Black History Month

The Chicago Bar Association celebrates African American attorneys during Black History Month (February 2021). Please take advantage of the following events and opportunities:

Black Lawyers: Raising the Bar and Passing the Baton of Excellence
presented by the 3rd Annual Implicit Bias Series
On Demand Webcast/1.5 IL Diversity/Inclusion PR-MCLE Credit/$0 Member/$25 Nonmember
A Master Class with four prominent African American panelists who have reached the highest levels of the legal profession.
Click here to register and learn more.

Earl B. Dickerson Virtual Awards
February 24/12:00 p.m./Open to All
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.
Click here for a list of honorees and to register for a watch link.

Black History Month: Black Authors, Books and Voices
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!
Click here to get the reading list.

Special Black History Month Editions of Talk Legal
In honor of Black History Month, Talk Legal collaborated with the Racial Justice Coalition to interview leaders of prominent African American bar associations. View the entire series on YouTube (new episodes available weekly).

In this interview, Racial Justice Coalition cofounder Chastidy Burns and YLS Chair Jeff Moskowitz interview Cook County Bar Association President Nyshana Sumner:

Next, RJC cofounders Marty Gould and Kenny Matuszewski interview Mike Wilder, Chairman of the Black Men Lawyers’ Association:

In this episode, YLS Chair Jeff Moskowitz and Racial Justice Coalition founder Marty Gould interview CK Hoffler, the President of the National Bar Association.

In the final edition of our Black History Month series, CBA Talk Legal interviewed Kenyatta Beverly, President of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association. Join YLS leaders Chastidy Burns and Jeff Moskowitz as they learn more about BWLA's history, goals and vision for the future.

On Demand Seminars focused on Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Workplace

Signature Series: Ferguson's Fault Lines and Chicago's Law Enforcement Issues  (NO MCLE CREDIT AVAILABLE AFTER 10/15/2020)

Sweet Harmony: Substantive Diversity, Disability Rights, Millennials, and the Shape of Tomorrow’s Inclusiveness 

Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Workplace

Work Allocation as a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

New Career & Educational Opportunities in Legal Academia 

Is It Time for You To Get a Life/Career Coach?