of diversity and inclusion for attorneys in Illinois. Second, she will focus on initiatives encouraging professional life/work wellness for all attorneys in Illinois. Third, she will focus on creation of an ISBA Business Institute, with a mission of fostering resources for attorneys to draw upon in support of their practices.

Krolikowska is driving awareness that law practices are businesses and there are many opportunities to help attorneys further develop their business and administrative skills and resources for even greater success.

See the article as printed in the Northbrook Daily Herald, HERE