Nuts and Bolts of Creating a Charitable Organization
Dec
15
9:30 AM09:30

Nuts and Bolts of Creating a Charitable Organization

  • City Hall - 11th Floor, Room 1103 (map)
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Attend this workshop to learn about the legal steps to becoming a charitable organization, the differences between a for profit and a nonprofit, get an overview of the legal process of creating a not for profit corporation, how to develop a board of directors, understand bylaws, and obtain recognition of 501c3 income tax exemption.

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Bootcamp for Founders of Nonprofit Startups: Part III
Dec
19
4:30 PM16:30

Bootcamp for Founders of Nonprofit Startups: Part III

  • Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights (map)
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The Community Law Project offers the Emerging Nonprofit Certificate of Training program for nonprofit founders who are interested in or are in the process of forming a new nonprofit organization.The fee is $150 for all five workshops, for $35 per session while tickets last. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.

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Bootcamp for Founders of Nonprofit Startups: Part II
Dec
12
4:30 PM16:30

Bootcamp for Founders of Nonprofit Startups: Part II

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The Community Law Project offers the Emerging Nonprofit Certificate of Training program for nonprofit founders who are interested in or are in the process of forming a new nonprofit organization.The fee is $150 for all five workshops, for $35 per session while tickets last. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.

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Fair Housing Seminar
Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Fair Housing Seminar

Join the Housing Opportunity Project for a free event for housing providers, community members, and service providers. Housing Opportunity Project staff will provide instruction on the federal, state, county, and city fair housing laws that impact tenants, landlords, realtors, and property managers. 

If you need a foreign or sign language interpreter or special accommodations, please call the Chicago Commission on Human Relations at (312) 744-4111 or email the Commission at CCHR@cityofchicago.org at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Refreshments will be provided. 

Agenda:

5:00-5:30pm - Network with other housing providers, community members, and fair housing experts.

5:30-7:00pm - Learn about fair housing laws from experienced professionals in the fair housing and legal fields. Topics will include: 

  • Who is protected under federal, state, and local fair housing laws
  • Providing housing accommodations for people with disabilities

Please contact us by email or phone at (312) 888-4196 with any questions.

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Bootcamp for Founders of Nonprofit Startups: Part I
Dec
5
4:30 PM16:30

Bootcamp for Founders of Nonprofit Startups: Part I

  • Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Community Law Project offers the Emerging Nonprofit Certificate of Training program for nonprofit founders who are interested in or are in the process of forming a new nonprofit organization.The fee is $150 for all five workshops, for $35 per session while tickets last. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.

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TECHO Fair Housing Training
Dec
5
9:30 AM09:30

TECHO Fair Housing Training

  • Claretian Associates, Villa Guadalupe Senior Services (map)
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Latino Policy Forum, Claretian Associates, and the Housing Opportunity Project present a TECHO (Teaching and Education Create Housing Opportunities) train-the-trainer program. At this training for advocates and providers serving the Latino community, attendees will gain knowledge of how to increase housing opportunity for all. We will cover issues of fair housing, fair lending, leases, screening, homelessness, and public housing programs. 

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Nov
9
3:00 PM15:00

Housing Discrimination Intake Clinic

If you believe you have experienced housing discrimination, please register for an appointment at our free intake clinic. See instructions below to register.

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Instructions

To register for an intake appointment, please click the ‘Register’ button below and complete the attached form. Email the completed form to BBarreno-Paschall@clccrul.org. Based on the information you provide, Chicago Lawyers' Committee may request additional information and/or direct you to other resources. 

If you are unable to complete the form, but would still like to attend the clinic, please contact us by phone (312-630-9744) or email

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Fighting Hate Crime in Illinois: An Overview of Criminal and Civil Remedies and Protections
Oct
18
3:00 PM15:00

Fighting Hate Crime in Illinois: An Overview of Criminal and Civil Remedies and Protections

Course Description: 

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.

Speakers: 

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; jjusticz@clccrul.org 312-202-3663

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We The People: Making Our Voice Heard
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

We The People: Making Our Voice Heard

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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 RightsCampaign 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.

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The Legislative Process and Charities: The Lobbying Rules Every Nonprofit Needs to Know
Sep
20
8:30 AM08:30

The Legislative Process and Charities: The Lobbying Rules Every Nonprofit Needs to Know

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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.

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The Power of Connection 2017
Aug
24
5:30 PM17:30

The Power of Connection 2017

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!

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Civic Engagement: How to Get Involved in Your Community and Make an Impact
Jul
19
12:00 PM12:00

Civic Engagement: How to Get Involved in Your Community and Make an Impact

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): 

  1. 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),
  2. avenues for being civically engaged when it feels like our single vote will not make a meaningful difference, and
  3. how members of the legal profession can make a meaningful impact in their communities alongside working their full-time job.

PANEL:

- 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.  

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Hate Crime and School Bullying Training
Jul
7
12:30 PM12:30

Hate Crime and School Bullying Training

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. 

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Settling the Case: Prisoner Litigation, Settlement Techniques & the U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois Settlement Assistance Program
Jun
29
2:00 PM14:00

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

Opening Remarks:
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 dg@ag-ltd.com or (312) 692-2636. Presented by the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Pro Bono & Public Service Committee
 

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Equip for Equality Hosts Disability Rights Consortium Meeting on June 28  Hate Crimes and Disability
Jun
28
9:30 AM09:30

Equip for Equality Hosts Disability Rights Consortium Meeting on June 28 Hate Crimes and Disability

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. 

Presenters

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

CLE Available

1.5 hours of CLE credit will be provided to attorneys.

Accommodations

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 barryt@equipforequality.org by June 21st.

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