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October 2018 • Volume 32, Number 6
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The Power isWithinYou
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Special Issue: CBA/CBF Pro Bono Week 2018: Celebrating the Power of Pro Bono 30 The Power of Democracy: Ensuring that People with Disabilities can Exercise Their Right to Vote By Cheryl R. Jansen 34 The Power of a Level Playing Field: Representing Clients with Eviction and Housing Issues By Julie Pautsch 38 The Power of Getting Uncomfortable: Pushing to the Finish Line By Margaret Duval 42 The Power of Pro Bono Stories: Chicago Lawyers Making a Difference By Greg Schweizer, George Haines, Lisa Hall Chang, Margaret Zessar, and Katie Donnelly 46 The Joys of Pro Bono Work By Brandon E. Peck 48 The Development of Digital Wealth By Sofia Vatougios 52 Taming the Virtual Mob: Handling Negative Online Reviews By Neil P. Johnson 56 The Value of Pro Bono Work By Vera M. Iwankiw YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION
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EDITOR’S BRIEFCASE BY JUSTICE MICHAEL B. HYMAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The Power is Within You T he emotional pain and psychological toll of poverty cannot be easily explained. Not too long ago, about 100 judges, including me, participated in a poverty simulation. Under the guidance of a professional facilitator, we were paired into a family of a single parent and a high school senior, and assigned unique circumstances associated with those susceptible to the consequences of poverty. The simulation, derived from real life, brought the participants into contact with gov- ernment welfare agencies, the legal system, the police, employers, bill collectors, school administrators, and others. Over two-and-a-half-hours, the parent and student faced a school year of ups and downs, with each month presenting a new difficulty (examples, the parent is sued for unpaid bills or the child is arrested for theft), an unexpected obstacle (examples, the parent is laid-off or the family car is totaled in an accident), and, occasionally, temporary relief (example, a social agency provides rent money). The goal was for the family to maintain normality (avoid homelessness, separation, and hunger) and for the student to graduate high school with respectable grades so he or she would be college eligible. All but a handful of participants achieved a favorable outcome, and most of those due to the availability of free legal services. I was assigned the role of the student. At the beginning of the simulation, my mother had a steady job, we lived in a decent apartment, and I did well in school. From time to time, we all stumble; however, the vulnerable seem to stumble more often and harder. As the end of the school year approached, our lives were torn inside. Poverty respects no demarcations or rules or preconceptions. My mother was trying to keep herself from drowning in misery; I was living alone in a car, my plans to attend college dashed. I felt marginalized, abandoned, and, worst of all, hopeless. Of course, nothing can replicate the reality of being adrift in the rough waters of poverty. The simulation merely let us glimpse, in a general sense, the effect of poverty on behavior and wellbeing as well as provide some insight into our legal system from the point of view of the poor. The Unrepresented Litigant Ostensibly, the courts are accessible and affordable, yet, those assurances mean little to people who cannot afford to pay a lawyer to vindicate their rights or defenses. The simula- tion captured the helplessness and fragility of an unrepresented litigant. Every lawyer can perform pro bono, so every lawyer has the power recognized by this year’s CBA/CBF Pro Bono Week theme, Celebrating the Power of Pro Bono. This power can have an enormous impact on the client, the courts, the community, the profession, and you. The need in Cook County for pro bono counsel continues to swell. Judges will tell you that most self-represented litigants want an attorney but lack the financial resources to hire one, and that legal representation can affect the outcome of a case. Doing pro bono gives you… the power to change someone’s future; the power to imme- diately impact a life; the power to be the catalyst to heal misfortune; the power to redress injustice; the power to instill hope; and the power to empower. This power is within you to unleash. Celebrate the power…the power of pro bono. Rehearing “This is the true joy in life—the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one…”–George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
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Voting Access Chicago Monday, October 22 3:00-5:00 pm The Chicago Bar Association
The right to vote is fundamental to a healthy democracy. Equip for Equality’s Voting Access Chicago is a non-partisan initiative to ensure that all of Chicago’s polling places are fully accessible to voters with disabilities and older adults who want to exercise their right to vote. Learn more about volunteering on Election Day, November 6, in 4-hour shifts as part of a team identifying barriers and conducting accessibility surveys of Chicago’s polling places. 1.5 hours of CLE credit subject to approval. Get to know your fellow justice-minded colleagues and enjoy listening to stories of justice shared by volunteers from the audience. Interested in telling a story? Come prepared o share a five-minute story related to the theme (justice). Those who volunteer to tell stories will be entered in a prize raffle. Storytellers and listeners alike are encouraged to attend! Over 25,000 eviction cases are filed every year in Cook County.What does that mean, and what is the impact on families and neighborhoods? As Matthew Desmond’s book Evicted makes clear, eviction is both a cause and a symptom of poverty, and the consequences of an eviction can be long lasting and far-reaching, negatively affecting a family’s health, education, and employment, while destabilizing neighborhoods and schools. Learn how legal aid advocates in Chicago work to reduce the negative consequences of eviction and homelessness, and how you can help. 1.5 hours of CLE credit subject to approval. Presented by the CBA Young Lawyers Section, co-sponsored by the CBF and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Meet with representatives from 40+ of Chicago’s legal aid, pro bono, community service and mentoring organizations to find an opportunity that fits your schedule, interests and goals.
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Justice: An Evening of Stories and Community Tuesday, October 23 6:00-8:00 pm Revolution Brewing Addressing the Hidden Impact of Evictions Wednesday, October 24 12:00-2:00 pm Ropes &Gray LLP
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writing, lyrics and tremendous talent of the performing cast who poked fun at politi- cal leaders and well-known personalities/ newsmakers on the local, state, national and international stage. I have not missed a show since 1979. From November 29–December 2, the tremendously talented team of CBA lawyers that write, direct and perform the Bar Show will stage the 95th Annual Bar Show. Based on current events at all levels of govern- ment, there certainly will be plenty of great material for this year’s show. Early word on the street is that the 2018 show will be one of the best ever. While I have loved each show, one of my favorites was the 1998 show titled: “Gagtime,” which featured a full parody of the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewin- sky scandal starring Bill Clinton (played by Peter Bensinger), Hillary Clinton (Loretto Kennedy), Monica Lewinsky (Mary J. McNichols), Ken Starr (Cliff Berman), and Newton Gingrich (Robert J. Nye). For many years, Julian Frazin, Phil Citrin and E. Leonard Rubin were respon- sible for writing, selecting the music and directing the show. Julian was in charge of the lyrical writing for the “Book of the Show,” Phil Citrin helped Julian select popular musical numbers which were fea- tured in the show and Len Rubin, who had previous professional acting and directing experience, served as the show’s director. Today’s writers and leaders of the Bar Show include: Clifford Berman, David Miller, Jay Schleppenbach, Sally Pissetzky Steele, and Amy Keller. Jeff Marks and Larry Aronson serve as the business/marketing gurus for the show and do a terrific job, as does director and choreographer, Marla Lampert. Thousands of members have participated in the show’s 95-year history including: John H. McDermott, John C.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Second Vice President Maryam Ahmad Cook County State's Attorney's Office Secretary E. Lynn Grayson Nijman Franzetti LLP Treasurer Timothy S. Tomasik Tomasik Kotin Kasserman LLC Executive Director Terrence M. Murphy Assistant Executive Director Elizabeth A. McMeen BOARD OF MANAGERS Jonathan B. Amarilio Alan R. Borlack Judge Thomas M. Durkin Sharon L. Eiseman Mark B. Epstein Nina Fain Hon. LaShonda A. Hunt Michael J. Kaufman Hon. Diane Joan Larsen Lori E. Lightfoot Kathryn Carso Liss Hon. Thomas R. Mulroy Matthew A. Passen
O ur Association is populated by some of the most brilliant attor- neys in the world; but the attri- butes of this diverse Association of lawyers is not limited to lawyering skills. I want to showcase the extraordinary talent of so many of our members outside of the court- rooms and boardrooms. Hundreds of CBA members perform annually on stage as part of the CBA Bar Show (formerly known as Christmas Spirits) and as part of the CBA Symphony Orchestra, the CBA Big Band, and the CBA Chorus. Please make time in your schedule to catch a performance by one of these groups. You will be amazed at the talent among us! The CBA Bar Show The Bar Show has always been a holiday tradition for my family of lawyers. I attended my first Bar Show with my late father (Judge Richard Jay Elrod) during my first year of law school in 1979. The Title of that show was “Draculaw” and I vividly recall the humorous jabs taken at then Mayor Jane Byrne and President Jimmy Carter. I was in awe of the clever
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strong. Our visionary founding members included: Judge Julia Nowicki, Susan Cher- noff, Michael Poulos and Kathy Erwin, who presented the idea to the Board of Managers and asked for $500 to get the group started. Now in its 32nd year, the CBASO consists of many outstanding members who also happen to be outstand- ing musicians, including John Vishneski, Judge Diane Wood, Michael Poulos, Sara Su Jones, and many other musically gifted members. David Katz, who is a nationally renowned conductor, has the led the CBA’s orchestra since its founding. The CBASO will perform “Ode to Joy” at Orchestra Hall on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The Association’s Big Band was formed in 2000 by U.S. District Court Judge Blanche Manning (ret), John Vishneski, Beth Lodal, SteveThomas and JimMcMas- ters. The Barristers Big Band, as they are called, consists of 35 musicians who happen to be lawyers but love the rock and swing of the CBA’s Big Band. The Big Band is hosting an Octoberfest celebra- tion at the CBA on Friday, October 26 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. to help raise funds
Tucker, Walter Moses, Jr., Gil Hennessy, Oscar Brotman, ABC News anchor Joel Daly, Judge Ed Burr, Chester Davis, Amy Dickinson, Annette, Eckert, Edith Reese Gordon, Rainell Rains, Audrey Rubin, James Montgomery, Mary McNichols, Sonja Johnson, Corey Berman, and, of course, Joe Stone and Fred Lane. Sig- nificantly, Joe Stone and Fred Lane have performed in the show for a collective 115 years (Fred for more than 60 years) and both will be back on stage again this year. The name of this year’s show is “Big Little Laws–a Whodunnit.” I hope each of you will be able to attend. Bring your family, friends and clients to the show–it’s great fun, and I guarantee they will love it! For tickets, fill out the order form on page 25 of this issue of the CBARecord, visit http:// www. barshow.org, call the box office at 312/554-2064, or email Awilda Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org. The CBA Symphony Orchestra, CBA Big Band & CBA Chorus The Association’s Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1986 and is now 60 members
for the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. This is a fun event and you’ll taste some great craft beer while enjoying some live OOMPAH music. The Association’s Chorus was founded in 2006 by one of my law partners, Mark Burkland, with Rebecca Patterson and John Vishneski. The Chorus, now 75 members strong, performs at a number of Asso- ciation events and will be performing the “Ode to Joy” with the Symphony Orchestra on June 22 at Orchestra Hall. Pro Bono Week The theme of this year’s Pro Bono week is “Celebrating the Power of Pro Bono.” This year we’ll be celebrating the unique power that legal professionals have to effect change in the lives of their clients. In this edition of the CBA Record we fea- ture articles address some of the following topics: Voting Rights (particularly for dis- abled voters), Domestic Violence/#MeToo, the impact of evictions on individuals and communities, and compelling articles from lawyers about their pro bono service.
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MCLE Credit: 1 PR-MCLE Credit (subject to approval) One of CBA President Steven Elrod’s bar year goals is to focus member attention on civics, ci- vility, and collegiality.This programwill address how to deal with a difficult boss, co-worker, opposing counsel or client; how to deliver bad news civilly and effectively; and how tomanage hard conversations with collegiality. Engage with a legal career counselor asnd no- table panelists on this practice-critical subject. JayneReardon, Executive Director, IL Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Peter Bensinger, Jr., Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP. Panelists include:
As CBA President this year, my focus is on civics, civility, and collegiality. Pro bono work is an essential part of each of these three C’s. Pro bono encourages lawyers to give back to our community and promotes civics, whether through volunteering with a civic- education nonprofit or protecting the right to vote. Pro
bono also promotes civility and collegiality within our profession by bringing us together around a common cause: equal access to justice for all.
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CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION AND CHICAGO BAR FOUNDATION MARK PRO BONOWEEK WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE Celebrating The Power of Pro Bono Runs October 22-26
By Sally Daly Public Affairs Director
I ncreasing voter access and exploring the hidden impact of evictions on families and neighborhoods will be among the topics of important social justice conversation as the Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Foun- dation mark Pro Bono Week 2018. The annual event, which began in Chicago in 2005 and has now become a national observance, will take place Oct. 22–26 with programming designed to recognize and raise awareness of pro bono work and also encourage Chicago- area lawyers to engage in pro bono efforts to make the justice system more acces- sible for all. The events planned for the week are based upon the theme “The Power of Pro Bono.” As part of the week’s events, the CBA
survivors, I know first-hand that the commitment of pro bono legal profes- sionals can make a life-changing impact on our clients and our communities,” said Duval. “The need for legal help far outweighs the capacity of the existing legal aid system and those who do pro bono work are an integral part of ensur- ing access to justice for people in need.” “No matter where you are in your profession, from law student to seasoned veteran, there are many ways for you to get involved and resources to help you connect with the kind of pro bono opportunities that are right for you, or to deepen and broaden your connection to those organizations with which you are already involved,” addedWeathersby.
and CBF will sponsor one of Chicago’s largest pro bono and community service fairs on Oct. 25. Lawyers attending the fair will be able to meet with representa- tives from more than 40 legal aid, pro bono, community service and mentor- ing organizations to learn how they can provide the type of pro bono service that best meets their interests. Margaret Duval of the Domestic Vio- lence Legal Clinic and Greta G. Weath- ersby of WEC Energy Group Inc. are serving as Co-Chairs for Pro BonoWeek 2018 and are encouraging attorneys to connect with pro bono opportunities during this important week for the legal community. “Leading an organization that sup- ports the legal needs of domestic violence
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The lineup for Pro Bono Week 2018 includes the following:
Monday, October 22– Voting Access Chicago. This event will encourage volunteer participation on Election Day (Nov. 6) to help ensure that Chicago polling places are accessible to voters with disabilities as well as older adults. The session will be presented by representatives from Equip for Equality, a non-partisan initiative that works to ensure voter accessibility. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court. Tuesday, October 23– Justice: An Evening of Stories and Community. This unique “story slam” will feature shared stories and conversation related to the theme of justice. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Revolution Brewing, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. Wednesday, October 24– Addressing the Hidden Impact of Evictions. A discussion built around Matthew Desmond’s book“Evicted,”which explores the far- reaching consequences of an eviction and how the process negatively affects families and can lead to neighborhood destabilization. Chicago legal advocates will discuss efforts underway to address the problems associated with eviction. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Ropes & Gray LLP, 191W. Wacker. Friday, October 26– Breakfast with Judges. Members of the judiciary will provide their perspective on pro bono work. Opening remarks will be followed by roundtable discussions led by members of the federal and state judiciary. From 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Holland & Knight LLP, 131 S. Dearborn. The events are all complimentary and are open to Chicago-area law students, attorneys, and other legal professionals. To learn more or to register for an event, go to www.chicagobarfoundation.org/probonoweek. Thursday, October 25– 25th Annual Pro Bono and Community Service Fair. From5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & FlomLLP, 155 N.Wacker.
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19TH ANNUAL STEVENS AWARDS LUNCHEON HELD ON SEPTEMBER 27 Celebrating the Best of the Best
By Judge E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. Editorial Board Member F or the 19th year, the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foun- dation honored a select group of lawyers and judges with the Justice John Paul Stevens Award. As President Steven Elrod noted, each honoree possesses Justice Stevens-like qualities of compassion, good manners, and “off the field activities” by performing or participating in works of public service. Here are this year’s recipients: Laurel G. Bellows, of Bellows Law Group, has served as president of the American Bar Association (2012-13) and the second woman president of the Chicago Bar Association (1991-92), and is an outspoken advocate in the fight to end human trafficking. In a personal statement in the program, Bellows wrote that the practice of law and her life “are intertwined,” in ways that allow her to “help others in crisis,” as well as “take small steps to change the world each day.” Carole A. Brook, retired Executive Director of the Federal Defender Program, has been a board member of CeaseFire Illinois, Friends of Northside College Prep., and a member of the Hawthorne
Scholastic Academy Local School Council, and is widely respected for her writings on the criminal justice system. KevinDurkin, of Clifford LawOffices, served as President of the CBA in 2006- 2007. Among other activities, he coaches, sponsors, and promotes girls’ softball. Durkin told the attendees that he sat next to Justice Stevens at a dinner and was some- what intimidated until the conversation turned to baseball. Stevens, an inveterate, long suffering Cubs fan, told about his witnessing the Cubs game in 1932 when Babe Ruth pointed to the outfield and then proceeded to hit a home run. John Gallo , formerly of Sidley Austin LLP, heads the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (LAF). He was outside trial counsel to the Judicial Inquiry Board (JIB). In his remarks he emphasized the importance of legal aid lawyers and volunteers in making equal justice under law a reality and not just a promise. Terri L. Mascherin, of Jenner and Block, served as president of the CBA in 2010-2011. She volunteers for a wide range of service providers, including the Anti-Defamation League to the Duke University Leadership Counsel (Women’s Impact Network) to Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.
Justice P. Scott Neville, Jr. serves on the Illinois Supreme Court. In 1999 Justice Neville received the prestigious Vanguard Award from the CBA and a Presidential Award from the ISBA. In his comments, Justice Neville focused on the equal pro- tection clause of the Constitution that “no person be unseen or unheard.” Justice Jesse G. Reyes, of the Illinois Appellate Court, has a distinguished career in his role on the judiciary. He has volun- teered for and participated in numerous positions. He is President of the Diversity Scholarship. He stressed the importance of civility and courtesy in the true tradition of Justice Stevens. Justice Mary Kay Rochford, of the Illi- nois Appellate Court, has been in service as a member of the judiciary for 27 years. In her comments she stressed the importance of access to justice and thanked public interest lawyers for being the bedrock of our profession. Christina M. Tchen, of Buckley Sandler’s Chicago office, has served as an Assistant to President Obama and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. She expressed concern that our nation’s ideals are under threat and implored attorneys to stand up and be guardians of the gates of justice.
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Discounted Parking Available Near CBA Building CBA members can park for just $12 at the 75 W. Harrison parking garage (enter off Harrison, between Clark and Federal Streets) Monday through Friday for up to 12 hours (enter anytime but must be out by midnight). Just a 6 minute walk fromthe CBABuilding, 321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago.The garage is fully heatedwith covered parking and valet service. To receive the discounted rate, enter at 75. W Harrison and push the button at the entry sta- tion. You will receive 3 tickets (one to validate at the CBA for discounted rate, two for the valet attendants). Be sure to take your parking ticket with you for validation in the CBABuilding lobby. Ticket must be validated at the CBA to receive the discounted rate! Upon returning to the garage, hand your valet ticket to the attendant to retrieve your vehicle then insert your validated parking ticket into the pay station. Paywith cash or any major credit card. The pay station will re- turn your paid ticket to you. Once the attendant retrieves your vehicle, insert your paid ticket into the exit station to lift the gate and exit. Monthly parking also available for $250 per monthincluding24/7accesswithinandoutpriv- ileges. For more info, visit www.75wharrison. com/cbaparking or call 312/494-9135 2019 ATTORNEYS DIARY NOW ON SALE IN CBA BOOKSTORE The 2019 edition of the CBA’s hard copy leather bound attorneys diary is now on sale in the CBA Bookstore for $23.51 (member price includes tax). A Diary Order Form is included in this issue. The bookstore is openMonday-Friday from9:00 am-4:30 pm. Copies may also be ordered and mailed out for an additional $7.95. Call 312/554-2130 for more information.
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As part of a large family of immigrants and a first generation college graduate in my family, I am fortunate that my parents encouraged my independence and my desire to pursue a legal education and career. I feel strongly that I have
an obligation and the honor to be able to give back through supporting those who are not as fortunate and do not have the same access to justice as many corporate clients. It is a true privilege.
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The Chicago Bar Association & The Chicago Bar Foundation 2018 Pro Bono Week Oct 22-26 chicagobarfoundation.org/probonoweek
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Committees The Chicago Bar Association and Young Lawyers Section
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No other legal profession puts you in touch with so many attorneys and judges who live and practice in the Chicago area. Whether you are looking for a new position, a new client or expert advice in a specific legal area, you’ll find it through the CBA committee network. Join one of 130 legal specific committees today - no extra fee required.
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83 CBA Members Celebrate 50-Year Milestone
By Sharon Nolan CBA Marketing Director T he Chicago Bar Association congrat- ulates the following 83 members on achieving the 50 year membership milestone. Their contributions to the law and personal achievements over the last five decades were celebrated at a special luncheon on October 19.
On behalf of the Association, please accept our gratitude for your allegiance and commitment to the profession and to The Chicago Bar Association. Your many years of membership are an example to all of us who followed you into membership sometime after 1967. Congratulations and thank you for your outstanding service.
For more information on the l u n c h e o n , p l e a s e c o n t a c t Member ship Di rec tor Karen Stanton at 312/554-2131 or email@example.com
Congratulations to our 50-year members: Sherwin D. Abrams Stanley J. Adelman
Gary H. Rieman Herbert B. Rosenberg Stephen P. Sandler David B. Schappi Theodore A. Sinars Jerry D. Sparks James G. Staples Sara E. Sumner Michael B. Susman Stephen P. Thomas Michael O. Warnecke ArnoldWeinberg Friedrich Weinkopf Edward A. Williams James H. Williams Allan A. Wulfstat John J. Zimmermann
Terrell J. Isselhard Edward T. Joyce Allen E. Kanter Herbert A. Kessel John K. Kneafsey Michael D. Leroy Robert M. Levin William J. Linklater Bruce David Locher Ronald John Loris Warren Lupel Todd C. Lyster Arthur M. Martin Ronald A. Mayer Stephen M. Merrick Michael D. Miselman David N. Missner Gregory E. Norwell Chester M. Przybylo David R. Quade Arthur Raphael Richard J. Rappaport
Stephen N. Engberg Terry L. Engel Jerald P. Esrick Roger G. Fein Arnold M. Flank Ronald L. Futterman John R. Garofalo Kenneth Y. Geman John J. George Donald L. Gimbel Robert H. Glorch Allen Steven Goldberg Barry L. Gordon Joel L. Greenblatt Joel A. Haber Philip Hablutzel Sophia H. Hall Alan H. Hammerman Elsie G. Holzwarth Emery J. Homor
Mitchell F. Asher Harvey J. Barnett Robert M. Berger Donald T. Bertucci Paul P. Biebel Edmund P. Boland Melvin R. Bramson Robert I. Briskman L. Edward Bryant MalcolmW. Burnett Francis J. Carey Charles W. Connors John E. Corkery
George M. Covington Robert Allan Creamer Joseph M. Crispino Thomas J. Cunningham Stewart H. Diamond Patrick Thomas Driscoll Morris G. Dyner
Jeffrey W. Horwitz R. Thomas Howell
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CLE & MEMBER NEWS Free Committee Meeting Webcasts–Earn Free MCLE Credit Without Leaving Your Office or Home!
The CBA is your local spot for MCLE
D id you know you can earn free IL MCLE credit by attending CBA and YLS committee meetings in person? Now you can also do so without leaving your office or home through our live committee meeting webcasts. Over 120 committees meet on a monthly basis at the CBA during the noon hour and all committee meetings are free! Approximately 40 meetings/month are currently being webcast with more to come. Members may attend anymeeting they choose-you do not have to be on a committee roster to attend its meetings. Detailed committee speaker, topic, MCLE credit andwebcast information can found at www.chicagobar.org under Commit- tees, Upcoming Meetings. It can also be found on the weekly eBulletin which is emailed every Thursday to all members who have given us their email address. If you are not receiving the ebulletin, please send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org or update your proile at www.chicagobar.org. Dues Assistance Available R educed dues are available for unemployed members and those with financial hardships. Call 312/554-2131 or see the dues hardship application format www.chicagobar.org. For dues installment plan, call 312/554-2020. T he Chicago Bar Association has partneredwithNational Purchasing Partners (NPP) to offer members discount pricing on a variety of products. This program is free with no obligation to purchase. A few offerings include Best
To view live committee meeting web- casts, go to www.chicagobar.org, Com- mittees, UpcomingMeetings and click on the committee meeting webcast link to begin the meeting. You must access the meeting online by the start time in order to view the livemeeting. At themeeting’s completion, an attendance verification question will appear on your screen. The amount of Illinois MCLE credit available for a committee meeting is determined after the meeting based on the presenta- tion length (most meetings qualify for about 1 hour of credit). Your MCLE credit for attending the meeting will appear on our online MCLE Credit Tracker approxi- mately 10 business days after themeeting. Archived committee meetings webcasts can be accessed by visiting the Commit- tee Pages. Select the committee you are interested in and then click “Events” on their homepage to see all related commit- tee meetings and seminars. Please note, archived committee meeting webcasts are not eligible for MCLE Credit.
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Enhance Your Resume, Expand Your Contacts, Make New Friends B y gettingmore involved in the CBA, you can raise your profile in Chicago’s legal community andmeet other lawyers whose paths you may have never crossed. Even a small time commitment can reap big rewards. These are just a few examples of speaking, networking, leadership and other opportunities available through your CBA mem- bership. –Speak at a seminar, committee meeting or community event –Write an article for the CBA Record –Become a legislative liaison –Evaluate judges through the CBA's Judicial Evaluation Committee –Volunteer for a pro bono project –Help out at a YLS community out- reach project –Do something fun...play in the CBA Symphony, sing in the CBA Chorus, perform in Christmas Spirits (the CBAholiday show), or help produce a legal cable TV show For more information on these opportunities or to learn how to become more involved in the CBA, contact Karen Stanton, CBA Mem- bership Director at 312/554-2131 or email@example.com.
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