Statewide Calendar of Bar Events

Please email Celeste Niemann to submit listings for the Statewide Bar Calendar.

2024 

May

May 1 (Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm) Springfield

Sangamon County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Lincoln-Douglas Inn of Court, Appellate Lawyers Association, Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association, & Government Bar Association. 2024 Law Day: Voices of Democracy at Maldaner’s Upstairs, 222 S. 6th Street, Springfield. Speaker: Illinois Supreme Court Justice David K. Overstreet. 11:45 a.m. registration / 12:00 p.m. lunch / 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. program. $30/per ticket. 1 hour of general MCLE Credit. For more information, visit the Sangamon County Bar Association website.

May 1 (Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm) Virtual

Illinois State Bar Association, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Illinois Bar Foundation, and ABA Free Legal Answers presents the ISBA Law Day 2024 Virtual Clinic. Free CLE at 12-12:30 p.m. (0.5 hours of Professional Responsibility MCLE credit) & training on the Free Legal Answers platform at 12:30-1:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) website.

May 1 (Wednesday, 5:00 pm) Rosemont

Northwest Suburban Bar Association. 2024 Judges' Night at Sky on Nine, 6600 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. 5:00 p.m. cocktails | 6:00 p.m. dinner. More info on the Northwest Suburban Bar Association website.

May 2 (Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm) Oakbrook

Illinois Bar Foundation. Lawyers Care Reception honoring Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, Ret. and Michael J. Scalzo at Ditka’s Oakbrook (2 Mid American Plaza, Suite 100). For tickets and more info, visit the Illinois Bar Foundation website

May 3 (Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm) Wheaton

DuPage County Bar Association. 2024 Law Day Luncheon at The Moment on Main, 122 N Main Street, Wheaton. DCBA will present the Liberty Bell Award and the DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation's Pro Bono Awards. 2024 Keynote Speaker: United States District Court of Northern District of Illinois Hon. John Kness. For more information, visit the DuPage County Bar Association website.

May 8 (Wednesday, 5:00 pm) Chicago

The Arab American Bar Association of Illinois. Judicial Reception and Installation of Officers Ceremony. Honoring the Hon. Michael B. Betar, Hon. Rouhy J. Shalabi, Hon. Mohammad A. Ahmad, Hon. Lakshmi E. Jha, and Hon. Monique N. O'Toole at Alhambra Palace (1240 West Randolph Street, Chicago) starting at 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit The Arab American Bar Association of Illinois website

May 9 (Thursday, 5:00 pm) Orland Park

Southwest Bar Association. 2024 Judges' Night at Crystal Tree Country Club, 10700 W 153rd St, Orland Park. More info on the Southwest Bar Association website.

May 15 (Wednesday, 5:30-8:30 pm) Skokie

North Suburban Bar Association. Gary Wild Memorial Dinner honoring WINGS Program, Inc. and Hellenic Legal Assistance Services (Hel.LAS), a pro bono legal aid clinic. WINGS provides housing, integrated services, education, and advocacy to end domestic violence. Dinner at Maggiano's Little Italy, 4999 Old Orchard Ctr, Skokie. More info at NSBA's website.

May 16 (Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm) Lisle

Illinois State Bar Association. Member Appreciation Reception & Annual Award Presentations at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Visit the ISBA website for more details.

May 16 (Thursday, time TBA) location TBA

DuPage County Bar Association. 2024 DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Installation of Officers and Directors. Questions: rrupp@dcba.org. More information at DuPage County Bar Association website.

May 18 (Saturday, 6:30 pm - midnight) Des Plaines

Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois. 30th Anniversary Gala at Fountain Blue Banquet & Conference Center, 2300 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines. More info on the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois website.

May 19 (Sunday, 1:00-4:00 pm) Schaumburg

Women's Bar Association of Illinois. Topgolf Networking Event at Topgolf, 2050 Progress Pkwy, Schaumburg. For questions, contact wbai@wbaillinois.org / 312-341-8530. Register on the Women's Bar Association of Illinois website.

May 22 (Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 pm) Chicago

Illinois Latino Judges' Association. 2024 ILJA's Spring Social at Chief O'Neill's Pub, 3471 N. Elston, Chicago. Tickets are $75. Purchase ILJA's Spring Social tickets.

May 22 (Wednesday, 5:00-8:30 pm) Chicago

Justinian Society of Lawyers of Illinois. Installation & Awards Dinner at RPM Events, 317 N. Clark St., Chicago. Celebrating incoming President Brian T. Monico (Hale & Monico), and Award of Excellence recipient, Patrick A. Salvi II (Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.) Further details and tickets on the Justinian Society of Lawyers of Illinois website

May 22-25 (Wednesday-Saturday) Washington, D.C.

Women's Bar Association of Illinois. Trip to Washington D.C. For further details, wbai@wbaillinois.org / 312-341-8530 or visit the Women's Bar Association of Illinois website.

May 23 (Thursday) Washington, D.C.

Women's Bar Association of Illinois. SCOTUS Swearing in Ceremony, Washington, D.C. For further details, wbai@wbaillinois.org / 312-341-8530 or visit the Women's Bar Association of Illinois website.

May 23 (Thursday, 5:00-7:00 pm) Chicago

Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago. 2024 Otaka Judicial Reception featuring the 2024 Installation Ceremony of the Asian American Judges Association of Illinois Celebrating President Justice Sanjay T. Tailor at The Chicago Bar Association: 321 S. Plymouth Court, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Register on the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago website

May 23 (Thursday, 5:30-8:30 pm) Chicago

Women's Criminal Defense Bar Association. Judicial Reception at Pompei,1531 W. Taylor St., Chicago. Sitting Judges - complimentary with RSVP; Tickets $100 (includes membership, discounts for future events, & event entry for 5/23/24). Registration and tickets for WCDBA's Judicial Reception.

June

June 3 (Monday, 5:30-8:30 pm) Chicago

Decalogue Society of Lawyers presents the 2nd Annual "All-Bar Co-Hosted Salute to Veterans in the Legal Profession" on Monday, June 3, at Soldier Field, 1410 Special Olympics Drive, Chicago. Underground parking available at Stadium North Garage. Free for Veterans (active and reservists) - military dress for Veterans encouraged. Tickets: Non-Decalogue members - $125 | Decalogue members - $100. Contact decaloguesociety@gmail.com for sponsorship inquiries. Event registration.

June 6-7 (Thursday-Friday) St. Louis, MO

Illinois State Bar Association. 2024 Annual Meeting. Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, 315 Chestnut Street, St Louis, MO. Further details to come.

June 6 (Thursday, 5:30 pm) Geneva

Kane County Bar Association. Field of Dreams 166th Annual Dinner at Kane County Cougars Stadium, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva. Contact director@kanecountybar.org for questions. More details to come on the Kane County Bar Association website.

June 11 (Tuesday, 5:30-8:30 pm) Glenview

North Suburban Bar Association. Judges' Night at North Shore Country Club, 1340 Glenview Rd, Glenview. More info at NSBA's website.

June 13 (Thursday, 1:00 pm) Worth

Southwest Bar Association. Golf Outing at Water's Edge Golf Club, 7205 W 115th Street, Worth. 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. More info on the Southwest Bar Association website.

June 13 (Thursday, 5:00 pm) Kildeer

Northwest Suburban Bar Association. Annual Installation Dinner at Concorde Banquets, 20922 N Rand Road, Kildeer. 5:00 p.m. cocktails | 6:00 p.m. dinner. More info on the Northwest Suburban Bar Association website.

June 14 (Friday, 5:30-9:30 pm) Oak Brook

DuPage County Bar Association. 2024 Presidents Ball and Installation of Officers and Directors at Hyatt Lodge, 2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook. Questions: rrupp@dcba.org. More information at DuPage County Bar Association website.

June 27 (Thursday, 11:30 am) Chicago

The Chicago Bar Association. 2024 CBA Annual Meeting at University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. For more info, visit The Chicago Bar Association website. Questions? Contact Michele Spodarek at spodarek@chicagobar.org or 312-554-2124.

June 27 (Thursday, 5:00 pm) Chicago

Women's Bar Association of Illinois. Annual Installation Dinner 2024 at the Palmer House, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago. More info will be available on the Women's Bar Association of Illinois website.

June 28 (Friday) Chicago

HLAI - Serving the Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois and HLAI Charities. Annual Golf Outing at Harborside International Golf Center, 11001 S Doty Ave East, Chicago. More info will be available on the HLAI - Serving the Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois website.

September

September 18 (Wednesday, TBD) Schaumburg

Northwest Suburban Bar Association. Annual Golf Outing at Schaumburg Golf Club, 401 N. Roselle Road. More info will be available on the Northwest Suburban Bar Association website.

September 26 (Thursday, 5:30-8:30 pm) Glenview

North Suburban Bar Association. Installation of Officers and Directors at North Shore Country Club, 1340 Glenview Rd, Glenview. More info at NSBA's website.

October

October 4 (Friday, 6:00 pm - midnight) TBA

HLAI - Serving the Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois and HLAI Charities. 2024 HLAI & HLAI Charities Black Tie Gala. More info will be available on the HLAI - Serving the Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois website.

October 17 (Thursday, 5:30 pm) Chicago

Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. 129th Annual Judge's Dinner and Symposium at The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago. More info will be available on the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago website.

November

November 2 (Saturday, 6:00 pm-midnight) Oak Brook

Northern Illinois University College of Law. NIU College of Law's 50th Anniversary Gala at Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook. Additional details and registration information will be available soon. Please contact Assistant Dean Melody Mitchell at mmitchell@niu.edu with questions. 

November 14 (Thursday, 6:00-10:00 pm) Chicago

Advocates Society. Annual Scholarship Fundraiser and Dinner. For further details, visit Advocates Society website

December

December 4 (Wednesday, 5:00-8:30 pm) Rosemont

Northwest Suburban Bar Association. Annual Holiday Party at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, 5464 N. River Road, Rosemont. More info will be available on the Northwest Suburban Bar Association website.

December 6 (Friday) Chicago

HLAI - Serving the Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois and HLAI Charities. Annual Holiday Celebration at Tunnel, 151 W Kinzie Street, Chicago. More info will be available on the HLAI - Serving the Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois website.

December 12-13 (Thursday-Saturday) Chicago

Illinois State Bar Association/Illinois Judges Association. 2024 Joint Midyear Meeting. Further details to come.

2025

February

February 27 (Thursday) Chicago

Advocates Society. Annual Installation & Award of Merit Dinner at Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Boulevard. For further details, visit Advocates Society website