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April 23, 2018
Committee Meetings
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The following is a list of committees that have notified the CBA of their speaker/topic. Meetings are held at 12:15 p.m. for one hour at the CBA unless otherwise noted. Bring your CBA card to obtain MCLE credit for meeting attendance and no RSVP is necessary.. Lunch is available for purchase in the CBA Legal Bookstore. Members may attend any meeting they choose. Schedule subject to change. Click here to see the current schedule and descriptions.
April 23
Legislative (12:00 P.M., IL MCLE Credit)
Review and discuss non-sponsored legislation.
April 24
Federal Taxation
Meeting cancelled – attend April 25 “Navigating Ever-Changing Tax Issues” seminar.

Intellectual Property Law (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Genna S. Hibbs, Hibbs Law, current state of gene patents.

YLS Insurance Coverage
Meeting cancelled.
April 25
Alliance for Women (Off-site, 11:30 A.M.)
Location: Schiff Hardin, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 7100. Exploring #MeToo movement. RSVP to and bring your ID for building security.

Asset Protection (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Trevor McClain-Duer, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors, forensic accounting and hidden assets.

Chorus (6:00 P.M.)

Commercial Litigation (IL MCLE Credit)
Kevin Ameriks, Schain Banks, substitutions of judges in the Law Division.

Financial Institutions (IL MCLE Credit)
David Mann, Holland & Knight, and John Mussman, Rimon Law, case studies for professional responsibility presentation to the CBA Financial Services Committee.

Health Law (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Scott Downing and Christopher DeGrande, McGuireWoods, legal and business issues in concierge medicine and audiology clinics.

Media Production
Upcoming "You and the Law" programs, the post-production status and more.

Symphony Orchestra (Off-site, 6:15 P.M.)
Location: Daley Center, Room 1401. Rehearsal.
April 26
Class Action (IL MCLE Credit)
Clint Krislov, Krislov Law, survey of recently certified classes in injury and no-injury contexts.

Domestic Relations, Collaborative Law
Meeting cancelled.

Future of the Profession
(Off-site, 6:00 P.M.)
Location: Barack Ferrazzano, 200 W. Madison #3900. TED-style talks on legal technology trends including, blockchain, digital security and more. Registration at Networking reception follows.

Real Estate Taxation, Tax Sale Tax Deed (IL MCLE Credit)
Proposed Amendments to 35 ILCS 200/21-295 and more.

Securities Law, Investment Management (Off-site, 12:00 P.M., IL MCLE Credit)
Location: Chapman and Cutler, 111 W. Monroe. Group discussion of practice issues. RSVP by April 23 to

YLS Environmental Law (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Jean-Luc Kreitner, Environmental Law & Policy Center, how utilities can recover costs through Michigan's Certificate of Necessity Process.

YLS Labor & Employment (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Sunghee W. Sohn, Hinshaw & Culbertson, and Patrick DePoy, Bryan Cave, preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.

YLS Tort Litigation (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Derrick Haddox and Jack Gould, Swanson, Martin, & Bell, anatomy of toxic tort and asbestos cases. Special thanks to Exponent.
April 27
Mindfulness and the Law (Webcast)
Dr. Mary Connors with mindful eating, learn to enjoy food more and be satisfied with less.
CLE Seminars
Register for Seminars
CLEAdvantage - CBA Member Discount CLE Plan: Members can attend most CLE seminars for only $150 per plan year. Seminars are Webcast at and the West LegalEdcenter (see costs online). Pricing below reflects in-person cost. Register online or call CBA Ticketing at 312-554-2056. Schedule is subject to change.

Status and Evolution of Attorney Advertising (2 IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval)
April 24/12:00-2:10 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage Member/$50 Member

How To... Survival of the Fittest: Tech Apps to PowerUP Today's Attorney (0.5 IL PR-MCLE Credit, mental health/substance abuse), subject to approval) Complimentary!
April 24/1:45-2:45 p.m./$0 Member/$50 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

Intersection of the Elder Law Practitioner and Public Offices (2.75 IL MCLE Credit)
April 24/3:00-6:00 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage Member/$80 Member

Navigating through Ever-Changing Tax Issues in Ever-Changing World (2.75 IL MCLE Credit)
April 25/3:00-6:00 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage Member/$80 Member

LGBTQ Families, Reproductive Rights, and Adoption (2.75 IL MCLE Credit)
April 26/3:00-6:00 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage Member/$60 Member

Workshop: Use MailChimp to Send Email Newsletters and More (PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval)
April 26/2:30-4:00 p.m./$25 Member/$75 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

Defining What It Means to "Win" for the Corporate Litigant and Managing the Significant Case to Get the "W" (4 IL MCLE Credit)
April 27/8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m./$50 CLE-Advantage Member/$100 Member

Innovative Strategies in Mental Health Treatment (2.75 IL MCLE Credit)
April 30/3:00-6:00 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage Member/$80 Member

Special Events

CBA to Honor Maryam Ahmad at 2018 Vanguard Awards - April 24
The CBA is proud to co-host the 2018 Vanguard Awards Luncheon on April 24, 2018, at The Standard Club with several local bar associations. This year’s luncheon honors lawyers, judges and institutions that have made the law and the legal profession more accessible to and reflective of the community we serve. Maryam Ahmad of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office has been announced as the Association's 2018 honoree. See a full list of honorees. A reception for the honorees will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon in the Grand Ballroom. Tickets for the luncheon are $70 per person. For more information, contact Tamra Drees at 312-554-2057 or purchase tickets online.

Corporate Counsel Perspectives on the Win - April 27
The CBA is pleased to present a new symposium on April 27 focused on the perspectives of corporate counsel when defining what it means to win a case. Corporate stakeholders from Groupon, Rise Interactive, Shire, IBM Watson Legal Solutions, Burford Capital, WEC Business Services, HUB International, PriceWaterhouseCooper, Barilla America, Alliant and more will share their perspectives on litigation objectives, managing costs, alternative dispute resolution vs. traditional civil litigation, and complex litigation. See agenda, speakers and registration costs online.

Law Day Judges Reception - May 3 Complimentary!
Join the Young Lawyers Section for a meet and greet with judges from the Illinois Appellate Court, Federal Court, and Circuit Court of Cook County to celebrate Law Day on May 3 from 5-7 p.m. at the CBA. The Liberty Bell Award will be presented during the reception to a non-attorney member of the community who has rendered services which strengthen the effectiveness of the American system of freedom under the law. Register online.

WGN Radio's Roe Conn to Keynote 28th Annual Herman Kogan Media Awards Luncheon - May 10
Join WGN Radio's Roe Conn at the 29thAnnual Herman Kogan Media Awards luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Petterino's, 150 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. The awards are presented to journalists who cover topics related to the law, the courts, or the administration of justice. Tickets are $65. To reserve, purchase online, call 312-554-2013, or e-mail

Association News

New Episode of Chicago Talks Airs Tonight
This week's CBA cable television show “Chicago Talks” features an interview with CBA President Judge Thomas Mulroy, YLS Chair Jonathan Amarilio, and Carmen Ambar, president of Oberlin College. Ms. Ambar, the first African American leader in the institution’s 184-year history, discusses diversity and free speech on college campuses. The show airs tonight (April 19) at 9 p.m. in Chicago on Channel 25.

Members Needed for Judicial Evaluation Committee
The CBA’s Judicial Evaluation Committee serves the legal profession and the public by investigating and providing substantive recommendations regarding judicial candidates and sitting judges seeking retention. It is among the most valuable and essential work performed by the CBA. The CBA Judicial Evaluation Committee is looking for members to serve in its Investigation Division. CBA members with a few years of practice experience are encouraged to apply. If you are a current JEC member there is no need to reapply. Applications are available for download at Contact Therese Kurth with questions at

Special ARDC Program
The ARDC is hosting a special seminar on Friday, April 27, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., entitled “CLEaring Your Mind When it Matters Most/ChroniCLEs on Diversity and Inclusion.” Click for more information/registration.


CVLS Child Representative Training and Pro Bono Program
Interested in representing the best interests of children in custody cases? Learn more about becoming a child representative through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services on Tuesday, April 24 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at CVLS's office (33 N. Dearborn). 2.5 CLE credit. Learn more/register here.

Are you looking for a pro bono opportunity that fits your skills, interests and availability?
The CBF Pro Bono Support Program is here to help connect you to meaningful pro bono volunteer opportunities that are a good fit for you.  To learn more about potential volunteer opportunities, view our Pro Bono Opportunities Guide or visit  Contact Angela Inzano at the CBF Pro Bono Support Program ( or 312-554-4952) for assistance getting involved or for hard copies of the Guide.


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