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In celebration of International Women's Day, the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Women & the Law is hosting an afternoon of tea, savory bites, and great conversation at Russian Tea Time in Chicago on Wednesday, March 8, from 2-4 p.m. Deadline to register is Friday, March 3. Find out more and register. 


Please save the date for the Illinois Bar Foundation’s Lawyers Rock presented by Meyers & Flowers on Thursday, March 16 at the Lincoln Hall in Chicago. Enjoy live music and lots of fun as lawyers rock out for justice. The proceeds of this event help the Illinois Bar Foundation ensure access to justice and support juvenile justice causes through the Foundation’s M. Denny Hassakis Fund. General Admission is $50 per person and includes food and two beer, wine or soda tickets, and VIP tickets are $100 per person and include food and beer, wine or soda throughout the evening. A limited quantity of reduced price YLD General Admission tickets are available for current ISBA YLD members.

The ISBA is among bar associations co-hosting a free reception in Chicago Monday, February 13, for two world-recognized anti-slavery leaders, Biram Abeid and Brahim Randhame of Mauritania, West Africa. Abeid and Randhame have led the fight against slavery in Mauritania, which did not criminalize the practice until 2007 and whose weak anti-slavery laws are seldom enforced. Slavery in Mauritania is race- and descent-based and is chillingly similar to that in the antebellum United States.

The reception will be from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Latham & Watkins LLC Conference Center at 330 N. Wabash #2800 (find out more and RSVP here) and will raise funds to help combat slavery in Mauritania. The legal community is partnering with the Chicago-based Abolition Institute to host the event. For more information contact Sean@StoppingSlavery.org.

The American Friends of the Hebrew University invite you to a luncheon on Friday, January 27 at 12 p.m. to discuss the Israeli and American Judicial Systems. The lunch will feature Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke and Hebrew University Faculty of Law externs.

The event is hosted by Locke Lord, LLP located at 111 S. Wacker #4100 in Chicago. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Judith Shenkman at jshenkman@afhu.org or 312-329-0332.


Registration is now open for the ISBA Young Lawyers Division Wine Tasting Networking event. Join your peers for an evening of socializing and wine tasting! This year, there will be select French wines from Que Syrah and hor d’oeuvres. To complete the experience, the YLD will be hosting a Speed Networking event beforehand at the ISBA Chicago office (20 S. Clark St, Suite 900) scheduled from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Please sign up for the networking event separately.

When: Friday, February 10, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: ISBA Mutual Space, 20 S. Clark Street, Suite 800 (map and directions)

The Assembly meeting agenda has been posted at www.isba.org/leadership/assembly/minutes. This page is password protected and available only to ISBA members. The Assembly will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 during the Joint Midyear Meeting at the Sheraton Chicago.


Please join us at the 19th Annual ISBA YLD Holiday Party. This year's party is in conjunction with the ISBA's Midyear Meeting. Not only will there be warm appetizers, an open bar, and an opportunity to meet young lawyers from across the state, the event benefits a great cause: the Children’s Assistance Fund.

Initially created to assist with the opening of children's waiting rooms in courthouses across the State of Illinois, the IBF/YLD Children's Assistance Fund has since grown, and now provides funding to organizations across the State of Illinois that provide legal assistance to children, maintain children's waiting rooms in courthouses, work to reduce recidivism of juveniles, and/or work to reduce the incidents of domestic violence in families with children.

Patrick Fitzgerald
Patrick Fitzgerald
Ann Hatch
Ann Hatch
Illinois Bar Foundation 2016 Fellows Breakfast

Friday, December 9, 2016 – 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Join the Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation in honoring Ann Hatch (Herzog Crebs LLP), a Diamond Fellow of the Illinois Bar Foundation, with the 2016 Distinguished Service to Law & Society Award, and former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP) with the 2016 Honorary Fellow Award.

Elizabeth Kaveny
Elizabeth Kaveny
The following is a transcript from a speech given by Elizabeth Kaveny, President of the Illinois Bar Foundation, during their 18th Annual Gala on October 14, 2016 at the Four Seasons in Chicago.

Good Evening. For those of you that I have not had the chance to meet yet this evening, my name is Elizabeth Kaveny. It is really my honor and fortune to serve as the President of the Board of the Illinois Bar Foundation this year and to welcome all of you to this year’s Gala. What a beautiful night it is.

In 1972, a young man was buried in an unmarked grave in Missouri. His own attorney later added a tombstone which read simply:

“Each era finds an improvement in the law for the benefit of mankind.”


Lead in Water, Who's Problem is It?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016,
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
ISBA Chicago Office (map and directions)
20 S. Clark, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603
312-726-8775

The ISBA Environmental Law Section Council is pleased to invite you to join us to hear Justin DeWitt and Kathryn Pamenter speak at our October 25, 2016, Professional Development Luncheon on the challenges we face regarding lead in water. This panel presentation will include an in-depth look at Senate Bill 550, which requires schools to test for lead in drinking and cooking water sources.