Paula H. Holderman, chief attorney development officer at Winston & Strawn LLP, in Chicago, has been installed as the 137th president of the Illinois State Bar Association. Holderman will place special emphasis on four major projects, with an overall focus on enhancing member services and new member recruitment. She has formed a New Lawyer Task Force, to be chaired by Marron Mahoney and Brian Monico, who, with a committee, will develop recommendations for the bar association to help young lawyers succeed in the profession. Holderman will also concentrate on member services and marketing the tangible benefits of membership. Currently, the ISBA offers 15 hours of free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits each year to members, as well as Fastcase (online research) and E-Clips (case digests and legal news) as essential tools of the practice. ISBA membership also provides access to affordable malpractice insurance through the ISBA Mutual Insurance Company. ¿We will show the legal community that ISBA membership is not only relevant but the one membership that an Illinois lawyer needs,¿ she stated. Holderman will continue to focus attention on women and diversity in the profession. With her guidance, the ISBA launched the Illinois Law and Leadership Institute, a summer legal immersion program for high school students with an intensive curriculum that includes educational exercises and fun activities centered on the legal profession. The programs take place in Chicago and Carbondale and introduce students to careers in the legal field. Also, the ISBA will co-sponsor an event, "30 Female Blackstones," to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the first national meeting of women lawyers at the 1893 Chicago World¿s Fair. At Winston, Holderman has global responsibility for the firm¿s professional development and all facets of education and training for its more than 900 lawyers. Before joining the firm, she was director of hiring, recruiting and continuing legal education for the Cook County State¿s Attorney¿s Office. She also previously served as associate director of the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and Director of Clinical Education at The John Marshall Law School. From 1979-1989, she was an assistant state¿s attorney for the Champaign County State¿s Attorney¿s Office in Urbana. Holderman received a B.A. in French from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 1979.