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26
SEP
2017
Chicago Bar Association
Alliance for Women Mentoring Circles

The Alliance for Women's Mentoring Circles program will hold a kick-off meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 12:15 p.m., at the CBA Building, 321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60604. Learn how you can get involved in the program and/or rejuvenate your circle.

At the meeting, the Illin ...[continued]



26
SEP
2017
Appellate Lawyers Association
Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide

This luncheon program at the Union League Club features author and advocate Joel Cohen. He will share his insights into what judges think as they read our briefs, consider our oral arguments, and then make their final decisions. For his acclaimed book Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide, Mr. ...[continued]



26
SEP
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Jewish Judges Association Annual Dinner

15th Annual Justice, Lifetime Achievement, Public Service Award and Installation Dinner. Honorable Seymour Simon Justice Award Honoree: Justice John B. Simon; Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree: Judge James P. Flannery, Jr.; Honorable Richard J. Elrod Public Service Award: Honoree Justice Thomas L. ...[continued]



26
SEP
2017
Chicago Bar Association
Protecting Women's Rights in America: Is it Time for the ERA?

On September 26, join us for a free screening of Equal Means Equal, the definitive film about the status of women in America. Equal Means Equal makes the case for the need to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. A pre-film panel will address risks to women’s rights without the ERA, as well as the pote ...[continued]



26
SEP
2017
Chicago Bar Association
Young Lawyers Section Lunch with Judge Patricia O'Brien Sheahan

The YLS Lunch With a Judge series strives to provide young lawyers with the unique opportunity to hear from a member of the bench in an intimate setting. On September 26 Cook County Circuit Court Judge Patricia O'Brien Sheahan will lead a conversation and answer member questions about her career pri ...[continued]



27
SEP
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: Employment Law: Highlights from 2017 and Beyond

Speakers: Nate Lichtenstein and Amy Gibson. Class is open to the public but credit is available only for members of Decalogue.



28
SEP
2017
Chicago Bar Association
Young Lawyers Section Meet the Committees Night

Come out and meet the Young Lawyers Section’s practice and specialty committees - everything from Bankruptcy to Estate Planning to Women in the Law - on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the CBA. Meet and mingle with YLS leaders, enjoy complimentary appetizers and cocktails, and ...[continued]



29
SEP
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Erev Yom Kippur

Jewish High Holy Day begins at sunset. The holiest day of the Jewish calendar. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.



30
SEP
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Yom Kippur

Jewish High Holy Day ends one hour after sunset. The holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Fast day and continuous prayer throughout the day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.



1
OCT
2017
Chicago Bar Association
Chamber Music Delights

Members and friends of the CBA Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are invited to Piano Forte Studios on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., to enjoy chamber music in an intimate setting. The venue is located at 1335 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL. Tickets are $12 in advance, $20 at the door. Reservation ...[continued]



4
OCT
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Erev Sukkot

Jewish Holy Day begins at sunset. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.



4
OCT
2017
Chicago Bar Association
Running for Public Office: How to Get on the Ballot and Win

Topics and speakers: GETTING ON THE BALLOT: RUNNING A COST-EFFECTIVE CAMPAIGN Michael C. Dorf, Adducci, Dorf, Lehner, Mitchell & Blankenship, P.C. NAVIGATING THE CANDIDATE PETITION PROCESS: REMOVING YOUR OPPONENT FROM THE BALLOT Thomas A. Jaconetty, Law Office of Thomas A. Jaconetty NAVIGATING TH ...[continued]



5
OCT
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Sukkot 1st Day

Jewish Holy Day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.



6
OCT
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Sukkot 2nd Day

Jewish Holy Day ends at sunset. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.



10
OCT
2017
Chicago Bar Association
18th Annual Justice John Paul Stevens Award Luncheon

Join the CBA and the CBF at this year’s Justice John Paul Stevens Award Luncheon on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at The Standard Club. Hon. Ruben Castillo, Robert A. Clifford, Hon. Nathaniel R. Howse, Jr., Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow, Richard J. Prendergast, Larry R. Rogers, Sr., Ronald S. Safer, Hon. M ...[continued]



11
OCT
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Erev Shmini Atzeret

Jewish Holy Day begins at sunset. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.



12
OCT
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Shmini Atzeret

Jewish Holy Day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.



13
OCT
2017
Chicago Bar Association
Barristers Big Band Concert: Magic of the Modern Big Band

Hear a swinging new take on contemporary classics such as "Black Hole Sun," "Haven't Met You Yet," and "Mrs. Robinson" with the CBA Barristers Big Band on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Harold Washington Library Center. Concert is free and open to the public.



13
OCT
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Simchat Torah

Jewish Holy Day ends at sunset. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted.



18
OCT
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: Best Practices for Non-Profit Boards

Speaker: Barry Goldberg, Assistant Bureau Chief, Charitable Trust Bureau of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Co-sponsored by LAGBAC. Class is open to the public but credit is available only for members of Decalogue and LAGBAC.



19
OCT
2017
Diversity Scholarship Foundation
Diversity Scholarship Foundation's All Bar Presidents Reception

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Save-the-Date for the Diversity Scholarship Foundation's All Bar Presidents Reception hosted by Gordon, Rees, Scully & Mansukhani, One North Franklin, Suite 800, Chicago, IL registration information coming soon! www.diversitychicago.org



20
OCT
2017
Appellate Lawyers Association
Seventh Circuit Review of Recent Major Decisions

Details to follow.



24
OCT
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Building Bridges Awards

Decalogue Society of Lawyers and the Arab American Bar Association honoring Judge William Haddad and Michael Traison.



1
NOV
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: DCFS Investigations

Speaker: Diane Redleaf. 1.5 hours MCLE credit. Class is open to the public but credit is available only for members of Decalogue.



2
NOV
2017
Arab American Bar Association
AABAR’s Inaugural Judicial Reception

The Arab American Bar Association of Illinois (AABAR) will be hosting its Inaugural Judicial Reception honoring both Hon. Anne M. Burke and Hon. Timothy C. Evans.



3
NOV
2017
Appellate Lawyers Association
National Moot Court Competition

Details to follow.



8
NOV
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: Best Practices in Filing an Appeal

Speaker: Justice Jesse Reyes. Class is open to the public but credit is available only for members of Decalogue.



8
NOV
2017
Chicago Bar Association
Hiawatha in Chicago: Symphony Orchestra/Chorus Concert

The CBA Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform Anglo-African Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast in concert on November 8. In addition, the Symphony Orchestra will perform Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the St. James Ep ...[continued]



14
NOV
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE Networking Event: From Employee to Entrepreneur

How to start your own business from a legal and financial perspective. Speakers: Jessica Merino, President and Financial Advisor of Merino Wealth Management; Michelle Katz, Founding Partner of Advitam IP; Helen Bloch, Principal, Law Offices of Helen Bloch, P.C. Co-sponsored with the National Associa ...[continued]



15
NOV
2017
Appellate Lawyers Association
Patterns and Practice: How Analyzing the Illinois Supreme Court Can Boost Your Appeals

Details to follow.



18
NOV
2017
Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Bar Foundation Fall Benefit

Join us for a fun, casual evening at the Museum of Science and Industry! From eye-opening exhibits and unique family activities, to a sprawling silent auction, the CBF's biggest annual event provides an unforgettable night in one of Chicago’s most iconic museums. Highlights of the evening will incl ...[continued]



29
NOV
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: Traffic

Speaker: Judge Cecilia Horan. Open to the public. 1 hour MCLE credit for Decalogue members.



3
DEC
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Hon. Gerald C. Bender Memorial Lecture

Topic and Speakers: TBA



7
DEC
2017
Appellate Lawyers Association
Roundtable Luncheon Featuring the Justices of the Illinois Supreme Court

Details to follow.



12
DEC
2017
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Chanukah

8 day festival begins at sundown. There are no prohibitions on this holiday.



17
JAN
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Special MLK Day CLE: Loving

We will watch the 2016 historical drama. Prof. Cliff Scott-Rudnick will lead the class in discussion about the diversity issues presented in the story. More information to follow.



24
JAN
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: Judicial Recusals & SOJs

Speaker: Patrick John. Class is open to the public but credit is available only for members of Decalogue.



31
JAN
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: e-Discovery and Cyber Security

Speaker: Jeff Salling. Class is open to the public but credit is available only for members of Decalogue.



7
FEB
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: Mediation: What is the Object of the Exercise? If You Don’t Know Where You are Going, You Just Might Not Get There

Speaker: Kent Lawrence, Partner, Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop, LLC. Class is open to the public but credit is available only for members of Decalogue.



14
FEB
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: 2018 Income Tax Update

Speaker: Larry Krupp, Kessler Orlean & Silver. 1.5 hours general MCLE credit. Class is open to the public but credit is available only for members of Decalogue.



27
FEB
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Judicial Reception

Reception honoring state and federal judges.



7
MAR
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: Burnout in Lawyering III

Speaker: Alice Virgil, Ph.D. Professional Responsibility (mental health) MCLE credits pending. Class is open to the public but credit is available only for members of Decalogue.



14
MAR
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: Condo Law Update – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Speaker Joel Chupack, Partner Heinrich & Kramer. Class is open to the public but credit is available only for members of Decalogue.



30
MAR
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Erev Pesach

Holy Day begins at sunset. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Dietary restrictions apply for the duration of the 8 day holiday, including those days which are not designated as holy days.



31
MAR
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Passover 1st Day

Holy Day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Dietary restrictions apply for the duration of the 8 day holiday, including those days which are not designated as holy days.



1
APR
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Passover 2nd Day

Holy Day ends at sunset. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Dietary restrictions apply for the duration of the 8 day holiday, including those days which are not designated as holy days.



5
APR
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Erev Shivi Shel Pesach

Holy Day begins at sunset. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Dietary restrictions apply.



6
APR
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Passover 7th Day

Holy Day. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Dietary restrictions apply.



7
APR
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Passover 8th Day

Holy Day ends at sunset. No work, writing, commerce or travel is permitted. Dietary restrictions apply.



11
APR
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: 2018 Ethics Update

Speaker: Wendy Muchman, ARDC Chief of Litigation. 1.5 Professional Responsibility credits pending. Class is open to the public but credit is available only for members of Decalogue.



25
APR
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: Courtesy and Civility in the Legal Profession

Speaker: Justice Jesse Reyes. This class is open to the public but CLE credit is available only to Decalogue members.



9
MAY
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: Criminal Law

Speaker Donna Makowski



23
MAY
2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
CLE: Jewish Multi-Culturalism

Speakers: Stacey Flint, Mel Ferrand, more TBA. Class is open to the public but credit is available only for members of Decalogue. Professional responsibility credits pending.




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