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January 22, 2018
Committee Meetings
Join a Committee
The following is a list of committees that have notified the CBA of their speaker/topic. Meetings are held at 12:15 p.m. for one hour at the CBA unless otherwise noted. Bring your CBA card to obtain MCLE credit for meeting attendance and no RSVP is necessary.. Lunch is available for purchase in the CBA Legal Bookstore. Members may attend any meeting they choose. Schedule subject to change. Click here to see the current schedule and descriptions.
January 22
Administrative Law (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Brian Dunn, City of Chicago Office of Inspector General, and Daniel Hurtado, Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor, the role of inspectors general.

Continuing Legal Education
Committee will meet.

Elder Law (12:45 P.M., IL MCLE Credit)
Christopher S. Hopkins, Clark Hill, estate planning for adjudicated adults with disabilities and more.

Food Law
Meeting cancelled.

Legislative (12:00 P.M., IL MCLE Credit)
Review and discuss sponsored and non-sponsored legislation.

Real Estate Taxation, Assessment & Appeals
Meeting cancelled - see Jan. 23 seminar below.
January 23
Federal Taxation (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
David Henderson with what tax advisors need to know about the tax cuts and the Jobs Act.

Intellectual Property Law (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Prof. Yolanda M. King, Northern Illinois University College of Law, tattoos, copyrights, and protection.

YLS Real Estate (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Ashley Madonia, Investment Property Exchange Services, understanding a 1031 exchange. Thank you to Citywide Title Corp.
January 24
Asset Protection (IL MCLE Credit)
Jessica M. W. Heston, Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove, domestic asset protection trust basics.

CBA Chorus (6:00 P.M.)

CBA Symphony Orchestra (Off-site, 6:15 P.M.)
Location: Daley Center, Room 1401. Rehearsal.

Commercial Litigation (IL MCLE Credit)
Robert Minetz, Latimer LeVay Fyock, difference between Illinois and Federal Court Rules.

Health Law
(IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Mark Silberman and Juan Morado with Illinois Certificate of Need: 2018 Update.

LGBT and Human Rights (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Malcolm (Skip) Harsch, ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, state of LGBT legal rights.

Media Production
Upcoming "You and the Law" programs, the post-production status and more.
January 25
Real Estate Taxation, Tax Sale Tax Deed
Meeting cancelled – see Jan. 23 seminar below.

YLS Environmental Law (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Eric DeBellis, Citizens Utility Board, electricity regulation 101.
January 26
Mindfulness and the Law (IL PR-MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Dr. Serena Wadhwa with meditation modes and mindfulness practices for wellness.

YLS International Corporate & Trade Law (5:15 P.M., IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Austin W. Bartlett, Adler Murphy & McQuillen, emerging legal issues with commercial space travel.
CLE Seminars
Register for Seminars
CLEAdvantage - CBA Member Discount CLE Plan: Members can attend most CLE seminars for only $150 per plan year. Seminars are Webcast at and the West LegalEdcenter (see costs online). Pricing below reflects in-person cost. Register online or call CBA Ticketing at 312-554-2056. Schedule is subject to change.

How To... (Fearlessly) Text with Clients (0.5 IL PR-MCLE Credit) Complimentary!
January 23/1:45-2:45 p.m./$0 Member/$50 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

Real Estate Taxation: Tax Sales and Tax Deeds and Tax Assessments and Appeals (2.75 IL MCLE Credit)
January 23/3:00-6:00 p.m/$0 CLE-Advantage/$80 Member

Workshop: Create a Google Form (IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval)
January 24/2:30-3:30 p.m./$25 Member/$75 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

Well, Well Alleviating Stress for More Success (1 IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval) Complimentary!
January 25/12:00-1:00 p.m/$0 Member/Web only

DUI 101: Overview of IL DUI Procedures, Prosecution and Defense (2 IL MCLE Credit)
January 30/12:00-2:10 p.m/$0 CLE-Advantage/$40 Member

How To... Communicate Courteously and Effectively via Email (0.5 IL PR-MCLE Credit) Complimentary!
January 30/1:45-2:45 p.m./$0 Member/$50 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

Special Events

Wine Tasting to Benefit CBA Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - February 9
Join your colleagues at the CBA on February 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for an evening of wine tasting and small bites, music and mingling. $50 per person. For tickets, email Tamra Drees or call 312-554-2057.

YLS Texas Hold'em and Casino Night - February 23 (Early Bird Pricing Now in Effect)
Get ready to do a little dance, play a little cards and get down tonight with the Young Lawyers Section at “Disco Nights,” our 11th annual casino night fundraiser benefiting The Chicago Bar Foundation. In celebration of the CBF’s 70th Anniversary we’ll be getting down 1970’s-style in our best disco duds at an evening featuring table games, a Texas Hold’em Tournament, and food and drink at The University Club on February 23, 2018. Proceeds from the evening support the CBF’s work in Chicago's legal community to make the justice system more fair and accessible for everyone. Tickets on sale now at Be sure to check out Disco Night's new video on Youtube.

Association News

Save on Business Development Coaching Programs for Attorneys from Fretzin, Inc.
Author and attorney coach Steve Fretzin is offering a 10% discount for all CBA members in 2018. His business development and marketing programs are highly regarded for getting real results for the attorneys who are committed to growing their books of business. This 10% discount can be applied to any one of their many coaching and training programs. Go to to take advantage of this discount today!

Federal District Court Judge Applications Due February 1
Applications to become a Federal District Court Judge in the Northern District of Illinois are currently being accepted now through Thursday, February 1. Applicants must submit a resume and a completed copy of this questionnaire to by 5 p.m. CT on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Applicants are requested to incorporate their resume, completed questionnaire, and any attachments to the questionnaire into a single PDF document if possible.

Connect with Corporate Counsel on April 27
The CBA is seeking law firm sponsors for its April 27 seminar geared to corporate counsel, “Win, Lose or Draw: Defining What It Means to “Win” for the Litigant and Managing the Significant Case to Get the W.” Sponsorships start at $750. Contact Rebecca Martin at

All Roads Lead to Rome... Have You Made Your Plans Yet to Attend CBA CLE in Italy?
Experience Rome has you never have before while earning continuing legal education credit and making countless connections with fellow attendees! The CBA is headed to Rome, Italy from April 16-19, 2018. An agenda and travel information is now available at

Women's Summit
The WBAI and Loyola Law School’s inaugural Women in the Law Summit on January 26 will address issues facing women and provide attendees with concrete tips, strategies, and connections for success. Learn more here.


Are you looking for a pro bono opportunity that fits your skills, interests and availability? The CBF Pro Bono Support Program is here to help connect you to meaningful pro bono volunteer opportunities that are a good fit for you.  To learn more about potential volunteer opportunities, view our Pro Bono Opportunities Guide or visit  Contact Angela Inzano at the CBF Pro Bono Support Program ( or 312-554-4952) for assistance getting involved or for hard copies of the Guide.


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