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September 12, 2019
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DCBA News and Events:

Enroll today as a Mentor or Mentee - Enrollment is now open for the next class of the DCBA Mentoring Program, kicking off with an orientation on October 11. With numerous social, service and educational opportunities on the calendar, it is a great time to be a mentor or mentee. Our mentor program was launched in 1994 and, since 2012, it has operated as an approved program of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (ILSCCP) Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program. Successful completion of the yearlong program satisfies Illinois' professional responsibility CLE requirement for both the mentor and mentee.

An entirely free service offered to members of the DCBA, this program pairs attorneys with less than five years in practice with attorney mentors who have practiced law at least six years. Visit for additional information and a link to the relevant ILSCCP program applications. If participating in this round is not an option for you, consider applying now for placement in the April 2020 class. Applications are accepted at any time. 

Nominations Due September 20th for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee’s Inaugural Pro Bono Service Award - The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Service Award will be presented to one or more lawyers practicing in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit who have provided outstanding pro bono services to low-income individuals or charitable organizations in the last year. Nominations for these awards are now open through Friday, September 20th. Please consider nominating someone deserving and encourage your colleagues to do the same. Full details are available at

Save the Date October 21 for Pro Bono Breakfast - The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee and the DuPage County Bar Association will showcase available pro bono opportunities and present the inaugural Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Service Award.

Attendees will be able to answer questions on the Illinois Free Legal Answers website – a great bite sized pro bono opportunity – while enjoying a hot breakfast buffet. Advance complimentary registration is required through the PILI website.

You Can Still Register for the New Lawyer Lunch with a Judge - Join Judge Kenton Skarin and Judge David Schwartz on Monday, September 16. This one-hour moderated lunch discussion will be held in the Chief Judge's Conference Room (Room 2013) from noon to 1 p.m.

This event is open to new lawyers only (must be in practice for three years or less) with 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.  A fee of $10 is charged to secure your spot and registration is open on the DCBA Website.

Are you going to Race Judicata Tonight? - This year, the DuPage Bar Foundation is pleased to provide hospitality at Tent Number 5 in the South Grove of Lincoln Park (1740 N. Stockton in Chicago) for DCBA members and friends participating in the race on Thursday evening, September 12. Stash your gear or just hang out to enjoy the live music, food, beer, wine and tons of fun that are all included with registration.

All proceeds benefit Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and their mission of providing quality pro bono legal aid to the residents of Chicago. If you can join DBF at this event , your RSVP is greatly appreciated online through the DCBA websiteRegistration for the Race is closed online and can be done onsite.

Do you know someone extraordinary? - The DCBA Brief wants to spotlight members who have exhibited extraordinary acts of kindness, service, or have improved the quality of our legal system in a meaningful way. Please tell us if you know someone who deserves the spotlight. Send your nomination to Jolianne Alexander at Nominees will be contacted by a member of the Editorial Board to be interviewed.

DuPage County News and Events  

The Wheaton Young Attorneys Club is installing new leadership at 5:30 p.m., on September 20, 2019, at Craft Urban, 211 James St. Geneva, IL.  Incoming Board Members include Kevin McSwain, president, Jessica Defino, vice president and Natalie Lamphier, secretary. 

All DuPage Bar Association members are invited to attend and welcome in the new leadership of the club, and to meet its members. The club is open to attorneys who have been practicing law in Illinois for 6 years or less. The club meets once every month for lunch (typically in Wheaton). The meetings are a great opportunity for associate and junior attorneys to build relationships in the legal community. The club welcomes any young attorneys who wish to join! Please contact Amanda Zannoni with questions.




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.

September 12
Labor and Employment Law Planning Meeting - 11 AM - Noon, ARC 

Real Estate Law MCLE Meeting - Legal Descriptions for the Attorney and Closer - 11:45 PM - 1 PM, ARC

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

Race Judicata DBF Hospitality Tent - 5:30 PM - Chicago

September 16
New Lawyer Lunch with a Judge - Noon - 1 PM, Chief Judge's Conference Room, Room 2013

September 17
Family Law MCLE Meeting - The Evolution of Cohabitation - 11:40 AM - 1 PM, ARC

September 18
Bankruptcy Law and Practice Meeting - Noon - 1 PM - Bar Center

September 19
DCBA Happy Hour
- 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Santo Cielo, 123 Water Street, Naperville

September 21
DCBA Fishing Trip - 8 AM - 1 PM - Herrick Lake

September 24
Law Practice Management PRMCLE Meeting: Navigating Professional Responsibility and the ARDC - 11:45 AM - 1 PM, ARC

September 25 
Estate Planning and Probate MCLE - Seamless Estate Planning - 11:40 AM - 1 PM, ARC

September 26 
Ask A Lawyer Help Desk - 1PM - 4:30 PM, DuPage Judicial Center, Room 2017

September 30
Health Care Law - Deconstructing Health Care Fraud: Patients and Providers - 11:45 AM - 1 PM, ARC

October 1
Editorial Board Meeting - Noon, Bar Center

October 10
Ask a Lawyer Help Desk - 1PM - 4:30 PM, DuPage Judicial Center, Room 2017

October 11
Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program Mandatory Orientation - Noon - 1:30 PM, ARC

October 14
Senior Lawyers Division Columbus Day Luncheon and Planning Meeting - Noon - 1:30 PM, Bar Center Classroom

October 17
DCBA Happy Hour - 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Il Sogno, Wheaton

October 21
DuPage County Spirit of Pro Bono Breakfast - 8:30 AM - 10:30, ARC

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