Join Us at an Event:
Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 9:00 a.m.-.12:00 p.m.
Callers will have the opportunity to speak to an attorney for free and
receive general legal advice by calling 312-554-2001. Sponsored by
the CBA Lawyer Referral Service.
Law Day 2016 Public
Monday, May 2, 2016 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Richard J. Daley Center - Daley Plaza
CBA's Barrister Big Band will perform musical selections, members of the
Chicago legal community will give special remarks, and Judge Alfredo
Maldonado from the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook
County will give his personal reflections on the Law Week
theme, Miranda: More than Words.
Lawyers in the
Is Jack Guilty? Will the Wolf be Sentenced? Lawyers Needed to
Lead Classroom Jury Experiences in April and May
The Young Lawyers Section is gearing up for another successful
partnership with Lawyers in the Classroom through a series of
interactive sessions at local schools with the aim to help elementary
students understand the Constitution. Approximately 6-9 persons are
needed to lead 90-minute sessions which will be based on the class fairy
tale “Jack in the Beanstalk” or “The Three Little
Pigs.” All materials to lead the sessions are provided by Lawyers
in the Classroom. Will the students find Jack or the Wolf in the right
or the wrong? Sessions scheduled for April 6th, 25th and
a special Law Day activity on May 6th at Decatur Classical
Elementary School. Come have some fun and find out! Indicate
your interest on our volunteer form. Volunteers will be notified of
their assignment via email. Law firm staff are welcome to volunteer
– you do not need to be a lawyer to participate.
Meet the Judges Reception
& Liberty Bell Award Presentation
Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Complimentary | Members Only
CBA Headquarters (321 S. Plymouth Ct.,Chicago)
Space is Limited - Register here.
To celebrate the Law Week 2016 theme, Miranda: More Than Words,
members are invited to join the YLS at a meet & greet with judges of
the Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois Federal Court and the Circuit
Court of Cook County. The reception's purpose is to celebrate Law Day
(officially on May 1), while affording young lawyers and law students
the opportunity to mingle with the best of Chicago's bench and bar. The
Liberty Bell Award will also be presented at this event. This Award is
presented annually to a non-attorney member of the community who has
rendered services, which strengthen the effectiveness of the American
system of freedom under the law. Sponsored by
Consider nominating a non-lawyer for the Liberty Bell
award by April 15th! 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
here for further details and the nomination form.
the 2016 Theme:
In 2016, the nation marks the
50th anniversary of perhaps the nation's best-known U.S. Supreme Court
case, Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Warning has become ingrained in
law enforcement and has permeated popular consciousness through
countless recitations in films and television shows. Yet Miranda is only
part of the story when it comes to the procedures for ensuring justice.
The 2016 Law Day theme Miranda: More than Words will explore the
procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution,
how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation
of these principles is essential to our liberty.: