The Chicago Bar Association

Founded in 1874, The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership of 20,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois. However, we do have a growing out-of-state membership of lawyers who want to take advantage of the Association's many membership services and benefits.

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Post authored by: Shannon Luschen In the United States today, 44.7 million Americans hold student loan debt. This equates to roughly $1.71 trillion in total U.S. student loan debt.[1]  With the ongoing pandemic, those of us with student loan payments began to panic over how we were going to continue making payments in these uncertain financial times. Fortunately, the U.S. government stepped in and offered debtors some temporary relief, specifically: On March 20,…
Post Authored by Natalie Elizaroff It’s officially a loss for the little guys. Big Corp wins again. Counsel for Oracle summarized it best: “The Google platform just got bigger and market power greater—the barriers to entry higher and the ability to compete lower. They stole Java and spent a decade litigating as only a monopolist can. This behavior is exactly why regulatory authorities around the world and in the United States are examining Google’s business…
Post Authored By: Stephanie Nikitenko The battle between the two tech giants, Oracle and Google, has come to a close, and the internet has been buzzing with the decision of this case for two major reasons. First, Google v. Oracle (or Oracle v. Google as it had been known for many years) is a long-running case of 9 years. Second, the ramifications of the ruling in this case will be felt for many years to…
Thank you to all the attorneys who volunteered their time and expertise to meet with law students during March! The goal of Law Practice Tracks is to provide law students with a valuable opportunity to connect with young lawyers in the Chicago area for networking, for mentorship and to ask questions about the daily practice of law. Twenty volunteer attorneys facilitated virtual small group discussions with law students interested in the volunteer’s practice area.  The 53…
Post Authored by: YLS Chair Jeff Moskowitz You can read on my website that I went to DePaul for law school and Indiana University for undergrad. That I received the Benjamin Hooks’ Distinguished Public Service Award for my pro bono advocacy. That I serve as the current chair of the Young Lawyers Section, am on DePaul Law’s Dean’s Advisory Counsel and Alumni Board. That I am a member of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s and Lawndale…
Post Authored By: Shannon Luschen People love their pets.  That’s indisputable.  We often hear pet owners refer to themselves as a “dog mom” or a “cat dad” – which makes sense.  Pets have become more like cherished members of the family more than anything else.  According to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, sixty-seven percent (67%) of households in the U.S. or roughly 85 million families own a pet.  Moreover, this number could be much…