Free Seminar on Hate Crime in Illinois coming to Chicago on October 18th

Don’t miss the free seminar presented by the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Kirkland & Ellis, LLP – Fighting Hate Crime in Illinois: An Overview of Criminal and Civil Remedies and Protections.

We wanted to let anyone in the Chicago area know about this free, two-hour seminar on October 18th.  The focus will be on an overview of hate crime, how it is defined, why it happens and statistics as well as federal and state laws surrounding it.  There will be a special presentation on the Illinois Hate Crime Act and civil remedies for victims.

This course also gives attorneys 2 hours of general CLE in Illinois.  Attendance is free but you must pre-register.  You can do so here.  For more information you can contact Julie Justicz, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights at or (312) 202-3663.

2016 Pro Bono Week October 24th – 28th

This week is Pro Bono week presented by the Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Foundation.

There will be several complimentary events held throughout the week, law students and non-members are welcome as well.  You can see the list of events and/or register here.  Some events also include CLE credit*.

*CLE credit is subject to approval.