The Bar News

Statewide Calendar of Bar Events

Submit listings for the Statewide Bar Calendar to Jean Fenski at jfenski@isba.org

2019

September

September 19 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.

September 19 (Thursday, 3-4:30 pm) Chicago

U.S. Dist. Ct. Northern Dist. of Ill. celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Federal Courts in Illinois is hosting “Reflections from the Bench at the Court at the Heart of America: Judicial Interview Series,” featuring Judge Charles P. Kocoras; Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, Ceremonial Courtroom 2525, 219 S Dearborn St; reception to follow, info at ILND website.

September 19 (Thursday, 5 pm) Elburn

Kane Co. Bar Assn. Steer Roast; Elburn Lions Club, 500 Filmore St; info at KCBA events.

September 19 (Thursday, 5-8 pm) Chicago

Ill. Trial Lawyers Assn. Cook County Judicial & Legislative Night; Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd; reservations & info ITLA website

September 19 (Thursday, 5:30-8 pm) Swansea

St. Clair Co. Bar Assn. Kick-Off Meeting; Fletcher's Kitchen & Tap, 1524 Clinton Hills Pkwy; food and drinks (2 drink tickets) at a cost of $25/pp, RSVP by 9/16, to SCCBA, PO Box 300, Belleville, IL  62222.

September 19 (Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm) Naperville

DuPage Co. Bar Assn. DCBA Unwind; Santo Cielo, 123 Water St, Ste 509; info at DCBA website

September 20 (Friday, 9 am-3 pm) Chicago

Hispanic Lawyers Assn. of Ill. Golf Outing; Harborside International Golf Club, 11001 S Doty Ave East; reservations & info at HLAI website

September 24 (Tuesday, 5:30-8 pm) Chicago

Decalogue Society of Lawyers & Cook Co. Bar Assn. Joint Member Social; Cactus Bar & Grill, 404 S Wells; bar will run individual tabs.

September 24 (Tuesday, 6-9 pm) Glenview

North Suburban Bar Assn. Installation & Recognition Dinner, Judge James P. Flannery Jr. will receive the Sanford Blustin Award; North Shore Country Club, 1340 Glenview Rd; tickets & info at NSBA website.

September 25 (Wednesday, 5-7 pm) Chicago

Ill. Judges Foundation Annual Reception; ISBA Chicago Regional Ofc., 20 S Clark St 9th Fl; tickets & info at IJA website

September 27 (Friday, 5:30-10 pm) St. Louis, MO

Ill. Trial Lawyers Assn. Southern Illinois Judicial & Legislative Night; Busch Stadium, 700 Clark St; registration & info at ITLA website

September 28 (Saturday, 7-9 am) Peoria Heights

Peoria Co. Bar Assn. Strides for Justice – 5K race/1 mi. walk to support Prairie State Legal Services; participants meet at Tower Park; info at Strides for Justice.  

October

October 1 (Tuesday, 5:15 pm) Chicago

Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago Red Mass & Reception; Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N State St; reception following Red Mass, tickets & info at CLGC website

October 3 (Thursday, 6 pm) Homewood

Cook Co. Bar Assn. South Suburban Membership & Networking Reception; La Banque Hotel, 2034 Ridge Rd; RSVP to lyoung@cookcountybar.org or 312-630-1157 ext. 23.

October 10 (Thursday, 5:30 pm) Joliet

Will Co. Bar Assn. Gala; Renaissance Center of Joliet, 214 N Ottawa St; $50/pp $85/couple by Sept. 13, after Sept. 13, $60/pp $100/couple, send checks to WCBA, 167 N Ottawa St, Ste 101, Joliet IL 60432, for info email info@willcountybar.org.

October 10 (Thursday, 1:30 pm) Woodridge

West Suburban Bar Assn. Golf Outing; Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Dr; $125/per golfer, info at WSBA website

October 11 (Friday, 7:45 am) Belleville

St. Clair Co. Bar Assn. Red Mass; Cathedral of St. Peter, 200 W Harrison; info@stclairbar.com or 618-277-8919.

October 11 (Friday, 6:30 pm) Chicago

Korean Am. Bar Assn. of Chicago Annual Banquet; Kimpton Hotel Allegro, 171 W Randolph; tickets by 9/23/19 $125/pp, government/$100, students/$60, after 9/23/19 $150/pp, government/$125, students/$85, RSVP & pay in person contact Eric Choi at echoi@nge.com.

October 12 (Saturday, 10 am-1 pm) Geneva

Ill. State Bar Assn. YLD Day at the Orchard; Windy Acres Farm, 37w446 Fabyan Pkwy; bring family and friends, tickets and info at the ISBA website.

October 14 (Monday, 6-8 pm) Oak Brook

West Suburban Bar Assn. Meeting; The Clubhouse, 298 Oakbrook Center; RSVP to Vicki Thiesse at 708-338-2662 info WSBA website.

October 15 (Tuesday, 11:30 am-1 pm) Champaign

E. Central Ill. Women Attys. Assn. Meeting; Biaggi’s, 2235 S Neil St; please RSVP to Elisabeth_Pollock@fd.org by noon 10/14.

October 15 (Tuesday, noon) Ottawa

LaSalle Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; JJ’s Pub, 104 W Main St; LCBA http://lasallecountybar.org/.

October 15 (Tuesday, 5-7 pm) Chicago

Alliance of Ill. Judges Annual National Coming Out Day Reception; Plymouth Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, 327 S Plymouth Ct; tickets $50/pp & info at AIJ Reception

October 16 (Wednesday, 11:30 am-2 pm) Chicago

Women’s Bar Assn. of Ill., Black Women Lawyers’ Assn., ISBA’s Women and the Law Com. & CBA’s Alliance for Women 100th Anniversary Women's Right to Vote Luncheon, keynote speaker Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer; Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd; tickets $100/pp, registration at WBAI website

October 16 (Wednesday, 12-1 pm) Chicago

Arab Am. Bar Assn. of Ill. Meeting; McAndrews Held & Malloy at 500 W Madison St Fl 35; RSVP to arabbarrsvp@live.com.

October 16 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Assn. Social Hour; Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave; info http://www.southsuburbanbar.org/.

October 17 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.

October 17 (Thursday, 5:30-9 pm) Chicago

Advocates Society Judges Night; Polish Museum of America, 984 N Milwaukee Ave; tickets & info http://advocatesociety.com/. 

October 17 (Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm) Wheaton

DuPage Co. Bar Assn. DCBA Unwind and Judicial Recognition; Il Sogno Ristorante,100 N Hale St; info at DCBA website

October 17 (Thursday, 6-8 pm) Chicago

South Asian Bar Assn. of Chicago & other local assns. present the LGBT Asian American/South Asian Networking Reception; Baker & McKenzie LLP, 300 E Randolph St Ste 5000; RSVP & info at SABAChicago website.

October 17 (Thursday, 6 pm) Elmwood Park

West Suburban Bar Assn.  Judge’s Night; Elmcrest Banquets, 7370 Grand Ave; tickets & info at WSBA website

October 18 (Friday, 6 pm) Chicago

Chicago Bar Assn. Barristers Big Band Concert; Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S State St; free, info at CBA website.

October 18 (Friday, 6:30-11 pm) Chicago

Ill. Bar Foundation Gala honoring Robert A. Clifford (annual black tie fundraiser to benefit IBF programs); Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E Delaware Place; tickets & info at IBF Gala.

October 23 (Wednesday, 6-8 pm) Skokie

North Suburban Bar Assn. Meeting; Maggiano’s, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Ctr; info NSBA website.

October 24 (Thursday, 6 pm) Chicago

Women's Crim. Defense Bar Assn. Fall Fundraiser; LuxBar,18 E Bellevue Place; tickets & info email wcdba2010@gmail.com or WCDBA website

November

November 2 (Saturday, 6-11:30 pm) Chicago

Hellenic Bar Assn. of Ill. Foundation Annual Scholarship Ball; Fairmont Chicago Hotel, 200 N Columbus Dr; RSVP & info at HBA website

November 7 (Thursday, 5-8 pm) Chicago

Workers’ Comp. Lawyers Assn. Nomination Meeting; Latinicity, 108 N State St; registration & info at WCLA website

November 14 (Thursday, 5:30-8:30 pm) Chicago

Ill. Lawyers’ Assistance Program Annual Dinner; Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd; tickets & info at https://illinoislap.org/ or email jduerno@illinoislap.org.

November 16 (Saturday, 6-11 pm) Chicago

South Asian Bar Assn. of Chicago Gala, Foundation Benefit & Board Installation Ceremony; Ignite Glass Studio, 401 N Armour St; tickets & info at the SABAChicago website.

November 18 (Monday, 6-8 pm) Oak Brook

West Suburban Bar Assn. Meeting; The Clubhouse, 298 Oakbrook Center; RSVP to Vicki Thiesse at 708-338-2662 info WSBA website

November 20 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Assn. Social Hour; Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave; info http://www.southsuburbanbar.org/.

November 21 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info at KCBA events.

November 21 (Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm) Roselle

DuPage Co. Bar Assn. DCBA Unwind; Lynfred Winery, 15 S Roselle Rd; info at DCBA website

November 26 (Tuesday, 6-8 pm) Skokie

North Suburban Bar Assn. Meeting; Maggiano’s, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Ctr; info NSBA website.  

December

December 3 (Tuesday, 5 pm) Chicago

The Diversity Scholarship Foundation & The John Marshall Law School Unity Award Dinner; Chicago Hilton, Grand Ballroom, 720 S Michigan Ave; tickets & info at http://diversitychicago.org/.

December 4 (Wednesday, 6 pm) Oak Brook

West Suburban Bar Assn. Holiday Party; The Clubhouse, 298 Oakbrook Center; reservations & info at WSBA website.  

December 4 (Wednesday, 11:30 am-1:30 pm) Chicago

Public Interest Law Initiative Annual Awards Luncheon; Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe St; info at PILI website

December 5-7 (Thursday-Saturday) Rosemont

Ill. State Bar Assn. Midyear Meeting and Ill. Judges Assn. Convention; Westin O’Hare, 6100 N River Rd; info ISBA https://www.isba.org or 800-252-8908.

December 6 (Friday, 5 pm) Waukegan

Lake Co. Bar Assn. Holiday Party; LCBA, 300 Grand Ave, Ste A; reservations & info LCBA website

December 6 (Friday, 5:30-11 pm) Chicago

Workers’ Comp. Lawyers Assn. Holiday Party; The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave; tickets & info at WCLA website

December 12 (Thursday, 5-8 pm) Chicago

Workers’ Comp. Lawyers Assn. Election of WCLA Officers & Board of Directors; Latinicity, 108 N State St; registration & info at WCLA website

December 12 (Thursday, 6-10 pm) Lombard

DuPage Co. Bar Assn., DuPage Assn. of Women Lawyers & DuPage Justinian Society joint Holiday Party; Harry Caray’s Lombard, 70 Yorktown Center;  registration & info DCBA website

December 13 (Friday, 6-9 pm) Chicago

Ill. State Bar Assn. YLD Holiday Party; Monty’s Tap, 600 W Chicago Ave; tickets & info at the ISBA website.

December 17 (Tuesday, noon) Ottawa

LaSalle Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; JJ’s Pub, 104 W Main St; LCBA http://lasallecountybar.org/.

December 18 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Assn. Social Hour; Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave; info http://www.southsuburbanbar.org/.

December 19 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.


2020

January

January 16 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.

February

February 12-17 (Wednesday-Monday) Austin, TX

American Bar Assn. Midyear Meeting; ABA website.

February 20 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.

February 26-29 (Wednesday-Saturday) Chicago

ABA TECHSHOW; Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Upper Wacker Dr; info at TechShow website.  

March

March 5 (Thursday, 5-8 pm) Chicago

Women’s Bar Assn. of Ill. Judicial Reception; Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St; tickets & info at WBAI website

March 19 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.

April

April 16 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.

May

May 21 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.

June

June 11 (Thursday, 5-7:30 pm) Chicago

Women’s Bar Assn. of Ill. Annual Installation Dinner; Chicago Hilton, 720 S Michigan Ave; reservations & info www.wbaillinois.org.

June 17 (Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 pm) Chicago

Public Interest Law Initiative Annual Pro Bono Reception; Ivy Room at Tree Studios, 12 E Ohio St; info at PILI website

June 18-20 (Thursday-Saturday) St. Louis, MO

Ill. State Bar Assn. Annual Meeting; Hyatt at the Arch; ISBA www.isba.org or 800-252-8908.

June 18 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.

July

July 16 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.

July 29-August 4 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Chicago

American Bar Assn. Annual Meeting; ABA website

August

August 20 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.

September

September 17 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.

October

October 15 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; KCBA events.

November

November 19 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.

December

December 10-12 (Thursday-Saturday) Chicago

Ill. State Bar Assn. Midyear Meeting and Ill. Judges Assn. Convention; JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W Adams St; info at ISBA website or 800-252-8908.

December 17 (Thursday, noon) Kankakee

Kankakee Co. Bar Assn. Meeting; PNC Bank, Basement Conference Rm, 1 Dearborn Sq; info KCBA events.


2021

February

February 17-22 (Wednesday-Monday) Chicago

American Bar Assn. Midyear Meeting; ABA website.

August

August 4-10 (Wednesday-Tuesday) Toronto, ON

American Bar Assn. Annual Meeting; ABA website

December

December 9-11 (Thursday-Saturday) Chicago

Ill. State Bar Assn. Midyear Meeting and Ill. Judges Assn. Convention; JW Marriott, 151 W Adams St; info ISBA website or 800-252-8908.