2022 Black History MonthThe Chicago Bar Association celebrates African American attorneys during Black History Month in February. Please take advantage of the following events and opportunities:

Advancing Social Justice Initiatives Through Alternative Dispute Resolution
presented by CBA DICE Committee, American Association of Arbitration, and AAA-ICDR Foundation
February 6/12:15-1:30 p.m./Virtual/1 IL MCLE Credit/Complimentary
Understand how social justice focused organizations are using ADR to effect change. For attorneys that serve on boards or represent non-profit organizations in their communities, this program will be especially helpful and offer information about how ADR can be used to meet the needs of those organizations. 
Click here to register and learn more.

Earl B. Dickerson Awards
February 23/12:00 p.m./Union League Club/Click for Reservations
The CBA established the Dickerson Award to recognize and honor minority lawyers and judges whose careers at the bar emulate the courage and dedication of Dickerson in making the law the key to justice for all in our society. Honorees announced soon.

Black History Month Book Selections
In recognition of Black History Month, we asked CBA members to share with us their favorite book, author, or work that has educated them about the storied Black experience. Happy reading! Get the list here.

CBA Record Magazine Black History Month Feature
The CBA Record's January/February 2022 issue featured a special section on Black History Month, including a look at Critical Race Theory: The Right Answer to the Wrong Question by Patrick Dankwa John and a brand new column by Nina Fain, History Will Judge: Advancing an Ethical Strategy Toward Authentic Diversity.

On Demand Black History Month and Diversity/Inclusion Programming: 

Black Excellence: Influential Black Corporate Directors and Advisors - How to Raise Your Profile and Get a Board Seat
(February 2022)

Engaging the Community in The Fight for Social Justice: Pilsen Neighbors Community Council and The Driver’s License Reinstatement Expo (January 2022)

Black Lawyers: Raising the Bar, Passing the Baton
(February 2021) 

Commentary and Conversation Series: Hate and What You Can Do About It - Part 1
(October 2021)

Commentary and Conversation Series: Hate and What You Can Do About It - Part 2
(November 2021) 

Promoting Community Engagement and Social Justice
(November 2021)

Thank you to our Black History Month Sponsor: