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

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
8:30am 8:30am

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
5:30pm 5:30pm

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
12:00pm12:00pm

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
12:30pm12:30pm

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
9:30am 9:30am

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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