CBA Record September-October 2021


play a vital role through the CCLAHD program in helping many Cook County residents find stability in the wake of the pandemic’s disruption. To hear directly from CCLAHD’s legal aid partners about the important role that volunteers can play, scan the QR code below.

to be launched later this year as part of CCLAHD. Once again, CVLS will rely on pro bono attorneys to represent home- owners in mediation and negotiate alter- natives to foreclosure. Lenders are always represented by attorneys, and homeowners should have that same opportunity. Pro bono volunteers will be trained to help homeowners save their family homes. CVLS will provide all the training and support necessary for volunteers to offer these limited scope services, and attorneys of every experience level are welcome. Call to Action The pandemic created unprecedented turmoil in our communities, impacting

landlords, tenants, debtors, creditors, and homeowners in different and challeng- ing ways. Such an unparalleled crisis has required unprecedented levels of coordina- tion to respond. CCLAHDwould not have been possible without the legal community coming together around a shared goal of helping as many people as possible who are experiencing housing and financial instability in the wake of the pandemic. Pro bono attorneys can be part of this unique collaborative effort and play an important role in helping connect Cook County residents in need with the services that can help them. Whether working with landlords or tenants, creditors or debtors, or all, pro bono attorneys will continue to

CLE & MEMBER NEWS It could be if your membership dues have not yet been paid. In accordancewith theAssociation’s By-Laws, cancellationnoticeswere sent to all members who failed to submit dues by August 31, 2021. If you received a cancellation notice, we want you back! Please take a moment to renewnow at, call 312-554- 2020, or mail your dues payment to the CBA at 321 S. Plymouth Ct, Chicago IL 60604. A dues installment plan, $50 reduced dues, and $75 retired rates are available. Email for details. Fall is on the way and the CBA is back in full swing, offering new resources to enhance your practice aswell asways to reconnect with colleagues, legal experts, and old friends. We are excited to resume Is This Your Last Issue?

in-person events and will also continue our convenient virtual educational programming, givingyouaccess to seminars, committee meetings, and legal resources anytime from anywhere. Whether you are looking for updates on court and legal developments, tips on practicing post pandemic, new trends in the legal profession, business referrals, speaking opportunities, young lawyer training and mentoring, or supporting social justice initiatives, the CBA has you covered. Your membership also supports the CBA’s important missions in serving the bench, the bar, and the public. To themanymemberswho have already renewed: Thank you!We look forward to serving you in the coming bar year.

Learn, Connect, and Grow through CBA and YLS Practice Area Committees

It’s that time of year again… All CBA and Young Lawyers Section committees are now meeting during the noon hour. Over 40 new presentations are offered every month with free Illinois MCLE credit. Virtual, in-person, and hybrid meeting options are available. Committee speakers, topics, and MCLE credit availability are

highlighted in the weekly CBA eBulletin (emailed to all members every Thursday). Members may attend any meeting, but to receive special notices from committees in your practice area, sign up at Committee meeting topics and registration can be found at

Enhance Your Resume, Expand Your Professional Contacts, Make New Friends!

By getting more involved in the CBA, you can raise your profile in Chicago’s legal community and meet other lawyers whose paths you may have never crossed. Even a small commitment can reap big rewards. These are just a few examples of speaking, networking, leadership, and other opportunities available through your CBA membership: • Speak at a seminar, committee meeting or community event. • Write an article for the CBA Record or @theBar Blog. • Helpproduce an episode of @CBAattheBAR podcast orYou and the

Law, the CBA’s legal cable TV series. • Become a legislative liaison. • Evaluate judges through the CBA’s Judicial Evaluation Committee. • Volunteer for a pro bono or volunteer project. • Join theYoung Lawyer Section’s Racial JusticeCoalitionor volunteer at a YLS public outreach event. For more information on these opportunities or to learn how to become more involved in the CBA, email membership@chicagobar. org.

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