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2017

October

October 23 (Monday, 5-7 pm) Chicago

The Diversity Scholarship Foundation & Lesbian and Gay Bar Assn. of Chicago Fundraiser for Mexico & Puerto Rico; Latinicity, 108 N State St; tickets & info at Fundraiser for Mexico & Puerto Rico.

October 23 (Monday, 5:30 pm) Peoria

Public Interest Law Initiative Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Comm. Celebrate Pro Bono Reception with special guest speaker Ill Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride and Sumner Bourne Rafool, Bourne & Shelby PC, receiving the Pro Bono Service Award; Caterpillar Visitors Ctr, 110 SW Washington St; registration & info at www.pili.org/10thcircuit.

October 24 (Tuesday, 12-1 pm) Edwardsville

Public Interest Law Initiative Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Comm. Celebrate Pro Bono Luncheon; Leclaire Room at Lewis and Clark Community College, 600 Troy Rd; registration & info at www.pili.org/3rdcircuit.

October 24 (Tuesday, 12-1 pm) Woodstock

McHenry Co. Bar Assn. meeting; Woodstock Country Club, 10310 Country Club Rd; info at http://www.mchenrycountybarassoc.org/.

October 24 (Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm) Chicago

Decalogue Society of Lawyers and Arab Am. Bar Assn. Building Bridges Awards; John Marshall Law School, 304 S State; tickets and info at https://www.decaloguesociety.org/events/events-2/.

October 25 (Wednesday, 5-7 pm) Moline

Public Interest Law Initiative Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Comm. Pro Bono Reception with special guest speaker Ill Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride; Deere & Company World Headquarters, One Deere Place; registration & info http://pili.org/events/event/fourteenth-judicial-circuit-pro-bono-reception.

October 26 (Thursday, 5 pm) Chicago

Advocates Society Judges’ Night; Polish Museum of America, 984 N Milwaukee Ave; info http://advocatesociety.com/.

October 26 (Thursday, 5:30-8 pm) Chicago

Ill. State Bar Assn. YLD happy hour; Moe’s Cantina River North, 155 W Kinzie St; costumes welcome, questions contact Natali Marquez-Ponce at n.marquezponce@gmail.com.

October 27 (Friday, 6 pm) Lombard

DuPage Co. Justinian Society of Lawyers Charity Costume Ball; The Carlisle, 435 E Butterfield Rd; tickets & info http://www.dupagejustinians.com/.

October 27 (Friday, 6 pm) St. Charles

Kane Co. Bar Foundation Rocktoberfest; Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Dr; info KCBA http://www.kanecountybar.org or 630-762-1900.

October 27 (Friday, 7-9:30 pm) Oak Brook

Prairie State Legal Services 40th Anniversary Heroes for Justice Celebration, honoring 40 Heroes for Justice, including Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas L. Kilbride and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan; The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus, 2815 Jorie Blvd; tickets $150 & info at https://pslegal.org/40thAnniversaryOAKBROOK.asp.

October 30 (Monday, 6-8 pm) Chicago

Cook Co. Bar Assn. Foundation Inaugural Justice Freeman Awards Reception and Fundraiser; Karchmar & Lambert PC, 211 W Wacker Dr; info https://cookcountybar.org/ and email info@cookcountybar.org.

October 31 (Tuesday, 9 am-1 pm) Peoria

Peoria Co. Bar Assn. YLC Halloween Blood Drive; Peoria Co. Courthouse, 324 Main St; info https://peoriabar.org/.

November

November 2 (Thursday, 5-7:30 pm) Chicago

Arab Am. Bar Assn. of Ill. Inaugural Judicial Reception; Alhambra Palace Restaurant, 1240 W Randolph St; tickets & info https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aabars-inaugural-judicial-reception-tickets-37497267336.

November 2 (Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm) Chicago

Women’s Bar Assn. of Ill. WBAI’s Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Awards Reception; Hotel Allegro, 171 W Randolph; registration and info at http://wbaillinois.org/.

November 2 (Thursday, 5:30 pm) Chicago

Cook Co. Bar Assn., Ill. Judicial Council & Black Women Lawyers’ Assn. of Greater Chicago Annual Joint Dinner; Room 43, 1043 E 43rd St; tickets & info https://cookcountybar.org/events/joint-november-dinner-0.

November 2 (Thursday, 5:30-8:30 pm) Mattoon

Public Interest Law Initiative Fifth Judicial Cir. Pro Bono Comm. Pro Bono Celebration Dinner with special guest speaker Curtis Lovelace, The Lovelace Center for Criminal Defense and Kent Heller, Heller Holmes & Associates, receiving the Pro Bono Service Award; Mattoon County Club, 6700 N Country Club Rd; registration & info http://pili.org/events/event/fifth-judicial-circuit-pro-bono-celebration-dinner.

November 5 (Sunday, 11 am) Joliet

Will Co. Bar Assn. Red Mass; Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, 604 N Raynor Ave; brunch at 12 noon, registration & info WCBA http://willcountybar.org/.

November 6 (Monday, 6 pm) North Riverside

West Suburban Bar Assn. meeting; Tipsters Village Pub, 8839 W Cermak Rd; RSVP to Vicki Thiesse at 708-338-2662 info http://www.westsuburbanbar.org.

November 8 (Wednesday, 5:30-8:30 pm) Chicago

The Legal Community of Ill. Benefit in Support of Higher Education in Haiti; Hyatt Regency, Regency Ballroom, 151 E Wacker Dr; tickets & info https://www.eventbrite.com/e/haitis-higher-education-fundraiser-tickets-34712391698.

November 8 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) Chicago

Chicago Bar Assn. Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast; St. James Episcopal Cathedral, Wabash & Huron; tickets $12 in advance, $20 at door, http://hiawathainchicago.bpt.me.

November 9 (Thursday, 7 p.m.) Chicago             

Advocates Society meeting; Copernicus Center, Hall of Kings, 5216 W Lawrence; info http://advocatesociety.com/.

November 15 (Wednesday, 5:30-8:30 pm) Chicago

Ill. Lawyers’ Assistance Program Annual Dinner; Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd; tickets & info at http://illinoislap.wpengine.com/event/lap-annual-dinner-3/ or email jduerno@illinoislap.org.

November 16 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.

November 16 (Thursday, 6 pm) Chicago

Justinian Society of Lawyers Past President’s Dinner; Bella Notte, 1374 W Grand Ave;   & info https://justinians.org/.  

November 17 (Friday, 5:30 pm) Schaumburg

Northwest Suburban Bar Assn. Young Lawyers Happy Hour; Level 257-Woodfield Mall; RSVP & info http://www.nwsba.org/.

November 18 (Saturday, 6:30-10:30 pm) Chicago

Chicago Bar Foundation Fall Benefit; Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr; eye-opening exhibits and unique family activities, tickets & info http://chicagobarfoundation.org/fall-benefit/.

November 21 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Assn. social hour; Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave; info http://www.southsuburbanbar.org/.

November 29 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Chicago

Diversity Scholarship Foundation & The John Marshall Law School Unity Award Dinner & Swearing-In of Bar Presidents Ceremony; Chicago Hilton Grand Ballroom, 720 S Michigan Ave; tickets $150/pp & info at www.diversitychicago.org.

December

December 1 (Friday, 5-7:30 pm) Lake Forest

Lake Co. Bar Assn. holiday party; Knollwood Club, 1890 Knollwood Rd; tickets & info at LCBA http://www.lakebar.org/ or email  info@lakebar.org.

December 1 (Friday, 7 pm) St. Louis, MO

St. Clair Co. Bar Assn. Annual Holiday Dance; Four Seasons Hotel, 999 N Second St; $100/pp, RSVP along with check by Nov. 17 to SCCBA PO Box 300, Belleville, IL 62222, info http://stclairbar.com/, info@stclairbar.com or 618-277-8919.

December 4 (Monday, 6 pm) North Riverside

West Suburban Bar Assn. meeting ; Tipsters Village Pub, 8839 W Cermak Rd; RSVP to Vicki Thiesse at 708-338-2662 info http://www.westsuburbanbar.org.

December 5 (Tuesday, noon) Chicago

Arab Am. Bar Assn. of Ill. meeting/elections; Athena Restaurant, 212 S Halsted St; RSVP to arabbarrsvp@live.com & info http://www.arabbar.org/.

December 6 (Wednesday, 5:30 pm) Naperville

DuPage Co. Bar Assn. holiday party; Elements at Water St, 123 Water St; reservations & info at http://www.dcba.org/.

December 7-9 (Thursday-Saturday) Chicago

Ill. State Bar Assn. Midyear Meeting and Ill. Judges Assn. Convention; Palmer House Hilton Chicago, 17 E Monroe St; ISBA isba.org or 800-252-8908.

December 7 (Thursday, 7-9 pm) Chicago

Ill. State Bar Assn. YLD, Civil Practice & Procedure & Tort Law Section Councils Holiday Party to benefit Ill. Bar Foundation YLD’s Children Assistance Fund; Exchequer Pub, 226 W Wabash Ave; tickets & info at https://www.isba.org/sections/yld/holidayparty.

December 7 (Thursday, 5-7 pm) Crystal Lake

McHenry Co. Bar Assn. holiday party; Crystal Lake Country Club, 721 Country Club Rd; appetizers and cash bar, please bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots, info at http://www.mchenrycountybarassoc.org/.

December 13 (Wednesday, 5-8:30 pm) Schaumburg

Northwest Suburban Bar Assn. Holiday Party; Maggiano’s Little Italy, 1901 E Woodfield Rd; reservations & info http://www.nwsba.org/.

December 13 (Wednesday, 5 pm) North Aurora

Kane Co. Bar Assn. Holiday Party and Toy Drive; The Turf Room, 1033 Kilbery Ln; info KCBA http://www.kanecountybar.org or 630-762-1900.

December 14 (Thursday, 5:30-8 pm) Peoria

Peoria Co. Bar Assn. holiday party; The Warehouse, 316 SW Washington St; info https://peoriabar.org/.

December 15 (Friday, 7 pm) Chicago             

Advocates Society meeting/Christmas Party; Copernicus Center, Hall of Kings, 5216 W Lawrence; info http://advocatesociety.com/.

December 19 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Assn. social hour; Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave; info http://www.southsuburbanbar.org/.

December 21 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.


2018

January

January 17 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Assn. social hour; Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave; info http://www.southsuburbanbar.org/.

January 18 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.

January 18 (Thursday, 6 pm) Rosemont

Justinian Society of Lawyers Joint Chapter Dinner; The Estate by Gene & Georgetti’s, 9421 W Higgins Rd; reservations & info https://justinians.org/.  

January 19 (Friday, 7 p.m.) Chicago             

Advocates Society meeting; Copernicus Center, Hall of Kings, 5216 W Lawrence; info http://advocatesociety.com/.

January 23 (Tuesday, 12-1 pm) Woodstock

McHenry Co. Bar Assn. meeting; Home State Bank, 124 Johnson St; info at http://www.mchenrycountybarassoc.org/.

January 31-February 6 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Vancouver Canada

American Bar Assn. Midyear Meeting; http://www.abanet.org/.

February

February 15 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.

February 15 (Thursday, 5:30 pm) Chicago

Advocates Society Installation Dinner; The Montgomery Club, 500 W Superior St; tickets & info at http://advocatesociety.com/.

February 20 (Tuesday, 6 pm) Chicago

Cook Co. Bar Assn. Foundation Scholarship Awards; Loyola Law School; info https://cookcountybar.org/.

February 21 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Assn. social hour; Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave; info http://www.southsuburbanbar.org/.

February 27 (Tuesday, 5-7 pm) Chicago

Decalogue Society of Lawyers Judicial Reception; Jenner & Block, 353 N Clark; reservations & info at http://www.decaloguesociety.org/.

March

March 1 (Thursday, 5-7:30 pm) Chicago

Women’s Bar Assn. of Ill. Judicial Reception; Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St; tickets & info http://wbaillinois.org/.

March 7-10 (Wednesday-Saturday) Chicago

ABA TECHSHOW; Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Upper Wacker Dr; info http://www.techshow.com/.

March 15 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.

March 15 (Thursday, 6 pm) Chicago

Justinian Society of Lawyers CEF Dinner; LuxBar, 18 E Bellevue; reservations & info https://justinians.org/

March 21 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Assn. social hour; Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave; info http://www.southsuburbanbar.org/.

April

April 12 (Thursday, 6 pm) Chicago

Justinian Society of Lawyers Nomination of Officers; Tufano’s 1073 W Vernon Park Pl; reservations & info https://justinians.org/.  

April 18 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Assn. social hour; Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave; info http://www.southsuburbanbar.org/.

April 19 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.

May

May 16 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Assn. social hour; Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave; info http://www.southsuburbanbar.org/.

May 16 (Wednesday, 6 pm) Chicago

Justinian Society of Lawyers Installation of Officers; Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, 1028 N Rush St; reservations & info https://justinians.org/.

May 17 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.

June

June 14-16 (Thursday-Saturday) Fontana, WI

Ill. State Bar Assn. Annual Meeting; The Abbey Resort; ISBA www.isba.org or 800-252-8908.

June 20 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Assn. social hour; Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave; info http://www.southsuburbanbar.org/.

June 21 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.

July

July 18 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Assn. social hour; Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave; info http://www.southsuburbanbar.org/.

July 19 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.

August

August 2-7 (Thursday-Tuesday) Key Biscayne, FL

American Bar Assn. Annual Meeting; http://www.abanet.org/.

September

September 20 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.

October

October 18 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.

November

November 15 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.

December

December 6-8 (Thursday-Saturday) Chicago

Ill. State Bar Assn. Midyear Meeting and Ill. Judges Assn. Convention; Palmer House Hilton Chicago, 17 E Monroe St; ISBA isba.org or 800-252-8908.

December 20 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info http://www.kankakeecountybarassociation.org/.


2019

January

January 23-29 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Las Vegas, NV

American Bar Assn. Midyear Meeting; http://www.abanet.org/.

June

June 13-15 (Thursday-Saturday) Lake Geneva, WI

Ill. State Bar Assn. Annual Meeting; Grand Geneva Resort & Spa; ISBA www.isba.org or 800-252-8908.

August

August 8-13 (Thursday-Tuesday) San Francisco, CA

American Bar Assn. Annual Meeting; http://www.abanet.org/.


 


 


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