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Behind the scenes before the Supreme Court of Illinois 1st District New Lawyer Admission Ceremony.
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LAGBAC (The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago)
The Minority Bar CLE Conference returns for the 7th year on June 27th and 28th at the Chicago regional office of the Illinois State Bar Association! Among the scheduled program topics include:

• Diversity in the judiciary
• Thriving as a solo practitioner
• Advancement of minority female litigators
• Voting rights and recent legal developments
• Technology and the law
• The challenges of protecting intellectual property in China
• Immigration law hot topics

...and many more!

A total of 8.5 hours MCLE credit is available, including 2.5 hours of Professional Responsibility (pending approval).

Registration is FREE for members of sponsoring bar organizations! Register now at isba.org/cle/path?pathPage=%2Fisba%2Fcourses%2F11978.

Sponsoring bar organizations include the following: LAGBAC, FALA, ISBA, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area, Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc., Chinese American Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois - HLAI, Korean American Bar Association of Chicago, Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois, South Asian Bar Association of Chicago, and Women's Bar Association of Illinois.

Hope to see you there!
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Learn about LAGBAC and its programming in the Diversity Scholarship Foundation’s “Profiles in the Law” in a brief discussion with Justice Jesse G. Reyes on CANTV!
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LAGBAC (The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago)
Members,

Please find below details for two (2) 2019 Summer Scholarship Grants in the amount of $3,000 by the LAGBAC Foundation for the Cook County Public Defender Office (CCPD) Internship. The Student Internship Job Description is posted below, along with instructions to apply for the scholarship from the LAGBAC Foundation. Deadline is Friday, May 17, 2019. For questions regarding the scholarship process, please email Jeremy Gottschalk at jgottschalk@lagbac.org.

LAGBAC FOUNDATION APPLICATION PROCESS:

The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago Foundation

2019 Summer Scholarship Grant Application

The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC) is a professional, not for profit organization comprised of judges, attorneys, law students, and affiliated legal professionals that relies on the energy of its members to be successful. To this end, the LAGBAC Foundation awards grants to law students attending an accredited law school in Illinois (and in some cases, out of state) who will be working for a qualified public interest organization. The number of LAGBAC Foundation scholarship grants awarded depends on, among other factors, the result of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts and the number of qualified applicants.

All scholarship grants will be awarded by the LAGBAC Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation will award scholarship grants to support full-time, summer employment with a qualified public interest organization. Scholarship grant recipients will be required to complete 300-400 hours over a minimum 10 week period. LAGBAC Foundation scholarship grants may be used to supplement other funding received for work above and beyond the required 300 hours; however, you must disclose any other funding sources and preference will be given to students who lack other dedicated funding for summer work.

Student Eligibility:

The applicant must be a student attending an accredited Illinois law school;

The applicant must commit to complete between 300 and 400 hours over the course of a minimum 10 weeks during the 2018 summer break (roughly June through August); and

First, second, and third year full-time and part-time students are encouraged to apply and are given equal consideration.

Factors Considered:

The extent to which the applicant has participated in activities aligned with LAGBAC’s goals and mission;

The position obtained by the applicant (or intended position) and the importance of the unmet public legal need to be addressed by applicant;

The quality of supervision, including, but not limited to, training, guidance, and learning experience;

The applicant’s demonstrated commitment to public service or public interest law; and

The quality of the applicant’s application.

Qualified Organization (Cook County Public Defender Office):

An applicant must, before applying, apply to or secure a position at the Cook County Public Defender Office (you will need to turn in a copy of that application along with this application).

If you are interested in applying contact Jeremy Gottschalk, at jgottschalk@lagbac.org.

Application:

Current resume, highlighting activities in which you have participated that are consistent with LAGBAC’s mission and goals;

Personal statement (no more than three single-spaced pages);

Response to the following statement (no more than three single-spaced pages): The role that attorneys play in the LGBT rights movement;

Letter of recommendation from a practicing attorney or law school professor/administrator;

Either: (a) A letter from a representative at a qualified organization where applicant has obtained summer employment or (b) a copy of your application to the qualified organization where you intend to work; and

Applicant must be a member of LAGBAC and may be asked to participate in a brief interview.

At the end of the summer, the applicant and the qualified organization will be responsible for jointly preparing a brief report summarizing the experience. The applicant will also be responsible for volunteering at least one LAGBAC Foundation or LAGBAC-sponsored networking, community service, or educational event.

The application must be received by email to jgottschalk@lagbac.org no later than the close of business Friday, MAY 17, 2019. The scholarship grants will be awarded shortly thereafter and the winner will be recognized at Lawyers for Diversity on August 1, 2019, in Chicago – Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Questions concerning the application and the potential eligibility of students and/or organizations should be directed to Jeremy H. Gottschalk at jgottschalk@lagbac.org.
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Great night at Meet the Bar with CBA Young Lawyers Section!
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TODAY! Hope to see you there! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜