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November 20, 2017
Committee Meetings
Join a Committee
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.
November 20
Administrative Law
Meeting canceled.

Food Law
Meeting canceled – rescheduled to December 5.

Real Estate Taxation, Assessment & Appeals (IL MCLE Credit)
Martin P. Paulson, Chief Lake County Assessment Officer, assessments and appeals.
November 21
The following committees have canceled meetings:
Cyber Law & Data Privacy, Probate Practice, Real Property Law Condominium and Regulatory & Compliance.

Local Government (IL MCLE Credit)
Stephanie Kelly with labor and employment hot topics.

Trial Practice (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Ken Levinson, Levinson and Stefani, using focus groups at various stages of litigation.
November 22
The following committees have canceled meetings:
Antitrust Law, Asset Protection, Commercial Litigation, Health Law and LGBT.

Media Production
Upcoming "You and the Law" programs, the post-production status and more.
November 23
CBA closed for Holiday.
November 24
CBA closed for Holiday.
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.

Defining the Practice of Law: Applicable Cases, Statues, and Rules (2.25 IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval)
November 28/12:00-2:30 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage/$50 Member

How To... Prepare Documents in Adobe DC for eFiling
(0.5 IL PR-MCLE Credit) Complimentary!
November 28/1:45-2:45 p.m./$0 Member/Special thanks to One Legal

New Lawyer Basic Skills Course (6.5 IL PR-MCLE Credit - Meets New Lawyer Basics Skills Requirements) Complimentary!
November 29/8:40 a.m. - 4:45 p.m./$0 New Lawyer Member

Workshop: Easy Excel for Lawyers (IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval)
November 29/2:30-3:30 p.m./$25 Member/$75 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

The Issues, Impact and Implementation of the (Not So) New Child Support Statute (2.75 IL MCLE Credit)
November 30/3:00-6:00 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage/$60 Member

Workshop: How Lawyers Use Gmail to Communicate Securely and Stay Organized (IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval)
November 30/3:00-4:00 p.m./$25 Member/$75 Nonmember (support staff welcome)

Advanced Legal Writing (2 IL MCLE Credit)
December 1/12:00-2:10 p.m./$0 CLE-Advantage/$50 Member

Special Events

Alliance for Women Holiday Party - November 28 Complimentary!
Join the Alliance for Women and many other local bar associations for a holiday gathering on November 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Jones Day, 77 W. Wacker Dr., 35th Fl., Chicago. RSVP to Debbie Groboski at

Lawyers for Puerto Rico Fundraiser - November 28
Join the CBA Young Lawyers Section and the Puerto Rican Bar Association for “Lawyers for Puerto Rico,” a social/fundraiser for hurricane relief on November 28, 5:30 p.m., at the CBA Building. The event will feature live music, drinks and appetizers courtesy of our generous sponsor Clifford Law Offices. Tickets are $25 for students/government attorneys, $50 for individuals and $250 for groups of five. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Hurricane Relief Fund of the Puerto Rican Agenda. RSVP to Vincent Waller or click here to purchase tickets.

The Bar Show: Much to Sue about Nothing! - November 30-December 3
Don't miss the Association's 94-year old tradition, The Bar Show, a musical comedy revue parodying local and national political, sports, and showbiz figures. Tickets are now on sale for "Much to Sue About Nothing!" running November 30-December 3 at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre. Order tickets now at You can also keep tabs on the latest Bar Show news on Facebook at

Judge Milton Shadur to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award – December 5
CBA members are invited to a reception honoring Judge Milton I. Shadur of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois with The Chicago Bar Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The reception will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL. A special presentation of the Award will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the U.S. District Court, Ceremonial Courtroom 219 S. Dearborn St., Room 2525. Special thanks to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and Miller Shakman & Beem. RSVP for the complimentary event at or 312-554-2057.

Association News

Trumpet Player Wanted
The Barristers Big Band has an opening in its trumpet section. Must be proficient at high notes to take lead trumpet part as needed. If interested, contact Band Leader John Vishneski at

Save on Budget Car Rentals
Members save more with Budget! Use your Budget Corporate Discount (BCD) # T720200 every time you rent to save up to 20%. In addition to big savings, we've also got great products and services to make your rental experience easier than ever, like our Fastbreak express rental program and where2 GPS units. For more information or to make a reservation call 1-800-455-2848 or click here.

Lawyer Referral Service: We Are Your Referral Network
Let our network of 300+ highly qualified attorneys serve as YOUR referral network. We’ve already done the difficult and time-consuming screening for you! Have a client you can’t help? Refer them with confidence to the CBA’s ABA approved Lawyer Referral Service at 312-554-2001 or Interested in learning more about the program? Contact LRS Director Brenda Ott at 312-554-2071.

Make Your Travel Plans Now for CLE in Rome (April 2018)
Experience Rome has you never have before while earning continuing legal education credit and making countless connections with fellow attendees! The CBA is headed to Rome, Italy from April 16-19, 2018. An agenda and travel information is now available at


Dear Santa Letters are Here!
Help a child enjoy the holidays...answer a Dear Santa Letter! This holiday season, the Young Lawyers Section is distributing “Dear Santa” letters provided by Direct Effect Charities, a group that receives thousands of letters from disadvantaged youth from Chicago Public Schools requesting gifts from Santa. Here’s how it works: select a letter, purchase a few items the child has requested (approx. $25 or less), and mail the package directly to the child’s school. Letters can now be picked up at the CBA (stop by our 1st floor bookstore). If you would like to distribute letters at your firm in bulk (10+ letters), click and fill out our form. Complete instructions will be attached to the letter.

Traffick Free Clean Up Day
On Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., join the Alliance for Women and Human Trafficking committees in helping clean Chicago's first emergency and overnight drop-in center for all adult females who have been victims of sex trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation at Traffick Free. The amount of volunteers will be limited, so please contact Katie Liss at If you're unable to attend, please consider donating cleaning supplies and/or toiletries to the CBA by December 8 (a drop box will be located on the 1st floor at 321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago).

Gift Card Donations for the Salvation Army STOP-IT Program

The Alliance for Women and the Human Trafficking committees are collecting gift cards for the Salvation Army's STOP-IT Program to help women and children who have been trafficked in the Chicago community. The STOP-IT Program builds relationships with trafficked individuals through outreach, ongoing case management and support, and service referrals. Please consider dropping off gift cards to help these women and children obtain groceries, meals, clothing, and shoes. Gift cards will be accepted at the CBA through December 22 (a drop box will be located on the 1st floor at 321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago).

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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