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2017

April

April 22 (Saturday, 5 pm) Woodridge

West Suburban Bar Assn. Installation Dinner for President Sandra M. Blake with special honoree ISBA President Vincent F. Cornelius; Hollywood Blvd, 1001 W 75th St; tickets $100/pp RSVP at http://westsuburbanbar.org/join-or-renew-2/wsba-registration-and-tickets/.

April 22 (Saturday, 6-9 pm) Chicago

Equip for Equality Young Professionals Board Kick-Off Spring Fundraiser—annual event to help EFE raise critical funds to advance the rights of people with disabilities across Ill. through legal advocacy, education and awareness;  Bucketfeet, 1647 N Damen Ave; tickets $65 in advance, $75/at door, & info at https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/efe/event.jsp?event=1935626976.

April 24 (Monday, 7 p.m.) Chicago             

Advocates Society General Meeting & Trivia Night; Revolution Brewery, 2323 N Milwaukee Ave; info http://advocatesociety.com/.

April 26 (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.) Rock Falls

Whiteside Co. Bar Assn. meeting; Rock Falls Candlelight Inn, 2200 First Ave; cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m.

April 27 (Thursday, 5 pm) Long Grove

Lake Co. Bar Assn. An Evening with the 2nd District Appellate Justices; Royal Melbourne Country Club, 4700 Royal Melcourne Dr; registration and info http://www.lakebar.org.

April 27 (Thursday, 5-7 pm) Chicago

Chicago Bar Assn. YLS Government Service Career Fair; CBA, 321 S Plymouth Ct; free/members, $15/nonmember, registration and info http://www.chicagobar.org/ylsevents.

April 27 (Thursday, 5:30 pm) St. Charles

Kane Co. Bar Assn. Judges’ Night; Club Arcada at the Arcada Theater, 105 E Main St; registration and info at https://kanecountybar.org/.

April 27 (Thursday, 5:30-8:00 pm) Coal Valley

Ill. Bar Foundation & Rock Island Co. Bar Assn. Rock Island County Fellows Reception posthumously honoring Martin H. Katz (Katz Nowinski) and honoring Robert T. Park (Califf Harper, P.C.); Oakwood Country Club, 1067 U.S. 6; registration and info at https://www.illinoisbarfoundation.org.  

April 28 (Friday, 7:30 a.m.) Belleville

St. Clair Co. Bar Assn. Law Day Breakfast; 4204 Canning & Banquet Center, 6435 W Main St; info & RSVP by April 21 SCCBA info@stclairbar.com or 618-277-8919.

April 28 (Friday, 6 pm) Chicago

Chicago Bar Assn. Annual Barristers Big Band Benefit Ball; The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Ct; tickets $50/pp and info at www.chicagobar.org/barristerball.

April 29 (Saturday, 9 a.m.) Belleville

St. Clair Co. Bar Assn. Law Day Run; Historic Downtown Belleville; info & registration at http://www.lawdayrun.com/, questions email SCCBA info@stclairbar.com or 618-277-8919.

April 29 (Saturday, 4-7 pm) Champaign

Ill. Bar Assn. YLD Bean Bag Party & Tournament; Joe’s Brewery, 706 S 5th St; $30/pp by April 26 and $35 at door, info & registration https://www.isba.org/sections/yld/beanbag.

April 29 (Saturday, 5 p.m.) Springfield

Ill. Innocence Project Defenders of the Innocent Event; Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S Dirksen Pkwy; sponsorship info & reservations www.uis.edu/innocenceproject, 217-206-6569.

May

May 2 (Tuesday, 5-7:30 pm) Chicago

Cook Co. Bar Assn. and Ill. Judicial Council Judicial Reception; Fremont Chicago, 15 W Illinois St; open bar complimentary hors d’oeuvres, tickets and info at http://cookcountybar.org/.

May 3 (Wednesday, 5-7 pm) Chicago

Arab Am. Bar Assn. and other organizations Spring Networking Event; Pazzo’s 311 S Wacker Dr; for more information, click here!

May 3 (Wednesday, 5:30-8 pm) Chicago

South Asian Bar Assn. of Chicago Foundation Annual Guest Bartending Happy Hour; Theory, 9 W Hubbard St; $20/pp info http://sabachicago.org/event/3nd-annual-guest-bartending-happy-hour/.

May 4 (Thursday)

Ill. Supreme Court Bar Admission Ceremonies in five Judicial Districts: First District 9 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, James R Thompson Center, Assembly Hall, 100 W Randolph St, Chicago; Second District 10 am, Hemmen’s Memorial Bldg., Elgin Civic Center Plaza, 150 Dexter Ct, Elgin; Third District 11 am, Appellate Court Bldg, 1004 Columbus St, Ottawa; Fourth District 10 am, Ill. Supreme Court, 200 E Capitol Ave, Springfield; Fifth District 2 pm, Gateway Convention Center, One Gateway Dr, Collinsville; info http://www.state.il.us/court/.

May 4 (Thursday, 11:15 am) Wheaton

DuPage Co. Bar Assn. Law Day Lunch; Le Jardin at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Rd (at County Farm and Rt 83); registration & info at www.dcba.org.

May 4 (Thursday, 5 pm) Des Plaines

Northwest Suburban Bar Judges Night; Café La Cave, 2777 Mannheim Rd; reservations & info http://www.nwsba.org/.

May 4 (Thursday, 5:30 pm) Chicago

Cook Co. Bar Assn. meeting; 70 W Madison, 4th Fl Conference Rm; info http://cookcountybar.org/.

May 4 (Thursday, 6-7:30 pm) Peoria

Peoria Co. Bar Assn. YLC and Ill. State Bar Assn. Law Day Reception with keynote speaker Lloyd A. Karmeier, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court; Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 NE Madison;  $40/adults, $20/kids under 18, register by April 28 & info at https://peoriabar.org/product/2017-law-day-reception.  

May 6 (Saturday, 9 am) Downers Grove

DuPage Co. Bar Assn. DBF Human Race fundraiser; Esplanade at Locust Point, 1901 W Butterfield Rd; 5k run or 2 mile walk, info http://www.dcba.org/.

May 9 (Tuesday, 11:30 am-1:30 pm) Chicago

Chicago Bar Assn. Annual Herman Kogan Media Awards luncheon; The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Ct; $70/pp, registration and info http://www.chicagobar.org.

May 9 (Tuesday, 6-8:30 pm) Glenview

North Suburban Bar Assn. Judges Night; North Shore Country Club, 1340 Glenview Rd; reservations & info NSBA www.ilnsba.org.

May 11 (Thursday, 5-8 pm) Skokie

Jewish Judges Assn. Judges Night, view the temporary exhibition "The Capture and Trial of Adolph Eichmann;" Illinois Holocaust Museum, 603 Woods Dr; for info contact Abbey Romanek at abbey.romanek@cookcountyil.gov.

May 17 (Wednesday, 11 am) St. Charles

Kane Co. Bar Assn. Annual Meeting and Memorial Service; Kane Co Judicial Center, Ceremonial Courtroom; luncheon will follow in Juror’s Lounge, registration and info at https://kanecountybar.org/.

May 17 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

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

May 17 (Wednesday, 6 pm) Chicago

Justinian Society of Lawyers Installation of Officers Meeting; Gibson’s, 1028 N Rush St; reservations & info at https://justinians.org/.

May 17 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) Chicago

Chicago Bar Assn. Symphony Orchestra and Chorus "Tchaikovsky & Vaughn Williams"; St. James Episcopal Cathedral, Wabash at Huron; tickets $12 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2558228, $20/at door, info http://www.chicagobar.org.

May 18 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

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

May 18 (Thursday, 5:30 pm) Wheaton

DuPage Co. Justinian Society of Lawyers Installation of Officers; Danada House, 3S501 Naperville Rd; $90/pp, RSVP and payment by May 11 http://www.dupagejustinians.com/.

May 18 (Thursday, 4:30-7:30 pm) Chicago

John Marshall Law School Alumni Assn. Freedom & Distinguished Service Awards Reception; Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St; info http://alumni.jmls.edu/get-involved/alumni-events.php.

May 18 (Thursday, 5:30 pm) Naperville

DuPage Co. Bar Assn. happy hour; Granite City, 1828 Abriter Ct; info http://www.dcba.org/.

May 21 (Sunday, 2-3 pm) Skokie

Decalogue Society of Lawyers Docent-led tour of the special Eichmann Trial exhibit; Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Dr; tickets $16 & info at http://www.decaloguesociety.org/events.

May 22 (Monday, 5:30-7 pm) Chicago

Decalogue Society of Lawyers and Women’s Bar Assn. of Ill. LinkedIn for Lawyers, marketing tips from LinkedIn expert JD Gershbein of Owlish Communications; ISBA Mutual, 20 S Clark St Ste 800; $10 members, $25 non-members, register by 5/18 at http://www.decaloguesociety.org/events.

May 24 (Wednesday, 11:45 am-1:30 pm) Chicago

Chicago Bar Assn. Alliance for Women Annual Awards Luncheon; The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Ct; $60/pp, info at http://www.chicagobar.org.

May 24 (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.) Rock Falls

Whiteside Co. Bar Assn. meeting; Rock Falls Candlelight Inn, 2200 First Ave; cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m.

June

June 2 (Friday, 11:30 am) Riverwoods

Collaborative Law Institute of Ill. Golf outing; Deerfield Golf Club, 1201 Saunders Rd; tickets $150/members, $175 non-members, dinner only $50/members, $75/non-members, info at http://collablawil.org/.

June 7 (Wednesday, 5:30 pm) Elburn

Kane Co. Bar Assn. Annual Dinner; Fisherman’s Inn, 43W901 Main Street Rd; reservations and info https://kanecountybar.org/.

June 7 (Wednesday) Bloomingdale

Justinian Society of Lawyers golf outing; Bloomingdale Golf Club, 181 Glen Ellyn Rd; registration & info https://justinians.org/.

June 8 (Thursday, 5-7:30 pm) Chicago

Women’s Bar Assn. of Ill. Annual Installation Dinner; Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe St; reservations & info www.wbaillinois.org.

June 9 (Friday 11:30 am-7 pm) Highland Park

South Asian Bar Assn. of Chicago Foundation golf outing; Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave W; info and registration at http://sabachicago.org/event/saba-foundations-3rd-annual-drive-spring-golf-outing/.

June 9 (Friday, 6-11 pm) Chicago

Ill. Trial Lawyers Assn. 45th Annual Convention; Westin River North, 320 N Dearborn St; info ITLA https://www.iltla.com/.

June 9 (Friday, 6 pm) Oak Brook

DuPage Co. Bar Assn. Installation Dinner & Presidents Ball; The Drake, 2301 York Rd; registration & info at www.dcba.org.

June 13 (Tuesday, 6-8:30 pm) Skokie

North Suburban Bar Assn. Annual Meeting/Elections; Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4999 Old Orchard Shop Center East Ring Rd; registration and info http://www.ilnsba.org/.

June 15-17 (Thursday-Saturday) Fontana, WI

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

June 15 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

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

June 15 (Thursday, 5:30 pm) Oak Brook

DuPage Co. Bar Assn. happy hour; Weber Grill; info at www.dcba.org.

June 16 (Friday, 12 pm) Frankfort

Will Co. Bar Assn. golf outing; Green Garden Country Club, 9511 W Manhattan-Monee Rd; registration and info http://www.willcountybar.org/.

June 21 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

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

June 22 (Thursday, 12-7 pm) Swansea

Ill. Trial Lawyers Assn. Southern Ill. Golf Outing; Clinton Hill Country Club, 3700 Old Collinsville Rd; registration and info ITLA https://www.iltla.com/.

June 23 (Friday, all day) Chicago

Cook Co. Bar Assn. Annual Awards & Installation Banquet; Hyatt Regency Chicago Crystal Ballroom, 151 E Upper Wacker Dr; tickets and info CCBA http://cookcountybar.org/.

June 28 (Wednesday, 5:15-8:30 pm) Chicago

Decalogue Society of Lawyers Annual Dinner & Installation; Union League Club, 65 W Jackson; details at http://www.decaloguesociety.org.

June 30 (Friday) Belleville

St. Clair Co. Bar Assn. Annual Meeting/Golf Outing; The Orchards Golf Course,1499 Golf Course Dr; registration and info SCCBA info@stclairbar.com or 618-277-8919.

July

July 19 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

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

July 20 (Thursday, 11 am) Elgin

Kane Co. Bar Assn. Golf Scramble; Elgin Country Club, 2575 Weld Rd; registration and info at https://kanecountybar.org/.

July 20 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

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

August

August 10-15 (Thursday-Tuesday) New York, NY

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

August 11 (Friday, all day) Chicago

Cook Co. Bar Assn. Annual Minority Job Fair; Embassy Suites, 511 N Columbus Dr; info at http://ccbaminorityjobfair.org/.

August 11 (Friday) Glenview

Women’s Bar Assn. of Ill. golf outing; Glenview Park Golf Club, 800 Shermer Rd; registration and info at WBAI www.wbaillinois.org.

August 16 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

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

August 17 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

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

August 24 (Thursday, 12 pm) Wheaton

DuPage Co. Bar Assn. golf outing; Cantigny Golf Club, 27W270 Mack Rd; registration & info at www.dcba.org.

September

September 18 (Monday, 5-7 pm) Chicago

Ill. Trial Lawyers Assn. Cook County Judicial & Legislative Night Dinner; Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd; info ITLA https://www.iltla.com/.

September 19 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

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

September 21 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

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

September 21 (Thursday, 7 p.m.) Chicago             

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

September 28 (Thursday, 5-10 pm) St Louis, MO

Ill. Trial Lawyers Assn. Southern Ill. Judicial & Legislative Night; Busch Stadium; info ITLA https://www.iltla.com/.

October

October 18 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

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

October 19 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

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

October 20 (Friday, 6:30 pm) Chicago

Ill. Bar Foundation Gala (annual black tie fundraiser to benefit IBF programs); Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E Delaware Place; tickets & info at IBF http://illinoisbarfoundation.org/ or 312-726-6072.

October 26 (Thursday, 5 pm) Chicago

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

November

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

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

November 16 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

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

November 21 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

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

December

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 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 18 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

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

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

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

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/.

March

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/.

April

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 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 21 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

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

July

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/.

August

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

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


 


 


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