Business Law Workshop Series
Feb
21
to Mar 7

Business Law Workshop Series

  • Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (map)
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The Community Law Project teaches small business owners what they need to know to protect themselves and their businesses from risk and to help them thrive. In partnership with Greater Auburn Gresham, we are offering 3 free workshops. Attend all 3 workshops and get a free 1 :1 consultation with an attorney. Current or prospective business owners must register for all three workshops in the series. Preference will be given to Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grant applicants.

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Bootcamp for Founders of Nonprofit Startups: Part II
Feb
28
5:30 PM17:30

Bootcamp for Founders of Nonprofit Startups: Part II

  • 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 workshop while tickets last. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.

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Bootcamp for Founders of Nonprofit Startups: Part III
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

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 workshop while tickets last. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.

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SB100: Where Are We Now?
Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

SB100: Where Are We Now?

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Kasbeer Hall (map)
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In September 2016, Senate Bill 100 (SB 100) went into effect with the goals of transforming school discipline policies and practices, ending an era of zero tolerance in Illinois, and encouraging schools to find alternatives to suspension and expulsion. More than a year into implementation across our state, we ask ourselves: What has happened in Illinois schools since SB100 passed? What changes have schools made to implement the new law? How do we measure progress? What do we need to better support schools and communities in this transformation process?

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Bootcamp for Founders of Nonprofit Startups: Part I
Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

Bootcamp for Founders of Nonprofit Startups: Part I

  • 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 workshop while tickets last. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.

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Nuts and Bolts of Creating a Charitable Organization
Dec
15
10:30 AM10:30

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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Fair Housing Seminar
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
10:30 AM10:30

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
4:00 PM16:00

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
4:00 PM16:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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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