The Bar News

Statewide Calendar of Bar Events

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December 2 (Thursday, 6 pm) Oak Brook

West Suburban Bar Association. A Holiday Party celebrating the life of WSBA Past President, Hon. Charles R. Winkler. Hors d'oeuvres and buffet. RSVP to is required. The Clubhouse, 298 OakBrook Center. More info at West Suburban Bar Association website.

December 2 (Thursday, 7-9:00 pm) Virtual

Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. Virtual Ladies' Night In: Holiday Edition. More info at Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. website.

December 3 (Friday, 5:30 pm) Chicago

Workers’ Comp. Lawyers Assn. Holiday Party. The Shedd Aquarium - 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago. Info on Workers’ Comp. Lawyers Assn. website

December 3 (Friday, 7 pm-midnight) St. Louis

St. Clair County Bar Association. Annual Christmas Dinner. Four Seasons Hotel, 999 North Second St., St. Louis. Info on St. Clair County Bar Association website.

December 8 (Wednesday, 5:30-9 pm) Naperville

DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, DuPage Justinian Society of Lawyers, and DuPage County Bar Association. 2021 Grand Holiday Gala. Hotel Arista, 2139 City Gate Ln., Naperville. Info on DuPage County Bar Association website.  

December 9 (Thursday, 5-6:00 pm) Virtual

Women's Bar Association of Illinois. 2021 Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Awards Reception- Exceeding The Vision. Information available on Women's Bar Association of Illinois website

December 9-11 (Thursday-Saturday) Virtual 

Ill. State Bar Assn. Midyear Meeting and Ill. Judges Assn. The 2021 Midyear Meeting has moved to a virtual event. Info ISBA website or 800-252-8908.

December 15 (Wednesday, 5-9 pm) Romeoville

Will County Bar Association. WCBA Christmas Party. Mistwood Golf Club, 1700 W. Renwick Rd., Romeoville. Community Service Award presentation is at 6 pm. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy donation for Toys for Tots. RSVP by December 3. Info available on the Will County Bar Association website.

December 16 (Thursday, 7:30 am) Winfield

DuPage Bar Foundation. Holiday Breakfast Fundraiser. Cooper's Corner, 27W150 Roosevelt Rd., Winfield. Info on DuPage County Bar Association website.  

December 21 (Tuesday, Noon) Virtual

LaSalle County Bar Association. Meeting. Via Zoom. Info on LaSalle County Bar Association website.



February 24 (Thursday, 5:00 pm) Location TBA

Decalogue Society of Lawyers. Judicial Reception. Info will be available in late December at the Decalogue Society of Lawyers website


April 13-21 (Wednesday-Thursday) Italy

ISBA President’s Trip with Dennis and Cathy Orsey. Info on ISBA website. 

April 22 (Friday, 5:30-10 pm) Chicago

Intellectual Property Bar Association of Chicago. 126th Annual Judges’ Dinner. Mid-America Club, 200 E. Randolph St. Info available online


May 12-16 (Thursday-Monday) California

ISBA President's Trip with Anna Krolikowska and her husband, Eric Hanis. Info on ISBA website

May 20 (Friday) Chicago

Illinois Bar Foundation. Black-tie Gala, honoring Tim Eaton of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister. Four Seasons Hotel. Info on Illinois Bar Foundation website.