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LAGBAC/HLAI Attorneys and Law Students Social Mixer.

Join us in welcoming the New Year! January 27, 2014, 6-8 p.m. at Jacks Tap 901 W Jackson Blvd. $10 for attorneys and guests (includes appetizers and two drink tickets). Free for law students. Please see flyer for details.

HLAI Charities Holiday Party

December 11, 5:30 p.m.
La Taberna Tapas, 1301 S. Halsted
Join HLAI friends in holiday cheer to celebrate our annual holiday gathering and to help raise funds and awareness for all that HLAI Charities does! JD Mentors and scholarships depend on your support, so come have an awesome time at LA TABERNA TAPAS.

Click here for flyer!

HLAI Latina Lawyers Committee Holiday Party

You are cordially invited to a holiday reception hosted by:

CBA's Alliance for Women, Black Women Lawyers' Association, Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois' Latina Lawyers, ISBA Diversity Leadership Council and Standing Committee on Women and the Law, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and YLS Women in the Law Committee
Chicago Bar Association
321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
On behalf of the AFW’s Domestic Violence and Advocacy Committee, we will also be collecting small denomination gift cards (for stores like Target, CVS, etc.) to donate to survivors of domestic violence who are receiving shelter this season through Connections for Abused Women and Their Children.

Please RSVP to: afw@chicagobar.org by Tuesday, December 10, 2013

PRBA Food Drive

HLAI – PRBA food drive (November 23) – please see attached flyer and please consider a financial contribution.

Familia es Familia: Understanding the LGBTQ Immigrant Experience and the Issues

Tuesday, November 19th, 6-8 p.m.

Institute del Progresso Latino, 2520 S Western Ave, Chicago IL 60604

Presented by the LGBT Immigrant Rights Coalition

Click here to download our flyer

llinois Driver Certificate Act – CLE on November 14, 2013, 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

CLE presented by CBA and Illinois Judges Association

This CLE program, which is being jointly sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois Judges Association, aims to inform the bench and bar about the Illinois Driver's Certificate Act before it goes into effect.

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Immigration Fraud and Notarios With Federal/State Officials


When: 11/13/2013, 12:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Where: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: Unauthorized Practice & Multidisciplinary Practice
Experience Level: Intermediate
TOPICS:
NON-ATTORNEYS' ROLES IN PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE US CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
Authorized activities for non-attorneys, the regulations governing such activities before the USCIS, and what can be done about the unauthorized practice of law.

THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PERSPECTIVE ON NOTARIOS
A review of the handling of matters before the Board of Immigration Appeals by non-attorneys, the applicable regulations, and enforcement measures.

ILLINOIS STATE REGULATIONS REGARDING NON-ATTORNEY IMMIGRATION SERVICE PROVIDERS AND STATE ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
State law, registration, and compliance issues for non-attorney immigration service providers, and the actions taken against non-attorneys for failure to adhere to those requirements.
SPEAKERS:
Cecilia Abundis, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Kathy John, Associate General Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice

Click here for further information

CANDIDATE EVENTS


Candidate for Judge Diana Rosario

The Committee to Elect Diana Rosario is hosting the following reception:
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 P.M.
Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th Street, Merrionette Park, IL 6080
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For more information visit:
http://www.dianarosarioforjudge.org/updates-and-events/
and
http:/bit.ly/RosarioEvents

Candidate for Judge Joanne Rosado

Citizens for Joanne Rosado is hosting the following reception:
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Café Zalute, 9501 Devon Ave, Rosemont, Illinois
Please click here for more details: http://media.wix.com/ugd/3919ba_84451bc16793fa828a94517608a65aa3.pdf

Click here to download our flyer

Disclaimer of Endorsement:
The Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI) encourages its dues-paying members to ask HLAI to communicate information regarding upcoming events that may be of interest to its members. HLAI, which includes its Officers or Directors acting in their representative capacities, does not endorse any candidate for any elected office. An announcement or information posted at the request of individual members or affiliated organizations is for informational purposes only and does not represent HLAI's endorsement, position, or policy. Any candidate for elected office claiming an endorsement from HLAI or any of its Officers or Directors acting in their representative capacities is doing so without HLAI's permission or authority.

DOMA, Immigration and Mental Health

DOMA, Immigration and Mental Health: How the Supreme Court’s ruling impacts the LGBTQ Immigrant Community & the increasing role of mental health in immigration

Presented by the Adler School of Professional Psychology and the LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition of Chicago

Moderators:
Kim L Hunt, Affinity Community Services
Roberto M. Romero-Perez, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

Monday, October 7th 8:30-10:30 a.m.
At the Adler School Community Hall, 17 N Dearborn St.

RSVP to Erinn Haynes: erinn.intern@affinity95.org

Please see entire event flyer in our September 2013 newsletter on our News tab.

JD Mentors Kick-Off Event

Please join us for the HLAI JD Mentors Program Kick-off Event on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

The JD Mentors program pairs students with attorneys who will act as their mentor. The event will offer attorneys and students who are interested in participating a chance to network with each other and sign up to be mentors/mentees in the upcoming school year.

The event will take place at Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, 222 N. LaSalle St., Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

To RSVP for the event, please send an email to jdmentors@gmail.com no later than Sunday, September 22, 2013.

We look forward to seeing you on September 24, 2013.

JD Mentors Program,
Kevin Gallardo and Matt Alva, Co-Chairs

Judicial Fundraising Events

Candidate for Judge Diana Rosario

The Committee to Elect Diana Rosario is hosting the following reception:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 P.M.

Lazo’s Restaurant
2009 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

For more information visit http:/bit.ly/RosarioEvents

Candidate for Judge Maritza Martinez

The Committee to Elect Martiza Martinez is hosting the following reception:

Monday, September 30, 2013
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

La Villa Restaurant & Banquets
3632 N. Pulaski
Chicago, IL 60641

For more information visit www.MartizaMartinezForJudge.com

Candidate for Judge Al Maldonado

The Committee to Elect Al Maldonado is hosting the following reception:

Campaign Kick-Off Event
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
5:30 - 7:30 pm

OUTPUT LOUNGE
1758 WEST GRAND AVE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

To RSVP or purchase tickets please email: almaldonadoforjudge@gmail.com

Disclaimer of Endorsement:
The Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI) encourages its dues-paying members to ask HLAI to communicate information regarding upcoming events that may be of interest to its members. HLAI, which includes its Officers or Directors acting in their representative capacities, does not endorse any candidate for any elected office. An announcement or information posted at the request of individual members or affiliated organizations is for informational purposes only and does not represent HLAI's endorsement, position, or policy. Any candidate for elected office claiming an endorsement from HLAI or any of its Officers or Directors acting in their representative capacities is doing so without HLAI's permission or authority.

End of Year Barbeque

Come celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of another school year with the JD Mentors Program. Please join us at a barbeque hosted by HLAI Board Member Sergio Acosta at his home in Elmhurst, Illinois. The barbeque will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to jdmentors@gmail.com by August 20, 2013. We look forward to seeing you there.

HLAI Induction Ceremony

HLAI invites you to attend its induction ceremony. Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Please note that RSVPs are necessary so that your name can be submitted to the security desk. RSVPs are still being accepted and can be made through Wednesday afternoon to mslavik@mcandrews-ip.com .

Please download the pdf for event details.

HISPANIC LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS CHARITIES

Invites you to join us for a night of baseball at U.S. Cellular Field!

Come watch the Chicago White Sox vs New York Mets

Wednesday June 26, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.
Tickets are $35.00 for reserved tickets.
This price includes a private pre-game party (at 4:30 pm).

Proceeds will fund the charitable missions of HLAIC
For information and tickets, please email hlaicharities@gmail.com

ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 5:30.

For additional event and rsvp information, please see attachment.

Annual Meeting (PDF)

HLAI Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund and Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois Scholarship and Awards Reception

Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund and Hispanic Lawyers of Illinois invite you to attend their scholarship and awards reception. Thursday, May 16, 2013, 5:30-9:00 pm at Winston & Strawn.

For invitation and RSVP information please see attached.

Scholarship Reception (PDF)

Membership Appreciation Social

The Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois invites its members to a Membership Appreciation Social.

Wednesday, April 17th -- 5:30-7:30pm
The Metropolitan Club
233 S. Wacker Drive, 67th Floor,
Chicago, IL 60606


We look forward to an evening of networking and socializing with fellow members.
  • This complimentary event includes appetizers and house beer, wine, and soda.
  • Attire for this event is business casual.
  • A photo id is required to enter the building.
Please RSVP to eriojas@chicagobar.org with subject: RSVP HLAI Member Event

If you have not paid your dues and would like to attend please visit our website at www.hlai.org for membership information, or email hlaimembership@yahoo.com . Pay your dues to attend and to be eligible to vote in the upcoming HLAI elections!

HLAI thanks its sponsor for this event -- The Metropolitan Club.

*The Metropolitan Club is a private membership club that houses three restaurants, seventeen private event rooms, a fitness center, and offers partnerships with private clubs, restaurants and hotels around Chicagoland and all over the world. That evening they will be offering an exclusive Metropolitan Club Membership discount to HLAI members only.*

Velada Entre Amigos y Colegas

The LGBT Committee of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI) and The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC) invite you to:

Velada Entre Amigos y Colegas, with keynote speaker Angelica Lopez, a plaintiff in the civil lawsuit against the State of Illinois’s provision that prevents marriages for same sex couples.

Tuesday April 30, 2013. 5:30 to 7:30 hosted by Quarles & Brady at 300 N LaSalle Street, Suite 4000. For additional event and rsvp information, please see attachment.

Latina Lawyers Committee Panel Discussion

What’s that Job Like? How Do I Manage My Job, Personal Life and Still Give Back? How can I get the job I want? These and many more questions will be answered.

April 2, 2013
5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Novack and Macey LLP
100 North Riverside Plaza, 15th Floor
Chicago, IL


Please RSVP to latina.lawyers@yahoo.com

Special thanks to our sponsor, Novack and Macey LLP

2013 Vanguard Awards

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
11:30 a.m. reception • 12:00 p.m. lunch
Standard Club • 320 S. Plymouth Court • Grand Ballroom


Please join us as we honor the individuals and institutions who have made the law and legal profession more accessible to and reflective of the community at-large.

Additional Event Information

$65 per person
$650 for table of 10


For reservations, contact Tamra Drees at
312-554-2057 or tdrees@chicagobar.org

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Discusses "My Beloved World"

The Chicago Bar Association – Puerto Rican Bar Association – Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois are honored to present: Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States as she discusses her new book, “My Beloved World” “Mi Mundo Adorado” by Knopf Publishing.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
1:00 PM, Standard Club Grand Ballroom

Tickets--$15. To make a reservation for the event, contact Tamra Drees at 312-554-2057 or tdrees@chicagobar.org

Books--please reserve your copy by January 23. To purchase and/or receive your copies call Women & Children First Bookstore at 773-769-9299 or visit www.womenandchildrenfirst.com.

Click here for detailed event information.

2012 HLAI Holiday Party with ALPFA

Join HLAI and ALPFA, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 to celebrate the holidays and support a great cause--HLAI Charities programs designed to help Latino law students. Purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/xmasfiesta. Mezcalina, 333 East Benton Place, Chicago 5:30-8:30

Dream Relief Day

The workshop and college fair will be hosted by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights on August 15, 2012 at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom at 9A.M. See August 2012 newsletter for details.

37th Annual HNBA Convention

The annual convention will be held in Seattle, Washington from August 11, 2012 through August 25, 2012.

PRBA Rooftop Summer Soiree

The Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) is hosting a “Rooftop Summer Soiree” on September 6, 2012 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Pegasus Restaurant on 130 S. Halsted in Chicago. See August 2012 newsletter for details.

Mission Trip To Mexico

By invitation of the Mexican Supreme Court, HLAI will be taking a historic mission trip to Mexico from September 24, 2012 through September 26, 2012.

Induction Ceremony of the 2012-2013 Board of Directors

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THE HISPANIC LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
Cordially invites you to attend our
Induction Ceremony of the 2012-2013 Board of Directors
& the Presentation of JD Mentors Scholarships
Thursday, June 7, 2012
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ARDC AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR PROFESSIONAL REPUTATION

The June 30th reporting deadline for “A-M” is just around the corner. You need 6.0 hours of ethics credit andHLAI has just the thing for its paid members:Join HLAI for a Brown Bag lunch presentation…WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ARDC AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR PROFESSIONAL REPUTATION presented by Allison L. Wood, Principal of Legal Ethics Consulting, P.C. Ms. Wood formerly worked for the ARDC and will provide us tips on reducing our risk of becoming subject of a disciplinary claim. 1.0 hour Ethics CLE credit –pending. April 19th at Noon.

Hosted by the Law Office of the Public Defender, 69 W. Washington, 17th Floor – Classroom. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Maria Michel.

To renew your HLAI membership and be eligible to attend this CLE, visit this page.


Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

HLAI serves all of Illinois, including Chicago and all surrounding suburbs, including Aurora, Elgin, Naperville, Elmhurst, Des Plaines, Mt. Prospect, Evanston, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Chicago Heights, and more.