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

Black Excellence: Influential Black Corporate Directors and Advisors - How to Raise Your Profile and Get a Board Seat
presented by CBA DICE Committee
February 9/3:00-4:30 p.m./Virtual/1.5 IL Diversity/Inclusion PR-MCLE Credit/$0 Member
Each year, Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and to recognize the critical role of Black people in U.S. history. This year we ask you to join the DICE Committee for a program focused on black excellence and service on “for profit” boards.
Click here to register and learn more.

Earl B. Dickerson Virtual Awards
February 24/12:00 p.m./Virtual/Register here
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. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Andrea M. Buford and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul will be honored. 

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 features 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.


2022 Black History Month Media Release

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On Demand Black History Month and Diversity/Inclusion Programming: 

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)

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


Thank you to our 2022 Black History Month Sponsor: