The Bar News

Statewide Calendar of Bar Events

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June 11 (Friday, 6 pm) Virtual

Cook County Bar Association. Annual Installation and Awards Program. Info on Cook County Bar Association website

June 11 (Friday, noon - 1 pm) Waukegan

Lake County Bar Association. Memorial Service. Lake County Criminal Court Tower - Jury Assembly Room, 301 Washington St., Waukegan. Information available online

June 15 (Tuesday, Noon) Virtual

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

June 15 (Tuesday, 5-8 pm) Winfield

DuPage County Bar Association. 2021 Awards Reception. Klein Creek Golf Club, 1N333 Pleasant Hill Rd, Winfield. Information and registration available online

June 15 (Tuesday, 10-11 am) Virtual

South Asian Bar Association. Speed networking. Registration available online

June 17 (Thursday, 4-7 pm) Virtual

Women’s Bar Assn. of Ill. Annual Reception; Information available on WBAI website.

June 17 (Thursday, 4-8 pm) St. Charles

Kane County Bar Association. Spring Fling/Annual Dinner. Pottawatomie Park Large Pavilion, 8 North Ave, St. Charles. Information and registration available online

June 17 (Thursday, 11 a.m.-5:30 pm) Vernon Hills

Lake County Bar Association. 2021 Lake County Bar Association Golf Outing. White Deer Run Golf Club, 250 W. Greggs Parkway, Vernon Hills. Information and registration available online

June 17 (Thursday, noon-1 pm) Virtual 

Appellate Lawyers Association. Virtual Annual Meeting and Installation Ceremony of Scott L. Howie. Information and registration available online

June 18 (Friday) Shiloh

Saint Clair County Bar Association. Annual Meeting and Golf Tournament. Info on Saint Clair County Bar Association website.

June 18 (Friday, 10:45-11:30 am) Virtual

Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. Annual Meeting. More information and registration available online

June 22 (Tuesday, noon - 1 pm) Virtual

McHenry County Bar Association. 2021 Annual Meeting. More information available online

June 23 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Virtual

Alliance of Illinois Judges. Annual Meeting, Installation of Officers, and Pride Extravaganza. Information available on Alliance of Illinois Judges website

June 23 (Wednesday, 5:30-8:30 pm) Rockford

Winnebago County Bar Association. WCBA-WCBF Annual Meeting and Dinner. University Club of Rockford, 945 N Main St, Rockford. Information and registration available online

June 25 (Friday) Virtual

ISBA Annual Meeting. Information on ISBA website

June 29 (Tuesday, 5:30 pm) Virtual

Decalogue Society of Lawyers. Installation of Board and Officers, Judicial Reception, and presentation of Hon. Charles E. Freeman Judicial Merit Award to Justice P. Scott Neville, Jr. More information is available online.

June 30 (Wednesday, 5 pm) Glenview

North Suburban Bar Association. NSBA Judges Night. North Shore Country Club, Glenview. Information available on North Suburban Bar Association website.

June 30 (Wednesday, 3 pm) Rolling Meadows

Northwest Suburban Bar Association. Swearing In Ceremony. Rolling Meadows Courthouse (outside), 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rolling Meadows. Information available online


July 12 (Monday, 11:30 am) Lemont

Illinois Bar Foundation. Lawyers Rock Golf Classic. Cog Hill Golf Course, Lemont. Information available online

July 15 (Thursday, 5 pm) Peoria

Peoria County Bar Association. Annual Business Meeting & New Members' Reception. Obed & Isaac's, 321 NE Madison, Peoria. Information available online

July 12 (Monday, 1-9 pm) Flossmoor

South Suburban Bar Association. SSBA/SWBA 2021 Golf Outing. Idlewild Country Club, 19201 Dixie Hwy, Flossmoor. Information available online

July 22 (Thursday, 11 am - 7 pm) Elgin

Kane County Bar Association. Annual Golf Outing. Elgin Country Club, 2575 Weld Rd, Elgin. Information available online

July 22 (Thursday, 5 pm) Barrington

Northwest Suburban Bar Association. Installation Dinner. Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S Northwest Hwy, Barrington. Information available online

July 30 (Friday, noon - 6 pm) Tinley Park

Illinois Judges Foundation. Illinois Judges Foundation 2021 Golf Outing. Odyssey Golf Course, 19110 S. Ridgeland, Tinley Park, IL. More information on IJF website.



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

American Bar Assn. Annual Meeting; ABA website

August 6 (Friday, 10:30 am) Oak Brook

Workers’ Comp. Lawyers Assn. Annual Golf Outing; Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center, 3500 Midwest Rd; registration & info at WCLA Golf Outing.

August 6 (Friday, TBD) Glenview

Women's Bar Association of Illinois. WBAI Golf Outing. Glenview Park Golf Club, 800 Shermer Road, Glenview IL. More information available online.

August 7 (Saturday) Oak Brook

South Asian Bar Association Foundation. Golf Outing. Oak Brook Golf Course. 2606 York Rd, Oak Brook. Additional information to follow.

August 13 (Friday, 1 pm) Plainfield

Will County Bar Association. WCBA Golf Outing. Wedgewood Golf Course, 5001 Caton Farm Rd, Plainfield. Registration information coming soon.

August 17 (Tuesday, Noon) Virtual

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

August 20 (Friday, Noon) Chicago

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Golf outing. Harborside International Golf Center, 11001 South Doty Avenue East, Chicago. Info on ITLA website.

August 25 (Wednesday, noon-7:30 pm) Naperville

DuPage County Bar Association. 2021 DCBA Golf Outing. Naperville Country Club, 25W570 Chicago Ave, Naperville. Information and registration available online

August 26 (Thursday, 4-8 pm) Chicago

Women's Bar Association of Illinois. WBAI Annual Reception. Anita Dee Yacht Charters, 200 N Breakwater Access, Chicago. More information available online.


October 7 (Thursday) TBD

Advocates Society. Annual Judge’s Night. More information to follow. Visit Advocates Society website for updates.

October 19 (Tuesday, Noon) Virtual

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

October 21 (Thursday, 6-11 pm) Chicago

Justinian Society of Lawyers. A Centennial Celebration; Galleria Marchetti, 825 W Erie St; registration & info at JLS website.

October 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

October 28 (Thursday, 4 pm) Skokie

Alliance of Illinois Judges. Private viewing of Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement. Illinois Holocaust Museum and Educational Center, 9603 Woods Dr, Skokie. More information to be available soon.


November 13 (Saturday, 6 pm) Rosemont

Hellenic Bar Association. 71st Annual Scholarship Ball hosted by the Hellenic Bar Association Foundation. Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago. Information available on Hellenic Bar Association website


December 2 (Thursday, 5 pm) Chicago

Diversity Scholarship Foundation. Unity Award Gala. Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave, Grand Ballroom. Cocktail reception at 5 p.m., dinner and program at 6 p.m. Information at Diversity Scholarship Foundation 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 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.

December 21 (Tuesday, Noon) Virtual

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



April 13-21 (Wednesday-Thursday) Italy

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


May 12-16 (Thursday-Monday) California

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