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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

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, 35th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601 US

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

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

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

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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January 2018

Employment Law Seminar

Thursday, January 25, 2018
1:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 8000
Chicago, IL 60606 United States

4.0 hours Illinois MCLE (pending) Join us for the FBA’s Fifth Annual Employment Law Seminar and hear from employment law experts on the ever-changing landscape of federal laws and regulations. Panelists will include members from the judiciary, government, academic and…

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Special Chambers Lunch with Judges Dow and St. Eve to Discuss the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
12:15 pm
- 1:15 pm
Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 S Dearborn St, Room 211
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Hon. Robert M. Dow Jr. United States District Judge Northern District of Illinois Hon. Amy J. St. Eve United States District Judge Northern District of Illinois A unique opportunity to discuss the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project (MIDPP) in a close…

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February 2018

District Court Judges Round Table

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:00 pm
- 1:15 pm
Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Corboy Room, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL United States

1.0 Illinois MCLE, pending approval Lunch is included Join the District Judges for a discussion on practicing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Questions for the panelists should be submitted by email to the moderator,…

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March 2018

Chambers Lunch with Judge Joan H. Lefkow

Thursday, March 29, 2018
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn Street, Room 2286
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Hon. Joan H. Lefkow United States District Judge Northern District of Illinois An opportunity for practitioners and students to enjoy lunch in a close setting with Judge Lefkow. Attorneys with active matters before Judge Lefkow should not attend this event.

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May 2018

Annual Ethics Program

Thursday, May 10, 2018
2:00 pm
- 5:15 pm
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 300 North LaSalle, Conference Center
Chicago, IL 60654 United States

3.0 hours Illinois Professional Responsibility MCLE, pending approval This annual continuing legal education program provides an overview of ethical issues in various aspects of practice. Free for FBA members Hon. Jorge Alonso U.S. District Judge Northern District of Illinois Hon.…

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Criminal Practice Program

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
12:30 pm
- 6:00 pm
Jenner & Block LLP, 353 North Clark Street, 45th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654 United States

4.0 hours Illinois MCLE, pending approval The FBA Chicago Chapter's 2018 Criminal Practice Program will feature four informative panels of judges and practitioners on the following subjects: "Cutting Issues in Jury Selection," "In the Eye of the Beholder: Three Northern…

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June 2018

Updates and Evaluations of the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
4:00 pm
- 5:30 pm
Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

1.5 Illinois MCLE Co-Sponsored by the Seventh Circuit Pilot Program on Electronic Discovery Beginning one year ago, the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program went into effect in the Northern District of Illinois, creating a new set of early discovery disclosure…

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Chambers Lunch with Judge Andrea Wood

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
12:15 pm
- 1:15 pm
Judge Wood’s Jury Room, 219 South Dearborn Street, 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60640

Hon. Andrea R. Wood United States District Judge Northern District of Illinois An opportunity for practitioners and students to enjoy lunch in a close setting with Judge Wood. The Honorable Andrea R. Wood has served as a federal judge on…

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July 2018

Annual State of the Court Address

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
12:00 pm
- 1:15 pm
Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Corboy Room, 2nd Floor, Corboy Room, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604 US

Hon. Rubén Castillo Chief Judge Northern District of Illinois Please join Chief Judge Rubén Castillo as he reviews major developments and future plans for the Northern District of Illinois. The Chapter will also recognize the recipient of the Frank J.…

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August 2018

Negotiation Skills: Tips for Younger Lawyers in Mediations & Settlements

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm
Dirksen United States Courthouse – Room 1023A, 219 S Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60604

1.0 Illinois MCLE, pending approval Lunch from Inspiration Kitchens will be provided As fewer civil cases go to trial and more are settled at mediation and settlement conferences, learning effective negotiation skills is more important than ever. Come join the…

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