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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In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Chicago Bar Association interviewed several all-stars from our March 6th Working Women’s Legal Summit about the issues facing women in the legal profession today and some secrets to their success.  We will close out the month with a series of posts featuring these interviews. Below is our featured interview with Lauren Novak, a partner and deputy practice group leader of labor and employment in Schiff Hardin’s Chicago…
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Chicago Bar Association interviewed several all-stars from our March 6th Working Women’s Legal Summit about the issues facing women in the legal profession today and some secrets to their success.  We will close out the month with a series of posts featuring these interviews. Below is our featured interview with Anita Alvarez, a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes & Investigations in Chicago and former Cook County…
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Chicago Bar Association interviewed several all-stars from our March 6th Working Women’s Legal Summit about the issues facing women in the legal profession today and some secrets to their success.  We will close out the month with a series of posts featuring these interviews. Below is our featured interview with Melody Cross, Vice President, Corporate Counsel, located in Prudential Private Capital’s Chicago office. Q: What is the most…
Post Authored by Zachary Gronewold Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you have heard about the immense changes to the economy and the world as a result of the spread of COVID-19. The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency [1], the United States and other countries have declared national emergencies [2], and businesses both in the United States and abroad have shut down or switched…
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Chicago Bar Association interviewed several all-stars from our March 6th Working Women’s Legal Summit about the issues facing women in the legal profession today and some secrets to their success.  We will close out the month with a series of posts featuring these interviews. Below is our featured interview with Cailee Alderman, an attorney with the Lopez Law Group. Q: What is the most pressing issue facing…
Post Authored by Brian Bentrup The world is in the midst of a global recession resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  In response to the spread of the virus, Governor J.B. Pritzker instituted a “shelter in place” order for the State of Illinois on March 20, 2020.  As individuals across the world are advised to self-quarantine or required by local, state or national mandates, the economic forecast appears dire for the foreseeable future.  One need only…
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Chicago Bar Association interviewed several all-stars from our March 6th Working Women’s Legal Summit about the issues facing women in the legal profession today and some secrets to their success.  We will close out the month with a series of posts featuring these interviews. Below is our featured interview with Regine Corrado, the managing partner of Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office. Q: What is the most pressing issue…
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Chicago Bar Association interviewed several all-stars from our March 6th Working Women’s Legal Summit about the issues facing women in the legal profession today and some secrets to their success.  We will close out the month with a series of posts featuring these interviews. Below is our featured interview with Lizzy Diaz-Ortiz, Senior Advisor of Governance and Inclusion at BMO Harris Bank. Q: What is the most pressing…
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Chicago Bar Association interviewed several all-stars from our March 6th Working Women’s Legal Summit about the issues facing women in the legal profession today and some secrets to their success.  We will close out the month with a series of posts featuring these interviews. Below is our featured interview with E. Lynn Grayson, a partner with the environmental law firm of Nijman Franzetti. Q: What is the…
Interviewed by Kenny Matuszewski This article is the second in a series that focuses on Odell Mitchell’s practice as an attorney and a consultant. Kenny: You are involved with organizations such as Lawyers for the Creative Arts (“LCA”). What drew you to these organizations, and have they helped you with your work as an attorney? Odell: I heard about LCA my 1L year. One of the people at the Career Center told me that I…