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June 26, 2017
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. Lunch is available for purchase and no RSVP is necessary. Members may attend any meeting they choose. Schedule subject to change. Click here to see the current schedule and descriptions.
June 26
Continuing Legal Education
Committee will meet.

Elder Law (12:45 PM, IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Suzanne M. Courtheoux, LAF, Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.
June 27
Alliance for Women (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Mary Chizek, Charism Eldercare, and Kate Curler, Law Offices of Kate Curler, elder care challenges.

Government Lawyers
Meeting cancelled.
June 28
Asset Protection
Meeting cancelled.

CBA Record Editorial Board
Meeting cancelled.

Commercial Litigation (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Tiffany Carpenter, Howard & Howard, defending Rule 30(6)(b) Depositions.

Health Law
Meeting cancelled.

Law & Literature (Off-site, IL MCLE Credit)
Location: Cook County Law Library, Memorial Room. “Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet.”

LGBT Committee
Viewing and discussion of the PBS documentary film, “Stonewall Upraising.”

Media Production
Upcoming “You and the Law” programs, the post-production status and more.
June 29
No meetings scheduled.
June 30
No meetings scheduled.
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.

How To... Use Feedly (A Lawyer's Secret Weapon to Combat Information Overload) (0.5 IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval) Complimentary!
June 27/1:45-2:45 p.m./$0 Member/$50 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

Mental Health Resources: Pathways to Help for Persons & Families in Crisis (1.75 IL PR-MCLE Credit)
June 29/10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage/$50 Member

Workshop: Use Using Nuance Power PDF in Your Law Firm (IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval)
June 29/2:00-3:00 p.m./$25 Member/$75 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

Need last minute CLE before the June 30 Illinois MCLE deadline? Check out our Webcast center.

Special Events

Alliance for Women Presents Diversity Matters: The Value You Bring - June 28
The CBA Alliance for Women, in partnership with the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, invites you to a free, interactive event, “Diversity Matters: The Value You Bring.” The event will take place on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 12:00-1:45 p.m., at Polsinelli, 150 N. Riverside, Suite 3000, Chicago. SVP to Thank you to our sponsors, Polsinelli and Nixon Peabody.

CBA & CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon - July 17

Seven exceptionally dedicated attorneys will be celebrated for their outstanding work at CBA/CBF 19th Annual Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon on July 17. The awards honor several of the profession's unsung heroes from a broad cross-section of the legal community, recognizing their dedication to pro bono and public service. The luncheon will be held at The Fairmont Hotel Chicago, with a reception at 11:30 and the program to begin at noon. Tickets are available at

3rd Annual Animal Law Summit: An International Perspective - August 17 & 18
The CBA Animal Law Committee is hosting the 3rd Annual Animal Law Summit on August 17 & 18 at the CBA Building. Practitioners and experts from across the globe will provide updates on the latest issues in animal law in their jurisdictions. Earn over 12+ continuing legal education credits. Visit to learn more and register.

Golf Outing - September 13 (Sponsorships Available!)
Save the date! The CBA will host its annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, September 13, at Harborside International Golf Course. Watch your email this summer for registration information. Email Angie Cruz to receive information on sponsorship opportunities.

Association News

Happy Summer!
Thank you for reading the eBulletin this bar year! Have a wonderful summer and we'll be back in September.

2017 Curbing the Violence Summit Now on YouTube
If you missed the CBA's Curbing the Violence Summit which was held at The Standard Club on May 19, 2017, catch the entire day's programming now on the CBA's YouTube Channel. The event brought together thought leaders from around Chicago in fields such as the law, education, religion, and government to develop solutions to the violence affecting Chicago.

Member Discount: Legal Research Center
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CBA Closed for Independence Day Holiday
The CBA will be closed on July 3 and 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.


Juvenile Mentoring Seeks Male Mentors - July 12 Kick Off Meeting
We are pleased to announce the initiation of the 6th year of the Juvenile Mentoring Initiative, which brings to bear the experience, dedication, and talents of motivated lawyers like you for the benefit of juveniles on probation. Any male attorney willing to make a one-year commitment to this endeavor can be a mentor. Studies and research demonstrate that a stable mentoring relationship of one year or more is necessary for youth to reap benefits. Mentors will be required to attend the orientation and follow-up training as well as to commit to a minimum of weekly contact with the mentee to establish a relationship, and a minimum of two face-to-face contacts per month. As an added benefit, participating attorneys who complete the program will receive six (6) hours of MCLE professionalism credit based upon the full-day orientation program and quarterly booster training sessions. RSVP to or 312-554-2057 to attend the July 12 informational meeting at the CBA Building at 12:00 p.m.

Mentor a Legal Prep High School Student in 2017-18
Legal Prep Charter Academy is currently seeking mentors for its 2017-18 mentoring program. Mentors work with an individual student on a monthly basis. Legal Prep plans the programming centered around college and career readiness and transports students to the meeting location. Mentors are also welcome and encouraged to meet with students outside of the monthly meetings. The program is a great opportunity to influence the life of a high school student at Legal Prep and to serve as a role model for youth on the west side of Chicago. Our students highly respect and value their relationships with their mentors. The program meets the first Thursday of the month from 4pm-6pm, typically at the CBA. Click here to apply now! Contact Lena Walsh at with questions.

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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