Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cook County Bar Association Announcements for April 21, 2015

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Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:00 p. m.
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Please join the CCBA Legislative Committee
for the
CCBA Springfield Trip
For an opportunity to network with the members of the
Illinois General Assembly
The Reception will take place on
May 13, 2015
Food and drinks will be provided
Please RSVP by May 4, 2015. Please contact Cordelia Brown, Executive Director of the Cook County Bar Association with any questions. Hope to see you there!
Cook County Bar Association
19 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 702
Chicago Illinois 60603
312-630-1157 phone
312-630-0893 fax

Cook County Bar Association
Professional Development Committee
Maximizing Social Media Platforms
for Client-Building, Networking, and Branding
The CCBA Professional Development Committee has assembled a panel of social media experts and practitioners in order to advise you on creative mechanisms of self-marketing, social engagement, targeting potential clients, and maintaining a global presence, so you can grow a unique legal identity!
APRIL 29, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location to be announced
This is a free event, however, RSVP is required.
by April 28, 2015, at 12 noon
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CCBA to attend Advocate Society General Membership Meeting
On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the CCBA will join the Advocate Society at their monthly general membership meeting. This is a great opportunity to network and show our support for other associations. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please email the CCBA President, Celestia Mays, at president201415@cookcountybar. org by Tuesday, April 21. Space is limited and you must RSVP. Hope you can join us!
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Gala Dinner for 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights and
Voting Rights Act
Please join the Chicago Bar Association, the Cook County Bar Association, and the Black Women Lawyers of Greater Chicago for a Gala Dinner celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Act. The event will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Standard Club located at 320 South Plymouth Court in Chicago. Tickets are $125 per person. If you are interested in seating at the CCBA table(s), please contact Cordelia Brown at cbrown@cookcountybar.org. See the flyer below for additional information.
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Volunteers Needed for LAP
The Illinois Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) is conducting its Annual Volunteer Training onJune 26, 2015 at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. The free training provides for 6.0 hours of ethics credits. It is critical to have trained LAP volunteers to provide peer support and to conduct interventions. For more information, please contact LAP's Executive Robin Belleau at 312-726-6607.
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NBA Region VII to Sponsor Oratorical Contest for
High School Students
The 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition is quickly approaching. The regional event for this year will be held on Saturday, May 2, at 11:30 a.m. in a conference room provided by MetLife at the PNC Centre located at One North Franklin, in Chicago, Illinois. Do not let this wonderful opportunity pass by your student. It is truly an outstanding chance for high school seniors to: (i) receive funds for college, (ii) hone skills that will serve them well in life, and (iii) meet and interact with a number of influential members of the greater Chicago area. In so many ways it is a door of opportunity awaiting for a student you know to walk through. As with other coveted opportunities, the door will not be open for long. The deadline for essays is Friday, April 24, 2015.
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April is Fair Housing Month!
Illinois Department of Human Rights
Please join the IDHR as they celebrate the anniversary of the passing of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, and reaffirm our commitment to eliminating housing discrimination. Meet and network with other fair housing organizations, and IDHR Staff, including attorneys and investigators. Beverages and snacks will be provided.
Join us
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
James R. Thompson Center, 2nd Floor
11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. (2 sessions)
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National Association of Women Judges
Midyear Chicago Leadership Conference
Join Us
April 23-25, 2015
Palmer House
17 East Monroe
Chicago, Illinois
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Congratulations to Attorney Stan Willis
who was named one of the First Defense Legal Aid (FDLA) honorees 20 for 20.
The Reception will be held on
May 15, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
at Mayer Brown LLP
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Board of Education of the City of Chicago
The Board of Education of the City of Chicago seeks an attorney with seven or more years of workers' compensation experience, including trial experience, strong writing skills, leadership skills, and the ability to successfully manage a high volume of cases.
Experience in one or more of the following is a plus: working in a large organization; issues involving injuries to minors; litigating business-related torts; Tort Immunity Act; breach of contract; injunctive actions; real estate - PTAB/construction/mechanics liens.
B.A. or B.S. and Juris Doctor degrees. Must be licensed and authorized to practice law in the State of Illinois.
City of Chicago residency is required within six months of employment. Send cover letter, resume, references, and at least one writing sample to:
Board of Education of the City of Chicago
Law Department
1 North Dearborn, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602

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