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2016 DCBA in Chicago

10/20/2016 to 10/22/2016
When: October 20-22, 2016
Where: Various Locations, including 7th Circuit, ISBA Mutual, The Second City, CBA, Kingston Mines
Chicago, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Robert Rupp
630-653-7779


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DCBA in Chicago - Agenda and Highlights

All event pass - $135 Lawyer / $55 Student

A la carte pricing available - select your sessions or join us for Second City only!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

1:00-4:00pm: ADVOCACY AT THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT (219 South Dearborn, $35 if purchased separately, $20 Student / New Lawyer / Government)

Seventh Circuit Counsel and Senior Staff Attorney Don Wall presents an introduction to appellate practice in the court followed by a rare chance to study appellate court practice with sitting judges, court personnel, and lawyers arguing live cases before the court. 3 MCLE Credits

Materials: 1.) Appellant's Brief      2.) Stipulated Joint Appendix       3.)Appellee's Brief - Federal Reserve      4.) Appellee's Brief - Goodson           5.) Appellant's Reply Brief

Download Full Collection (Adobe Reader or Acrobat required for bookmarks)

4:30-6:00pm: POST-COURT / PRE-SHOW  RECEPTION

When the Seventh Circuit program concludes, we will be heading across the street to John Marshall Law School for an “Oktoberfest” reception where Professor Brian Clauss will introduce attendees to the Veterans Clinic program he oversees and provide a tour of the facilities prior to joining students and faculty for John Marshall’s Community Clinic Showcase.

6:30-8:00pm: "LIFE AFTER INNOCENCE" RECEPTION AT SECOND CITY, 1608 N WELLS

A cash bar and refreshments will be available starting at 6:30, giving attendees a chance to relax and check out both the history of Chicago’s most renowned theater and the “Life After Innocence” program at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

8:00-10:30pm: THE SECOND CITY MAINSTAGE (PRIVATE PERFORMANCE, $50 if purchased separately, $20 Student / New Lawyer / Government - Call for Group rates for 10 or more)

Can you think of a better way to spend an evening just two weeks before the election than at The Second City with your friends and colleagues in the legal community?

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

All events at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court. $45 if purchased separately, $20 Student / New Lawyer / Government

10:30am-Noon: THE TECHNOLOGY GAME, IS WINTER COMING TO THE LEGAL PROFESSION?

Former ISBA President and ABA Delegate John Thies, together with Chicago-Kent Professor Ronald Staudt (Director of the Center for Access to Justice and Technology), lead a spirited discussion on the ways in which technology is effecting the practice of law, looking at the good and the bad, ethical problems and public service opportunities. PRMCLE pending approval.

12:30-2:00pm: THE FUTURE OF LEGAL PRACTICE (LUNCHEON WITH BAR LEADERSHIP)

Keynote speakers, Justice Ann Jorgensen, ISBA President Vincent Cornelius, and ABA Executive Director Jack Rives discuss the Future of Legal Practice and the Role of Bar Associations in that Future.

2:15-3:45pm: COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROVISATION AND COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP

For those who want to learn how improvisation can improve communication skills and those whose introduction to The Second City left them wanting to try it themselves, this introductory class is presented by the folks from CSZ Chicago (ComedySportz). PRMCLE pending approval.

4:00-5:00pm: A CALL TO SERVICE: REMEMBERING WHY YOU WENT TO LAW SCHOOL

Michael Bergmann, PILI Executive Director, and Lisa Colpoys, ILAO Executive Director, lead a discussion on the importance of public service for lawyers, our professional obligations and the importance of pro bono work in fostering attorney wellness, including a discussion on the roles of the Public Interest Law Institute and Illinois Legal Aid Online.

5:00-6:30pm: PRO BONO WEEK HAPPY HOUR

We end the program with a happy hour in celebration of this year’s Bar Association Volunteer Week (October 24-28, 2016), introducing attendees to PILI, ILAO, and Chicago Kent’s Center for Access to Justice & Technology.

7:30pm- Into the Night!   DCBA NIGHT AT KINGSTON MINES (2548 North Halsted, Cover charge included in all access pass, guest or individual ticket $15 - food and beverage available for purchase.)

A night of Blues and barbeque at the world famous Kingston Mines.

 

DISCOUNT HOTEL RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Staying overnight on Thursday or Friday night? We have reduced rate lodging available at the newly remodeled Hotel Lincoln in Old Town (1816 North Clark Street – convenient to Second City and Kingston Mines). Call 312-254-4700 for reservations with “DCBA.” Negotiated rate $229 per night single/double plus tax.

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