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May 29, 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.
May 29
CBA closed for holiday.
May 30
No meetings scheduled. See for updates.
May 31
No meetings scheduled. See for updates.
June 1
Alternative Dispute Resolution (IL MCLE Credit)
Casey T. Grabenstein, Andrew F. Merrick, and Anna Mitran, Jenner & Block, strategies for preparing (and winning) your next commercial arbitration case.

Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
Meeting cancelled.

Consumer Law (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Vijay Raghavan, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, trends in auto lending.

Joint Task Force on Women & Aging
Meeting cancelled.

Real Estate Taxation (IL MCLE Credit)
Daniel J. Heywood with legislative issues, update on unauthorized appraisal practice and more.

Traffic Laws
Meeting cancelled.

Worker's Compensation
Meeting cancelled.
June 2
No meetings scheduled. See for updates.
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.

Workshop: Essential Settings and Customizations for Lawyers Using Android (IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval)
May 31/2:00-3:30 p.m./$25 Member/$75 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

Chicago's Top Attorneys Under 40 (1 IL PR-MCLE Credit) Complimentary!
May 31/5:30-6:30 p.m./$0 Member/Networking reception immediately follows

CyberLaw: General Data Protection Regulation Implementation and Compliance (2.75 IL MCLE Credit)
June 1/2:00-5:00 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage Member/$80 Member

3rd Annual Chicago Video Game Law Summit (6 IL MCLE Credit)
June 2/8:30 a.m. - 5:20 p.m./$30 CLE-Advantage/$100 Member/Half-day options available

Temporary Driver's License and Real ID (1.75 IL MCLE Credit) Complimentary!
June 5/12:00-2:00 p.m./$0 Member

Securities Regulation in a Changing Administrative State (2.75 IL MCLE Credit)
June 6/2:00-5:00 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage/$80 Member

Applying for Professional Liability Insurance (1 IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval)
June 7/12:00-1:00 p.m./$0 Member

Special Events

YLS Annual Meeting - June 7
All members are invited to attend the YLS Annual Meeting on June 7, 2017, 11:30 a.m., at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, 33 W. Kinzie, Chicago. 2016-2017 Chair Kathryn Carso Liss will preside over the meeting and celebrate the Section's many accomplishments and outstanding committees, seminars and special projects. A cocktail reception will take place at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at 12:00 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person. Register at or call 312-554-2056.

Young Lawyers Section June Social - June 15
Grab a friend and join the YLS at Concrete Cowboy, 646 N. Franklin, Chicago, on June 15 at 6:00 p.m. Free drinks and appetizers while they last, followed by cash bar. No RSVP necessary.

Chicago Bar Association Annual Meeting - June 22
The CBA will host its 144th Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago. Outgoing President Daniel M. Kotin will preside over the Meeting. Incoming President Judge Thomas R. Mulroy will also make remarks. 11:30 a.m. reception, followed by 12:00 p.m. luncheon. $70 per person. For reservations, contact Tamra Drees at 312-554-2057 or purchase online.

Association News

LRS Launches First Flat Fee Service for Uncontested Divorces
In an effort to bridge the access to justice gap and take the guesswork out of legal fees, the CBA Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) launched its first flat fee referral panel this month. Consumers who qualify will pay just $899, plus costs, for an uncontested divorce. To learn more, contact LRS Director Brenda Ott at 312-554-2071.


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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