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June 18, 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.
June 18
Food Law
Meeting cancelled.

Real Estate Taxation, Assessment & Appeals (IL PR-MCLE)
Interim Director Amy Crawford on the Cook County Board of Ethics.
June 19
Anti-Violence Task Force
W. Patrick (Packey) Conlon and Joshua Fliegel with developing a Task Force strategy to help reduce violence in Chicago.

Cyber Law & Data Privacy
Meeting cancelled.

Probate Practice (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Lucy D. Bickford, Schiff Hardin, trust decanting in Illinois.

Real Property Law, Condominium (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Discussion of proposed and pending legislation and ideas for subcommittee position priorities.

Trial Practice
Meeting cancelled.
June 20
Bankruptcy & Reorganization (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Annual U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois Judicial Roundtable.

Futures & Derivatives Law
Meeting cancelled.

Human Rights (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Royal F. Berg with immigration in the age of Trump.

Law & Literature (Off-site)
Location: Cook County Law Library, Memorial Room. "Daughter of the Cold War " by Grace Kennan Warnecke.

State & Local Tax
Meeting cancelled.
June 21
Animal Law (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Marcia Kramer with how rulemaking affects animal welfare.

Law Practice Management & Technology
(IL PR-MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Jane Funk, Robert Half Legal, 2018 legal hiring and compensation trends.

Municipal and Law
Meeting cancelled.

Professional Responsibility (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Justin C. Steffen and Matthew T. Gordon, Jenner & Block, intersection of blockchain, smart contracts, and legal ethics.

Securities Law
Meeting cancelled.

Social Security Law
Meeting cancelled.
June 22
No meetings scheduled at this time. See updates at
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.

The Ethical Marketing Formula for Increasing Income (1 IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval)
June 18/12:00-1:00 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage Member/$25 Member

How To... Leverage Law Office Automation (0.5 IL PR-MCLE Credit) Complimentary!
June 19/1:45-2:45 p.m./$0 Member/$50 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

Mandatory Arbitration/Mediation Agreements (2 IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval)
June 20/1:00-3:00 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage Member/$50 Member

Workshop: Very Easy Excel for the Mac Lawyer (IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval)
June 21/2:00-3:00 p.m./$25 Member/$75 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

5 Essential Tips for eFiling (1 IL MCLE Credit)
June 22/12:00-1:00 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage Member/$25 Member

How To... Avoid the "Whoops" Moment When Sending Emails (0.5 IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval) Complimentary!
June 26/1:45-2:45 p.m./$0 Member/$50 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

Special Events

Chicago Bar Association Annual Meeting - June 21
The CBA will host its 145th Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago. Outgoing President Hon. Thomas R. Mulroy will preside over the Meeting. Incoming President Steven M. Elrod will also make remarks. 11:30 a.m. reception, followed by 12:00 p.m. luncheon. $70 per person. For reservations, contact Karen Highley at 312-554-2013.

Mentoring Circles: Amplifying Voices and Moving From Talk to Action - June 27
Join the AFW & BWLA for a Mentoring Circles Meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 12:00-1:45 p.m. at Polsinelli, 150 N. Riverside, Lower Level Conference Center, Chicago. Building on last year’s program, Why Diversity Matters, this year’s roundtable discussion will move us from talk to action. How can we take steps to ensure the advancement of all women and particularly what should we be doing to advance women of color in the law? Lunch included. RSVP to

CBA & CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon - July 12
Exceptionally dedicated attorneys will be celebrated for their outstanding work at The Chicago Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Foundation 20th Annual Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon on July 12. 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 and more information is available at

Golf Outing - September 25

Get out from behind your desk for some end of Summer fun and networking! The CBA will host its annual Golf Outing on Tuesday, September 25, at Harborside International Golf Course. Lunch is available at 12:00 p.m., followed by a shot-gun start at 1:00 p.m. The fee includes 18 holes, golf cart, locker, lunch (sandwich and beverage), dinner, and door prizes. Not a golfer? Stop by the dinner! See registration details and sponsorship opportunities via downloadable form or email Angie Cruz.

Association News

Current Members: Renew Your Membership
The CBA…It’s Where You Belong. Renew now or call 312-554-2020.

New Podcast Episode: Peaking Beneath the Blindfold Edition
This edition features Joel Cohen, a prominent New York white-collar criminal defense attorney and frequent contributor to The Hill, HuffPost, Slate, and the New York Law Journal, as he discusses his recent books "Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide," which lifts the veil of secrecy surrounding judicial decision-making, and "In Broken Scales: Reflections on Injustice," in which Joel interviewed individuals ill served by our justice system. Our hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Jennifer Byrne unpack Joel’s reflections on what motivates judges to make the decisions they make, and how injustices in our legal system can come to define our society and its perceptions of the judicial system as a whole. Listen on iTunes, Google Play or the Legal Talk Network.

Get Published/Gain Editorial Experience on the New YLS Blog
Are you looking for an opportunity to publish content and get your name out there as thought leader in Chicago’s legal community? The Young Lawyers Section is launching a blog and is seeking contributors. You can contribute by submitting a one-time article/post, becoming a regular columnist, or serving on the blog’s editorial committee. Reach out to Blog Coordinator Lindsey Purdy with questions or interest.

Civil Rights Movement featured on "Chicago Talks"

The past, present and future of the Civil Rights Movement is explored in an episode from the CBA vaults on tonight’s edition of the CBA’s cable television show “Chicago Talks.” Tune in at 9 p.m. on Channel 25 in Chicago for Part 1 of “Bridging the Divide,” featuring candid conversation with luminaries from the Civil Rights Movement.

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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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