Make Your Voice Heard: Legislative Advocacy for Young Lawyers (9/30/20)

The organized bar has advocacy platforms to effectuate meaningful change. At this program, you will learn about how you can be heard on matters impacting your practice and the broader justice system. The Chicago Bar Association’s legislative program reviews and analyzes over 1000 bills during each session of the Illinois General Assembly, and the advocacy work of The Chicago Bar Foundation is aimed at increasing access to justice. Program speakers will explain how you can get directly involved in the CBA and CBF’s legislative initiatives, or simply stay informed and provide important feedback. You will also learn about advocacy opportunities at the national level in the American Bar Association through its Young Lawyers Division. This program is brought to you by the CBA YLS Racial Justice Coalition, formed with the purpose of collaborating with leading forces in the Chicagoland legal community and beyond to take action against racial injustice through service programs, educational events, and community engagement.

Martin Gould, Member Service Manager for the Young Lawyers Section of the CBA

Tara Goodwin, Chair, CBA Legislative Committee
Noah Graf, Vice-Chair, CBA Legislative Committee 
Barb Sereda, Co-Chair and Legislative Liaison, CBA Adoption Law Legislative Subcommittee; Past Chair, CBA Adoption Law Committee; Member, CBA Legislative Committee.” 
Larry Suffredin, CBA Legislative Counsel
Angela Inzano, Director of Advocacy and Engagement, The Chicago Bar Foundation (Moderator)
Mathew Kerbis, ABA YLD Liaison to the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Council

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Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 


Make Your Voice Heard Sept 2020
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Open to view video. UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS (as of 2/1/20) To receive MCLE Credit for this program, you must: 1. Close the video window after you have completed the program, 2. Click on "Claim MCLE Credit," and 3. Click on the yellow "View/Claim Credit" box. You will need to provide your ARDC number to view/download/print your MCLE certificate. We would also appreciate your completing a program evaluation in the “Evaluation” section.
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Up to 0.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
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Up to 0.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 0.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available