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DCBA Docket 11/7 -- Learn Mediation Strategies!

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November 7, 2019
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Enroll in a Joint MCLE on Civil Mediation Strategies - The ADR and Civil Law sections of the DCBA will hold a joint MCLE on strategies for mediation from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 14 in the Bar Center Classroom. Learn Civil Case Mediation Strategies from a veteran DuPage County attorney, T. Patrick Rice. Mr. Rice will discuss considerations including when to initiate discussions about mediation, selecting your mediator, confidentiality of the mediator, preparation for the mediation, and negotiation strategies at the mediation. Civil arbitrations will also be discussed. Enroll on the DCBA website.

Save the Date for DBF Holiday Breakfast and Donate Today – The DuPage Bar Foundation (DBF) Holiday Breakfast will take place on December 19 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am in the Attorney Resource Center. This festive event features a full breakfast buffet that is complimentary to all who donate to the DBF Holiday Fund. Visit to make your donation to the Holiday Fund and purchase tickets for the DBF Holiday Raffle (winners need not be present to win). Funds raised through this event go towards the community grants and scholarship awards issued annually by the DBF. The names of all donors will be posted on the DBF Holiday Fund display in the ARC starting November 15, so show your support today.

Unwind and Welcome our Newest Lawyers at Lynfred Winery –
The next DCBA Unwind will take place November 21 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Lynfred Winery in Roselle. Join us for our regular third Thursday gathering of DCBA members, judges, vendors and friends. ALL ARE WELCOME! This month we will extend a special welcome to DuPage County's newest lawyers who are being sworn in November 7. Make sure and RSVP online for an extra chance in our door prize drawing courtesy of our sponsor Nothing Bundt Cakes.

DuPage Guardian Ad Litem Training Next Week – The biennial DCBA GAL training will take place in the Auditorium of the DuPage County Administration Building at 421 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton on Friday, November 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Registration 11:30 a.m.) and Saturday, November 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Registration 7:30 a.m.) By attending both sessions, you will earn 10 hours of CLE credit (8 Hours MCLE, 2 Hours PRMCLE). Attendance at both sessions is required to stay on the approved GAL list for Domestic Relations. This program features seasoned DuPage GAL’s, mental health professionals, and the judges of the 18th Judicial Circuit Domestic Relations Division addressing highly specialized materials. It will not be offered again until 2022, so register today through the DCBA website.

Veterans Service Luncheon and MCLE - The DuPage County Bar Association and the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers invite you to join them at noon, November 8, in the Attorney Resource Center for this annual program dedicated to educating lawyers to better serve the legal needs of our nation's veterans. A complimentary lunch will be served, followed by two hours of CLE courtesy of DCBA and DAWL. This event ismade possible through the generous support of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE). Contributions to support the work of the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans are encouraged and can be brought to the event. Please register through the DCBA website as seating is limited.

2020 Attorney Diaries - 2020 Diaries with a silver cover and black imprint are now available for purchase through the DCBA website or at the ARC or Bar Center. Quantities are limited and we will sell out, so do not delay! There is no extra charge for Bar Center or Attorney Resource Center pickup, and you can so designate on your order. If you want your website order shipped, please elect the option to add $5.00 per diary for shipping at checkout. If ordering through the website, make sure to log in to qualify for DCBA Member discount pricing.

Inaugural Grand Holiday Gala -Tickets are now available for the DAWL / DCBA / Justinian Grand Holiday Gala taking place December 12, 2019 at Harry Caray's in Lombard. For the first time, all three organizations are coming together for one Holiday Event that will be the highlight of the season for the legal community. There will be open bars, a full plated dinner, raffle baskets and plenty of holiday cheer. Purchase your tickets at today.

Do you need a referral for a client? - If you have a client who has legal needs you can't address, you can direct them to self-help at If you need assistance or want to learn more about how you can claim your share of the more than 1,000 referrals issued monthly by DCBA's Lawyer Referral Service, contact Tim Doyle at


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.

November 7
Ask a Lawyer Help Desk - 1PM - 4:30 PM, DuPage Judicial Center, Room 2017

Law in Literature Book Discussion - Paris in the Present Tense, By Mark Helprin - 4 PM, ARC

November 8
Veterans Service Luncheon and MCLE Seminar - Noon - 3:00 PM - ARC

November 12
Business Law MCLE Meeting - Choice of Entity for Business Owners in Light of the New Tax Act - 11:45 AM - 1 PM, ARC

November 13
Estate Planning MCLE Meeting: Judges' Panel- 11:45 AM - 1 PM, ARC

Immigration Law MCLE Meeting - What To Do If ICE Knocks on My Door - 11:45 AM - 1 PM, Bar Center Classroom

November 14
Real Estate Law and Practice MCLE Meeting - Recent Case Law Update - 11:45 AM - 1 PM, ARC

Joint ADR/Civil Law Section MCLE Meeting - Civil Law Mediation Strategies - 11:45 AM - 1PM, Bar Center Classroom

November 15
Domestic Relations Guardian Ad Litem Training Part 1 - Noon - 5:30 PM, DuPage County Administration Building, Auditorium

November 16
Domestic Relations Guardian Ad Litem Training Part 2 - 8 AM - 1 PM, DuPage County Administration Building, Auditorium

November 19
Family Law and Practice MCLE Meeting - Can They Do That?- 11:45 AM - 1 PM, ARC

November 21
Labor & Employment LawMCLE Meeting - Changing the Way We Do Business: Wave of New Laws- 11:45 AM - 1 PM, ARC

November 2019 New Lawyer Lunch With a Judge - noon - 1PM, Chief Judge's Conference Room

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

Lawyers Lending a Hand - Annual Coat Drive Sorting - 5PM, Bar Center Classroom

DCBA Unwind - 5:30PM - 7:30PM, Lynfred Winery, Roselle

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