Ask-a-Lawyer Day –
April 29, 2017 (Open to the Public)
Callers will have the opportunity
to speak to an attorney for free and receive general legal advice on
Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., by calling
312-554-2001. Sponsored by the CBA Lawyer Referral Service.
Law Day Public Celebration
and Lunch with a Judge
Monday, May 1, 2017 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Richard J. Daley Center
CBA's Symphony and Chorus will perform musical selections, members of
the Chicago legal community and a representative from LYDIA House will
give special remarks, and Judge Grace Dickler, Presiding Judge of the
Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, will
give her personal reflections on the Law Week theme, The 14th Amendment:
Protecting Our Children, the Future of Our Democracy. CBA Member
attendees are invited to stay after the celebration for a “Lunch a
Judge” with Judge Raul Vega of the Domestic Relations Division of
the Circuit Court of Cook County in his courtroom in the Daley
Advocating for the Rights of Children: An
Overview of Due Process and Equal Protection
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 3:00-6:00 p.m.
The Chicago Bar Association or Webcast
IL PR-MCLE Credit
$0 for CLE-Advantage Member/$40 Member/$80 Nonmember
Register for in
person attendance or webcast
attendance, or call 312-554-2056.
Join the YLS as a variety of experts discuss how children's rights have
been and continue to be impacted by 14th Amendment jurisprudence, as
well as how agencies and organizations throughout Chicagoland function
in a variety of ways to ensure that children, especially those that
enter the child welfare system, receive the care, services and
protections they are entitled to under the law.
Lawyers in the Classroom
Law Day Activity
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 8:15-10:00 a.m.
Eberhart Elementary School, 3400 W. 65th Place Chicago, IL
The Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago will provide a lesson plan
and CBA / YLS volunteers will lead a discussion with middle school
students on a topic relating to the 2017 Law Day theme,"The 14th
Amendment: Transforming American Democracy." The YLS is seeking 4-6
volunteers for this project.
Meet the Judges Reception
& Liberty Bell Award Presentation
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Complimentary | Members Only
CBA Headquarters (321 S. Plymouth Ct.,Chicago)
Space is Limited - Register online.
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). Judge Mark Lopez of
the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County will
join us as our keynote speaker and will present both The Liberty Bell
Award and an award to the winner of the YLS-sponsored Legal Prep Charter
Academy essay contest. Attendees will also be encouraged to purchase
pinwheels benefitting Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, which will be
displayed in a pinwheel garden at the event. Sponsored by
Legal Workshops with Legal
Prep Charter School Students
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Chicago Bar Association
Do you know your rights? In partnership with the Legal Prep Mentoring
Program, the YLS Criminal Law Committee will lead students of Legal Prep
Charter School and their mentors in a series of interactive workshops to
learn their rights and see how to invoke those rights in real life
The Legacy of Brown v
Board of Education and the Continued Quest for Equality
Friday, May 5, 2017 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
The Chicago Bar Association Building or Webcast
$0 CLE-Advantage Member/$20 Member/$40 Non-member
Register for in
person attendance or webcast
attendance, or call 312-554-2056
Professor Sasha Coupet, Associate Professor of Law and Director of
Research for the Civitas ChildLaw Center of Loyola University College of
Law will speak about the legacy of the seminal case of Brown v. The
Board of Education and where we are now in the ongoing quest for
Consider nominating a non-lawyer for the Liberty Bell
Award by April 21, 2017! 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.
Blankets for Babes
Bring blankets, backpacks, and suitcases for children in
foster care through Lydia House of Chicago. A drop box in the
CBA’s 1st floor bookstore during the month of May and at all Law
Purchase a pinwheel for $5 for the Law Week
Pinwheel garden with with proceeds benefitting Prevent Child Abuse
Illinois. Pinwheels will be on display during the month of May in the
CBA building lobby.
Legal Prep Essay
Students from Legal Prep Charter School will submit
essays on the Law Week topic and winners will receive a Visa gift card
and be acknowledged at the “Meet the Judges Reception". To
volunteer to evaluate essays, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the 2017 Theme:
2017 theme provides the opportunity to explore the many ways that the
Fourteenth Amendment has reshaped American law and society. Through its
Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection clauses, this
transformative amendment advanced the rights of all Americans. It also
played a pivotal role in extending the reach of the Bill of Rights to
the states. Ratified during Reconstruction a century and a half ago, the
Fourteenth Amendment serves as the cornerstone of landmark civil rights
legislation, the foundation for numerous federal court decisions
protecting fundamental rights, and a source of inspiration for all those
who advocate for equal justice under law.