The Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue
Welcome to the new website for The Decalogue Society of Lawyers.  For over eighty years, Decalogue has supported Jewish lawyers and the legal community in Chicago and throughout Illinois.  Our improved website provides better tools and information to serve our communities.  We have quite a bit planned so come back often to see all that Decalogue has to offer!

The Decalogue Society of Lawyers strongly condemns the horrific act of violence, as well as the hatred, anti-Semtism, racism, and xenophobia on display at the “Unite the Right” rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. 



Our nation stands against such things.  We also join with those offering condolences to Heather Heyer’s family and prayers for those injured in the vehicular attack on those exercising their freedom of speech.  Decalogue also offers its condolences to the families of the two Virginia State Police officers who lost their lives while monitoring the rally, in their efforts to keep people safe.


The United States Constitution, through the Bill of Rights and later amendments, shows our value for celebrating the diversity of our citizenry. Over its existence, our country has endured numerous battles, including on battlefields and in courtrooms, to recognize the dignity and inherent rights of all Americans, regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin or sexual orientation.  These successes have proven the validity of our country’s motto, e pluribus unum (out of many, one).  Though we all may come from different backgrounds, we are always stronger together and, together, we can overcome any challenge.


Hate is one of the greatest evils that all societies must confront. And they must confront it decisively. Though it was our parents and grandparents who fought to defeat the Nazis, our nation now faces the frightening reemergence of hate groups espousing the same toxic ideology that saw the murder of millions, including 6 million Jews. In the face of this challenge, it is important for all people of good conscience to stand united against acts of violence and intimidation, which are a threat to American democracy and values. For over eight decades, Decalogue has stood at the forefront of battling against all forms of hate and discrimination and to ensure that our nation remains free for all of its citizens. Decalogue shall continue to proudly stand among the voices opposing the evils of hate and intolerance and to protect our system of government and the rule of law, which is designed to protect us all.

Services Decalogue Provides
The Decalogue Society of Lawyers was founded in 1934 to promote justice in society and to advance and improve the law, administration of justice and legal profession.
The Judicial Evaluation Committee is member of the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening, providing fair and impartial reviews of judicial candidates.
The Decalogue Society of Lawyers is an accredited MCLE provider hosting more than 12 classes during the year.
During the year, Decalogue hosts many events including our Annual Meeting, Judicial Reception, along with working with other organizations to develop relationships within the legal community.
We strive to help our members develop their careers by offering them unique job opportunities.
Member-to-Member Referrals

Did you know that member-to-member referrals are one of the benefits of your Decalogue membership? Here’s our latest success story:

“Former Decalogue President Joel Chupack recently referred a federal criminal investigation to another former Decalogue President, James A. Shapiro, a former federal prosecutor. Pursuant to ethical guidelines, a referral fee was paid. So far, the representation has been very successful, with the avoidance of the client waiving his Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights by speaking to federal agents without counsel.”

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The Cook County Sheriff’s office has launched a reporting hotline for discrimination and hate crime incidents for anyone who feels they are being threatened or targeted as a result of their religion, race, nationality and/or sexual orientation.

Those who call the 24/7 hotline will receive a direct response to their incidents by Sheriff’s Office staff, who will help connect callers to other agencies, Sheriff’s detectives, or legal assistance if the matter would be best addressed by external resources.

Decalogue was represented at the announcement by 1st Vice President Mitchell Goldberg and Treasurer Jonathan Lubin, pictured below with Sheriff Tom Dart, members of the Sheriff’s Advisory Council on Islamic Affairs, and other community representatives.

View the press conference video

Decalogue seeking volunteers for the JUF Legal Service program

The Decalogue Society of Lawyers is seeking volunteers for the 

JUF Legal Service program.  
 
The JCLS has over 600 requests for legal services; 
to date only about 60 clients have been assigned an attorney. 

 Decalogue has committed to recruit more attorneys as part of our Social Action program 

and to fulfill the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam.
 

Decalogue makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or truthfulness of any information posted to this page. We do not have the means to ensure that everyone is who they claim to be and make no guarantees as to the legitimacy or accuracy of any job postings.
Jobs
Regular Rates
1 Year Membership
$140

Per person/year

1 year of membership
20 general CLE credits
3 Professional Responsibility credits
10-20% event discounts
Alliant Credit Union membership
Smokeball software discount
$10/mo discount on IICLE subscription
2 Year Membership
$240

Per person/year

2 years of membership
20 general CLE credits
3 Professional Responsibility credits
10-20% event discounts
Alliant Credit Union membership
Smokeball software discount
$10/mo discount on IICLE subscription
3 Year Membership
$360

Per person/year

3 years of membership
20 general CLE credits
3 Professional Responsibility credits
10-20% event discounts
Alliant Credit Union membership
Smokeball software discount
$10/mo discount on IICLE subscription