Ask-a-Lawyer Day (Open to
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Callers will have the opportunity to speak
to an attorney for free and receive general legal advice on Saturday,
April 28, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., by calling 312-554-2001.
Sponsored by the CBA Lawyer Referral
Meet the Judges Reception
& Liberty Bell Award Presentation
Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Complimentary | Members Only
CBA Headquarters (321 S. Plymouth Ct.,Chicago)
Space is Limited - Click
here to register.
Join the YLS for a meet and greet with judges from the
Illinois Appellate Court, Federal Court and Circuit Court of Cook
County, and to celebrate Law Day (officially May 1). A member of
the judiciary will join us as our keynote speaker and will present
The Liberty Bell Award and an award to the winner. Sponsored
Law Day Public
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Richard J. Daley Center
CBA's Barristers Big Band will perform musical
selections and members of the Chicago legal community will
give personal reflections on the Law Week theme, Separation of
Powers: Framework for Freedom.
Consider nominating a non-lawyer for the Liberty Bell
Award by April 21, 2018. The award recognizes a member of our community
who has rendered service that strengthens the effectiveness of the
American system of freedom under the law. Please help us promote the
ideals of justice, liberty and the importance of individual and
community responsibility. Click
here for further details and the nomination form.
About the 2018 Theme:
U.S. Constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and
independent branches—Congress, the Presidency, and a Supreme
Court. It also defines legislative, executive, and judicial powers and
outlines how they interact. These three separate branches share power,
and each branch serves as a check on the power of the others.
“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition,” James
Madison explained in Federalist 51. Why? Madison believed that the
Constitution’s principles of separation of powers and checks and
balances preserve political liberty. They provide a framework for
freedom. Yet, this framework is not self-executing. We the people must
continually act to ensure that our constitutional democracy endures,
preserving our liberties and advancing our rights. The Law Day 2018
theme enables us to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental
to our constitutional purpose and to consider how our governmental
system is working for ourselves and our posterity.