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    Diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) efforts have never been universally accepted within the legal profession. Nevertheless, slow but steady progress was being made. Please join the Chicago Bar Association for a candid discussion about the impact of the SFFA cases and what’s next for DEI efforts in the legal profession. (HYBRID SEMINAR)

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    Whether you are thinking about changing practice areas, sectors, size of workplace, or your legal career altogether, during this hour you’ll hear from attorneys who have done just that.

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    The American Arbitration Association – International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR), in support of and as part of the CBA D.I.C.E. Initiative (Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, Equity & Engagement), would like to help CBA members learn about social justice focused organizations and how they use ADR to effect change in this second annual program.

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    Join the YLS to learn how to adequately prepare for your first courtroom appearance beforehand, what to say, and how to act when you are in court. Speakers will provide tips on navigating both state and federal courtrooms.

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    The CBA Civic Committee, DICE Committee and Public Affairs Committee are pleased to welcome Mary Richardson-Lowry, the first African American woman to be appointed Corporation Counsel to the City of Chicago.

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    This program will provide a historical overview of the legal landscape both pre and post Roe v. Wade. Panelists will discuss the long-term, systematic dismantling of Roe which presaged the eventual decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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    The seminar will be focused on how attorneys can market and develop books of business. The topic is not an item that is ever really discussed in law school; however, the importance of business development is well-understood and bringing in new business sustains a firm. The speakers will discuss how they have developed their books of business in differing fields and types of law firms.

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    Join us to hear from experts and lawyers who help shape leadership workshops that can help in your career progression from newer lawyer to mid-level manager to firm or company leader.

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    Attend this seminar to learn more about this process, including the type of legislation that is typically proposed, how to gage its impact on your practice area, and how to present proposed legislation for review to the CBA’s Legislative Committee.

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    Seminar will provide an in-depth discussion on why physical and mental health are important to attorney wellness and give practical suggestions participants can use to begin caring for those areas immediately.

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    Join us for a seminar led by Professor Steven D. Schwinn, Constitutional Law Professor at UIC Law, to explore the different ways that the Constitution impacts our democracy.

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    This course is a practical, interactive seminar focused on how embracing a diversity mindset can lead to more successful outcomes and sustainable solutions.

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    Join us to learn about how some attorneys have dealt with student debt in their career so far and to remove the stigma that often surrounds the topic of student debt.

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    Panel discussion will include gains in gender equity in the law and new issues confronting gender equity including flexible work schedules, how to deal with macroaggressions and creative strategies to growing your DEI program.

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    The latest report in our “Own your worth” series explores why the pattern continues, how Covid-19 is reinforcing gender stereotypes, and why both women and men believe joint financial decisions are so important. Consideration of these issues can improve women’s ability to achieve better balance in life and in legal practice as they work toward their retirement.

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    Managing time is one of the core skills for successful lawyering and an enjoyable career. This is not a program on keeping to-do lists or using calendar apps or on timesheet tips or advice like “start assignments early” … all traditional and still good time management practices. Instead, we’ll venture into some more unexpected approaches.

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    The Chicago Bar Association's Racial Justice Coalition, The Muslim Bar Association, and The South Asian Bar Association invites you to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act being signed into law by learning more about the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act's history in Illinois will be discussed, along with practical applications that attendees can use to counsel their clients.

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    Join our panel of CBA Lawyer Referral Service attorneys from a variety of practice areas for tips and tricks on how to get and retain clients.

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    Join us for a virtual presentation about insurance coverage. Presenters Daniel Berkowitz, Aronberg Goldgehn, and Gavin Phelps, Phelps LLC, will discuss the basics of insurance coverage analysis and walk-through which policies apply to potential claims. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.

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    Learn about social justice focused organizations and how they use ADR to effect change in this second annual program.

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    A discussion about the key changes to the administration of pretrial justice pursuant to the Pretrial Fairness Act (PFA).

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    This session is for employers of any size who are dead set against or kind of considering letting your lawyers work partially or fully outside the office.

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    Panelists will provide advice to young lawyers about building professional networks and business development.

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    Join us for a seminar featuring members of the YLS Committee Officers. Learn or refresh your memory on the process of 2-615 and 2-619 Motions to Dismiss

  • Join Igor Fedosenko, from the ABA Retirement Funds Program, for a live seminar on financial wellness. Lunch provided! No MCLE Credit