2019 CCLRE Mock Trial Competition
Sponsoring Organization: Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Coalition for Law-Related Education is seeking lawyers to act as coaches and evaluators for its 2019 Citywide Mock Trial Competition for high school students. Lawyer coaches work with an educator and team at a local high school starting in February to prepare for the competition. Evaluators work alongside Cook County judges for 5 evenings in March to score and evaluate the teams during the first two rounds of competition. To learn more and volunteer, contact Marta. Click here for more information or download a Lawyer Coach or Lawyer Evaluator Form.
Advocates Society Annual Installation Dinner to Honor Judge Diann K. Marsalek
Sponsoring Organization: The Advocates Society
Date: February 20, 2019
Location: Allegro Hotel, 171 West Randolph St., Chicago
Cocktail reception at 5 p.m. followed by the program and dinner at 6 p.m. Advance sales tickets are $150 payable to “Advocates Society” and mailed to Advocates Society c/o Lucas Figiel, 7111 West Higgins Av., Chicago, IL 60656. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Diann K. Marsalek will be honored with the 2019 Award of Merit. For more information, contact Lucas Figiel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot Competition
Sponsoring Organization: Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association
Date: February 23, 2019
Location: Loyola University Chicago School of Law
The Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association is holding its annual Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot Competition at Loyola on February 23, 2019. Learn more.
Reflections from the Court at the Heart of America Series
Sponsoring Organization: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Date: February 27, 2019
Location: DIrksen U.S. Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL
The Northern District of Illinois will kick-off a new, free judicial oral history series on February 27 at 3 p.m. at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, Room 2541. The series will interview history-makers who have left an indelible mark on the judicial system. The Feb. 27 interview will feature Judge Marvin E. Aspen, who will share highlights of historic cases in which he presided over. RSVP to ILND_RSVP@ilnd.uscourts.gov.
2019 HLAI Judges Reception
Sponsoring Organization: Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:30 PM
Location: Latinicity, 108 N State St., 3rd Floor, Chicago 60602
This is HLAI's 3rd Annual Judges Reception. HLAI invites attorneys and judges to meet one another at a fantastic and elegant venue with food, drinks, and music. Learn more.
Jury Improvement Luncheon
Sponsoring Organization: Civil Jury Project, CBA, and Illinois Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM
Location: The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60604
Cost: $40 per person
Improve your trial skills at this luncheon to honor those who have recently served as civil jurors and to learn from them what can be done to improve civil trials. 1.25 IL MCLE credit. Learn more and register. Questions? Email Civil Jury Project's Administor, Kaitlin Villanueva, at KV20@nyu.edu.
Jaharis Symposium on Health Law and Intellectual Property - "Democratizing" Medicine in a Data and Tech-Driven World
Sponsoring Organization: DePaul University College of Law
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1 East Jackson Boulevard, Room 8005, Chicago, IL
Join DePaul University, located in downtown Chicago, for The Jaharis Symposium on Health Law and Intellectual Property: “Democratizing” Medicine in a Data and Tech-Driven World. This day-long interdisciplinary symposium, co-sponsored by the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute and the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®), addresses the significant and pressing questions of law and policy that will inevitably arise from the adoption of technological and data-driven innovation in medicine. Endeavors such as biohacking, artificial intelligence, consumer genetics, and citizen science initiatives offer the promise of collaboration and accessibility while raising legitimate legal and ethical concerns about ownership, justice, and the law’s ability to keep up with innovation. Legal, technological, and medical experts from across the country will explore the scientific, ethical, and legal implications of some contemporary examples of do-it-yourself and do-it-together medicine. Learn more or register online.