Explore how the history of real estate in our city has helped to shape one of America's most segregated cities, and how we can use the tools we have as real estate lawyers to help create a more fair and equitable city.
This free event will feature a panel discussion on how Illinois' election administrators are working to ensure integrity and accountability in the 2018 elections. An audience Q&A will follow the discussion.
This session will focus on three areas: identifying and assessing organizational risk, financial risk management, and the Board's role in risk management.
Learn how to use your transactional skills to strengthen communities and empower individuals and businesses through pro bono.
Hate crimes have increased dramatically over the past year in Illinois and across the nation. We all have a stake in responding effectively to bias-related crimes. Hate crime not only hurts individual victims; it is designed to intimidate the victims’ communities. In this two-hour course, our speakers will present an overview of hate crime—how it is defined, why it occurs, current rates and trends, reporting issues, and a summary of federal and state laws designed to combat bias-motivated crimes. The presentation will include a special focus on the Illinois Hate Crime Act and civil remedies provided under the law. Attorneys who are interested in representing victims of hate crime on a pro bono basis are encouraged to attend this training and sign up with Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’ Hate Crime Project. The program is eligible for 2.0 hours of CLE credit in Illinois. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to participants after the program.
Angelica D’Souza, LGBTQ and Hate Crime Victim Witness Specialist, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
Meg Gorecki, Regional Director, Region V, Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice
Julie Justicz, Hate Crime Project, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
Alexander Vesselinovitch, Freeborn & Peters, LLP (tentative)
Registration: The course is free, but pre-registration is required for admittance.
Contact: Julie Justicz, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights; firstname.lastname@example.org 312-202-3663
Join Chicago Lawyers' Committee, Common Cause Illinois and Christ United Methodist Church of Deerfield as we address critical topics affecting the State of Our Democracy: Voting Rights, Campaign Finance, and the Media. All are invited.
6:00pm Advocacy Resource Fair:
- Learn about various non-partisan action groups
- Learn how to Make Your Voice Heard
7:00pm Speaker Forum:
- Peter Slevin, Associate Professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism
- Ami Gandhi, Director of Voting Rights & Civic Empowerment at the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
- Jay Young, Political Director at Common Cause Illinois.
- Q & A session
Ample parking is available directly across from the church.
Please join us to learn what your rights are under the fair housing laws in Chicago and how to file a complaint alleging source of income (Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8) discrimination.
Join us for a discussion of some of these issues and what people are doing about them: voter protection, Cross-check, automatic voter registration, redistricting, the federal Pence-Kobach election integrity commission, and more.
Attend the Annual Kick-Off Reception of the Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women, featuring guest speaker Ami Gandhi.
At this free workshop, we will provide an overview of the IRS rules about lobbying and explore when a nonprofit or individual must register as a lobbyist with the federal government, State of Illinois, Cook County, and City of Chicago.
When: September 20, 2017 from 8:30-11:30am. Check-in begins at 8:30am, and the program begins at 9:00am.
Where: Quarles & Brady LLP, 300 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago.
Registration: All attendees must be registered and bring a photo id to present to building security. Registration has closed.
NOTE: Space for this workshop has been filled.
We invite you to join us for a special celebration of 32 years of the Community Law Project's work connecting pro bono attorneys with community-based nonprofits, entrepreneurs, social visionaries, and first-time home buyers. Our urban garden clients will be showcasing and selling their freshest summer produce. Register today!
SABA-Chicago and Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights proudly present:
Civic Engagement: How to get involved in your community and make an impact
When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: Franczek Radelet, 300 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
Why: Get civically engaged, FREE CLE*, and FREE Lunch
RSVP REQUIRED. PLEASE RSVP BELOW.
The Civic Engagement panel discussion being held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 will encompass a discussion on a variety of topics aimed at encouraging civic engagement.
The discussion topics will include (amongst others):
- the voting rights landscape in Illinois and how to get involved in improving voter access (highlighting reforms like automatic voter registration that have bipartisan support in Illinois),
- avenues for being civically engaged when it feels like our single vote will not make a meaningful difference, and
- how members of the legal profession can make a meaningful impact in their communities alongside working their full-time job.
- Ami Gandhi, Director of Voting Rights & Civic Empowerment at Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Sheetal Parikh, Director of Compliance at PLS Financial Services
- Tara Raghuveer, Deputy Director at National Partnership for New Americans
- Moderated by Harish Patel, Chicago Deputy Director at New America
Please note: The organizations hosting the Civic Engagement Panel Discussion are non-partisan and do not support specific candidates or parties.
*CLE accreditation approval is in process.
Recognition, Response, Prevention: What We Can Do in Our Communities and Schools. Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Prevent School Violence Illinois are offering this 2-hour training for Erie Neighborhood House staff members on hate crime and hate incidents in our communities, and bullying in our schools. The 2-hour training will be interactive, combining PowerPoint presentations, expert speakers, small group discussions, and group problem solving.
Settling the Case: Prisoner Litigation, Settlement Techniques & the U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois Settlement Assistance Program
Join us for this free CLE* seminar on settlement negotiation & pro bono limited representation.
June 29, 2017
2:00 –5:00 p.m.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
219 S. Dearborn, Courtroom 2525
Light Reception to Follow
Hon. Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
Taking – and Settling – an SAP Case:
J. Cunyon Gordon, Settlement Assistance Program Director, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
Strategies of Settlement Advocacy:
Margot Klein, Senior Attorney, Valorem Law Group
Prisoner Civil Rights
Alan Mills, Executive Director, Uptown People’s Law Center
Lessons From the Bench:
Hon. Maria Valdez, Presiding Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
Hon. Young B. Kim, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
Hon. M. David Weisman, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
In addition to covering settlement negotiation generally, this seminar qualifies you to participate in the Court’s Settlement Assistance Program. Under N.D. Ill. Local Rule 83.11, SAP-trained attorneys who handle one settlement conference earn one training unit for the Trial Bar.
*Illinois CLE credit pending: 2.0 hr general; .5 hr ethics.
Registration: This seminar is free, but space is limited. Please confirm your attendance by
contacting Debbie Groboski at email@example.com or (312) 692-2636. Presented by the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Pro Bono & Public Service Committee
Our #GetItInWriting Series every third summer Wednesday features Chicago organizations and residents talking about each area of concern for a Community Benefits Agreement concerning the development of the Obama Library. The events take place at locations around the South Side.
The next meeting of the Disability Rights Consortium will take place on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 9:30am-11:00am at Equip for Equality (20 N. Michigan, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60602) .Our topic for the meeting will focus on hate crimes and disability, a very timely topic.
Our three speakers will be Meg Gorecki from the U.S. Department of Justice, Angelica D'Souza from the Cook County State's Attorney, and Julie Justicz from the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
1.5 hours of CLE credit will be provided to attorneys.
A captioner will be available. If you can't attend in person, we will be webcasting the event on EFE's You Tube Channel. To access the webcast, click here. If you need other accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact Barry Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 21st.
Director of Voting Rights and Civic Empowerment Ami Gandhi and Ami will speak about Illinois voting law and discrimination in the voting process.
This event is part of Crain's 8th Annual Small Business Week, a week of programming designed to help small business owners face their challenges, continue learning, and network with each other.