CBA Record Sept-Oct 2019
2019 Pro Bono Week Oct 21-25 Connecting with Communities The Chicago Bar Association & The Chicago Bar Foundation’s
Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Youth-Centered Simulation Monday, October 21 2:30-4:30 pm Baker McKenzie LLP Justice: An Evening of Stories and Community Tuesday, October 22 6:00-8:00 pm Revolution Brewing 26th Annual Pro Bono and Community Service Fair Wednesday, October 23 5:00-7:00 pm Community Lawyering and Pro Bono Service Thursday, October 24 8:30-10:00 am The Chicago Bar Association Immigration 101: What’s Going On and How Can I Help? Friday, October 25 12:00-2:00 pm Location TBD Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Youth involved in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems must confront many different institutions which often don’t coordinate or communicate with each other. Through this experiential learning simulation, you will explore what it’s like to be a young person involved with the justice system and how community lawyering and pro bono can make a difference. 1.75 hours of PR CLE subject to approval. Join your Chicago legal community colleagues to learn and celebrate during an evening of justice-themed stories told by audience volunteers. Interested in telling a story? Come prepared with a five-minute story to share with the audience and you will be entered in a raffle drawing for a prize. Storytellers and listeners alike are encouraged to attend! Presented by the CBA Young Lawyers Section, co-sponsored by the CBF and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Over 40 of Chicago’s legal aid, pro bono, community service, and mentoring organizations will gather to meet with members of the legal community. Hear directly from legal aid and pro bono attorneys about how you can make a difference. There’s an opportunity available to fit everyone’s schedule, interests, skills, and goals! Community lawyers work collaboratively in the communities they serve to better understand legal needs and deliver accessible and impactful legal services. How can pro bono lawyers join and support this growing movement? Hear from lawyers who have worked to build community- centered programs and practices and learn how you can support these efforts. 1 hour of CLE credit subject to approval. Immigration law and practice are changing so quickly it can be challenging to keep up with the latest updates. Hear from the experts about the current landscape, both nationally and in Illinois, and learn more about how you can get involved as a pro bono attorney. 1.5 hours of CLE credit subject to approval.
Hon. Nichole C. Patton Circuit Court of Cook County
Katherine W. Shank Legal Aid Chicago
Lawyers, law students, and other legal professionals from all backgrounds are welcome. All events are complimentary and open to the legal community.
Learn more and register: chicagobarfoundation.org/probonoweek
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