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Membership Appreciation Week


Join us for a fun week of events and CLEs! Thank you for contributing your time and talent to The Chicago Bar Association. Your dedication and commitment to the legal community truly makes a difference. As a thank you, the CBA will host a series of complimentary events for members May 4-8. The CBA thanks LexisNexis Firm Manager©, RVM, ABA Retirement Funds, CBA Administrators, Alliant Credit Union, DTI, and Eurest Dining Services for their generous support of Membership Appreciation Week!


Monday, May 4

Mentor/Reverse Mentor Speed Learning
12:00-1:00 p.m. / 1 IL PR Credit, subject to approval
Registration: In-person at CBA
Whether you have many years of practice under your belt or are a new attorney, come share your knowledge with your colleagues at fast paced and fun roundtables.

Tuesday, May 5

Professional Photos for Social Media - SOLD OUT
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Appointments: Call 312-554-2135
If you need a professional photo suitable for use on a web site or social media, this is an easy, low-cost means to obtain a professional photograph with Photographer Bill Richert. $25 per person.


Can You Really Control Your Legal Career?
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Reservations: In-person at CBA
Kathy Morris, Under Advisement Ltd., will cover how to exercise more control in your job search and on the job. 

Wednesday, May 6

Law Practice Management & Technology Expo Hall 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration: In-person at the CBA
Catch up on the latest in law practice management and technology services that can benefit your law practice. Door prizes! Complimentary lunch/snacks will be available in the Expo Hall. Please note: Registration is not required, feel free to drop in to the Expo.

Download the 2015 Technology and Business Expo Guide to learn about the products and services represented at this year's event. Plus fun, food, and prizes!


Why Practice Management Software Matters More Than Ever
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / 1 PR credit, subject to approval
Registration: In-person at the CBA
Jeff Krause will cover both cloud-based and traditional software offerings for practice management and highlight the differences and similarities so you can make an informed decision on what system will work best for you and your practice.



Forensic Collection of Social Media
1:00-2:00 p.m. / 1 IL MCLE Credit
Registration: In-person at the CBA
In keeping with the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, Gordon Stephens of RVM will focus on the preservation and collection of electronically shared information from social media sources in anticipation of litigation or for internal investigation.


Thursday, May 7

Video for Social Media - SOLD OUT
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Appointments: Click to Schedule an Appointment
Video draws potential clients in to your website and helps build your brand. Tape a short 1-2 minute video at the CBA for $50 with our New Media Development Team. Please prepare and memorize your own script. For details/questions, call 312-554-2070.


Caution! Uneven Surface: Succession Planning to Cover Bumps in the Road
11:45 a.m. -1:30 p.m. / 1.5 IL PR Credit, subject to approval
Registration: In-person at the CBA
John Cesario, Robin Belleau, and Catherine Sanders Reach will discuss how succession planning, especially for solo practitioners, should be part of your business plan. Get useful tactics to ensure you clients are represented and your family is protected. Complimentary lunch sponsored by CBA Administrators, ABA Retirement Funds and Alliant Credit Union.




Friday, May 8

Extreme Makeover: Law Firm Website Edition
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. / 1.5 IL PR Credit, subject to approval
Registration: In-person at the CBA or Webcast
Catherine Sanders Reach and Gyi Tsakalakis will give tips on what should and should not be on your site, elements of a strong site, additions to make, working with technical professionals, and how to make your site more appealing.

Meet our benefit providers and enjoy a treat in the CBA lobby from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.