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June 2017

Seventh Annual James B. Moran Membership Appreciation Event

Thursday, June 15, 2017
5:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive80th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
Free

Reception 5:30-6:00 pm Event 6:00-8:00 pm The event will feature scenes from the movie Loving, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia. Loving is the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who…

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July 2017

Annual State of the Court Address

Thursday, July 13, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:15 pm
Chicago Bar Association, Corboy Room, 2nd Floor, 321 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Chief Judge Rubén Castillo Please join Chief Judge Rubén Castillo as he reviews major developments and future plans for the Northern District of Illinois. This event sold out last year, please register early to ensure your seat. A buffet lunch…

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Pro Tips on Effective Oral Advocacy for Young Attorneys

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm
Dirksen United States Courthouse, Room 248, 219 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

1.0 Illinois MCLE, pending approval Lunch from Inspiration Kitchens will be provided Have you ever wondered how to best frame your discovery dispute at oral argument? Need any tips from the experts on how to be an effective oral advocate…

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August 2017

YLD Chambers Lunch with Judge Bucklo

Thursday, August 3, 2017
12:15 pm
- 1:00 pm
Dirksen United States Courthouse, Judge Bucklo’s Chambers, Room 2246, 219 S. Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Hon. Elaine E. Bucklo United States District Judge Northern District of Illinois Kick off the Chicago Chapter's YLD Month with this unique opportunity for younger lawyers* to have lunch in a relaxed atmosphere with Judge Bucklo.*The Younger Lawyers Division is…

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YLD Happy Hour and School Supply Drive

Thursday, August 10, 2017
5:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
Plymouth Restaurant – Rooftop Bar, 327 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
Free

Due to the overwhelming response to our school supply drive, we invite our YLD members to join us for free at the end of the summer cocktail celebration.   Please join us for a Happy Hour sponsored by the Federal…

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YLD Law Student Mentoring Event

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
5:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 233 South Wacker Drive #8000
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
Free

The FBA invites the Younger Lawyers Division (members under 40 or with less than 10 years of practice) to a mentoring event for law students. This event provides the opportunity for YLD members to give back to Chicago law students…

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September 2017

Game Changer: The New Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project in the Northern District of Illinois – Webinar

Monday, September 11, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm
Free

Webinar 1.5 Illinois MCLE, pending approval Effective June 1, 2017, the Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois embarked upon a three-year pilot program, known as the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project (MIDPP), which imposes court-ordered discovery and early…

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Proportional Discovery in Employment Litigation Brown Bag Lunch

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:15 pm
Dirksen United States Courthouse, Room 1388, 219 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
Free

Bring your own lunch (Cafeteria available on 2nd floor) 1 hour Illinois MCLE, pending approval FBA Members Only This event will feature small group discussion of issues of proportionality and cost minimizing approaches to employment litigation. You are invited to bring…

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October 2017

Annual Installation Luncheon

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
11:30 am
- 1:30 pm
Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
Free

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Reception 12:00 - 1:30 pm Luncheon and Program Union League Club of Chicago 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604 Please join the Chicago Chapter of…

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Chambers Lunch with Judge John Lee

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
12:15 pm
- 1:00 pm
Dirksen United States Courthouse – Room 1262, 219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Hon. John Lee United States District Judge Northern District of Illinois An opportunity for practitioners and students to enjoy lunch in a close setting with Judge Lee. John Z. Lee is a United States District Judge for the United States…

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November 2017

Younger Lawyers – Meet the Judges Mixer

Thursday, November 2, 2017
4:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
Dirksen United States Courthouse, Ceremonial Courtroom, Room 2525, 219 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
Free

Younger lawyers (under 40 or with less than 10 years of practice), come to a free special mixer - to meet the Federal Judges of the Northern District of Illinois, United States Bankruptcy Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and…

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Perspectives on the Emoluments Clause

Thursday, November 9, 2017
11:45 am
- 1:30 pm
Jones Day, 77 West Wacker Drive, 35th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Thursday, November 9, 2017 12:00-1:30 pm 1.0 Illinois MCLE, pending approval A box lunch will be provided by Jones Day The Emoluments Clause - a 228 year old, 49 word clause in the Constitution -- is getting a lot of…

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December 2017

Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets: Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants, and Your Employees Webinar

Friday, December 8, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:15 pm
Webinar, Webinar instructions will be sent after registering
Free

1.0 Illinois MCLE, pending approval Calling all in-house counsel! Come learn how to best protect your company’s trade secrets and its investment in personnel. We will hear from seasoned in-house and outside counsel on the following topics and end with…

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Chambers Lunch with Judge Robert Blakey

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
12:15 pm
- 1:00 pm
Dirksen United States Courthouse – Room 1288, 219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
$20.00

Hon. Robert Blakey United States District Judge Northern District of Illinois An opportunity for practitioners and students to enjoy lunch in a close setting with Judge Blakey. After being nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the United…

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Member Holiday Party and Toy Drive

Thursday, December 14, 2017
4:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
Chicago Bar Association, 321 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
Free

Celebrate the holidays with the Federal Bar Association Chicago Chapter Join us for networking, drinks, hors d'oeuvres and the presentation of the Kathryn Smith Matkov Award Toy Drive Please bring a new, unwrapped toy (of approximately $10-$20 in value) to donate…

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