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4/4 DCBA Docket - Service and Social Opportunities Abound in April

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April 4, 2019
DCBA Docket

DCBA News and Events:

Volunteer for Online Legal Assistance Clinic
- In recognition of Law Day 2019,DCBA attorney members are invited to participate in a Free Legal Answers Workshop, Monday, April 29th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in the Attorney Resource Center. Attorneys will be trained on how to answer questions posted on the Illinois Legal Answers Online platform. This workshop is in place of the Ask a Lawyer Day held on a Saturday in previous years. Attorneys will receive CLE eligible training on how to answer family and housing law questions on the Illinois Legal Answers Online platform and then select questions to answer. This workshop is being held in conjunction with the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). Full details and the registration form are on the PILI website at You will need to register with before the workshop and need to bring a laptop or tablet on which you can access the internet.


And remember to purchase your Law Day / State of the Courthouse Luncheon ticket before April 24th to save $20.


April Happy Hour Returns to Warrenville- Join fellow DCBA members April 18th at the monthly DCBA Happy Hour. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages at Rock Bottom Brewery, 25286 Diehl Road in Warrenville. The spotlight turns this month to our members practicing in the area of personal injury and insurance litigation. We will be joined by our Host, OVC Marketing for Lawyers, and our April sponsors Lexitas and ADR Systems. RSVP on the DCBA Website for a chance to win the door prize from our Member Advantage Partner Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Mullen Memorial Golf League –
With the weather taking a turn for the better, the Mullen Memorial Golf League has launched for the 2019 season!This league is named in honor of the late Terry Mullen, a highly respected DCBA member and Director who, with DCBA Past President Kent Gaertner, was instrumental in originally getting the idea of weekly play among DCBA members off the ground. This year, the league will play on Wednesdays or Thursdays each week with 9-hole tee times, typically between 3:15 PM and 4:00 PM, and a brief gathering after the round to network or catch up with friends. Weekly participation is not expected, and drop-in players are welcome. To be added to the distribution list for announcements of the weekly locations and tee times, please send an e-mail to DCBA President Matt Pfeiffer

Kane vs. DuPage Hockey Friendly Rat Skate - Come out to skate or spectate at the Fox Valley Ice Arena (1996 S Kirk Rd, Geneva, IL),April 25th from 3:00 PM - 4:20 PM. This will be “private rat” with 15 skaters minimum, 30 maximum at $20/skater. Anyone that is part of the judicial system, judges, attorneys, clerks, sheriffs, and personnel are all welcome to come out. Contact with subject "hockey " to reserve a skating spot. After the skate, stay for the party at Chelios Bar and Grill next door.

DuPage Bar Foundation 2019-2020 Scholarships Available - The DBF is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 scholarships (DBF Ambassador Scholarships, William J. Bauer Scholarship, Woodruff, Johnson and Evans Scholarship, and the Elsie Lemmen Memorial Scholarship). The DBF Board awards these scholarships annually to law students who have completed one full year (24 credit hours) of law school and reside in, or have an established connection to DuPage County. The scholarship application is available on the DBF website or by e-mail request to The DBF Scholarship Committee will review applications and conduct interviews in May. Scholarships will be awarded at the June 7th Presidents Ball and Installation. Please share this information and encourage law students to apply by the May 1st deadline.

New Lawyer Lunch with a Judge April 15th - New Lawyers practicing three years or less are invited to join in a unique opportunity to meet and have lunch with two judges! Judge Ann Celine O’Hallaren Walsh and Judge Bryan S. Chapman will be our special guests for the April installment of the New Lawyer Lunch with a Judge program. This event, planned for noon on April 15th in the Chief Judge’s Conference Room, is open to new lawyers only and there is a capacity of 12 attendees. There is no MCLE credit as this is strictly a round-table discussion with the judges to help new lawyers transition to the courtroom. Register online at to reserve your space today (a $10 fee will be collected at registration to secure the reservation).

DCBA Member Benefits

Learn about all DCBA Affinity partners on the DCBA website under Legal Community: Programs and Resources. (You must log in here to view the page).

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Upcoming events

Please remember to sign in to your DCBA account before registering for an event or purchasing tickets to take full advantage of member rates and benefits. CLE programs take place from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM unless otherwise noted.

April 4
Officer and Director Candidate Meet and Greet - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - ARC

New Lawyers MCLE
- E-Discovery Demystified- ARC

April 5
Appellate Law MCLE - Second District E-Filing and Rules Update - ARC

April 9
Business Law MCLE - Advising Not for Profits - ARC

April 10
WINTRUST WEDNESDAY - Join Dan Pagano for this monthly special breakfast in the ARC from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM highlighting the DCBA member programs offered by Wintrust Mortgage.
Immigration Law MCLE - Driver's License Issues and Immigration Status - ARC

April 11
Real Estate MCLE - Understanding and Effectively Using Surveys in Real Estate Transactions - ARC

Ask a Lawyer Help Desk
- 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM -DuPage Judicial Center, Room 2017

April 12
Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program Mandatory Orientation- 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - ARC

Children's Advocacy MCLE
- Working with CASA of DuPage County, Inc. - Bar Center Classroom

April 15
New Lawyer Lunch with a Judge - Noon - 1:00 PM - Chief Judge's Conference Room

April 17
Elder Law MCLE - Red Flags in Nursing Home Contracts - ARC

April 18

Lawyers Lending a Hand- 5:00 PM - DuPage Children's Museum

DCBA Happy Hour - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Rock Bottom Brewery - Warrenville

April 23
Law Practice Management MCLE - How to Own a Law Practice and Not Have it Own You - ARC

April 24
Estate Planning and Probate MCLE - Impact of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies - ARC

April 25
Local Government MCLE- The Evolution of Reed v. Town of Gilbert - ARC

Ask a Lawyer Help Desk- 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM -DuPage Judicial Center, Room 2017

April 29
Legal Answers Online Pro Bono Clinic- 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - ARC

April 30
2019 Law Day Luncheon - 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM - Le Jardin at Cantigny Park





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