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37th World Zionist Congress


The World Zionist Congress (WZC) meets every five years to discuss issues of vital importance to the global Jewish community, i.e. Jewish identity, peace and security, anti-semitism, civil society in Israel, and the future of the State of Israel. Voting in the upcoming 37th WZC offers a unique opportunity for you to cast your vote to send delegates to the WZC to represent your voice.

Voters must declare that they are Jewish; will be at least 18 years of age by June 30, 2015; permanently reside in the United States, accept the Jerusalem program (text on election website), and did not vote in the last Israeli Knesset election.

Click here to go to the election website where you can read about the parties running in the election, register ($10) and vote by April 30.

DSL Law Students & Young Lawyers Divisions

"2nd Annual Decalogue Shabbat Dinner @ Milt's BBQ" 

Friday, January 30, 2015

3411 N Broadway, Chicago
Buy Student Tickets for $10

Buy Young Lawyer Tickets for $35

Thank you to our event sponsors:

The Decalogue Society of Lawyers
 Jewish Graduate Student Initiative
Jewish Law Student Association of Northwestern University Law School
Jeffrey Kahan Memorial Fund
Law Offices of Helen B. Bloch, P.C.
Hon. James A. Shapiro (ret'd), Robinson, Shapiro & Schwartz
 Register Here for February 26

Registration will open soon for April 15
Reception Honoring Presiding Judges
Hon. Grace Dic
kler, Hon. Moshe Jacobius,
& Hon. Shelley Sutker-Dermer

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jenner & Block
353 N Clark, Chicago

Be a Sponsor!
Includes name on invitation, website, and program

Member Ticket

Non-Member Ticket

Sponsor List
(in formation)

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
ISBA Mutual
Steven Levin, Levin & Perconti
Steven J. Rizzi
Scharf Banks Marmour LLC

Save the Date!

Decalogue Annual Meeting & Installation
 Monday, June 29, 2015

Union League Club of Chicago
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.

Support Decalogue


Notice of Vacancy

Associate Judges, Circuit Court of Cook County


Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 39, the Supreme Court of Illinois has authorized the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County to post a notice that there are five (5) vacancies in the office of associate judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Applications are now being accepted for these vacancies, as well as additional vacancies which may occur during the nomination process, that will be filled by the vote of the Circuit Judges of the Circuit Court of Cook County.


Any attorney who is a United States citizen, a resident of Cook County, and licensed to practice law in Illinois may apply by completing and submitting two (2) signed originals of the application prescribed by the Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts to the address listed below:


Michael J. Tardy, Director

Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

222 N LaSalle St, 13th Floor

Chicago IL 60601


Applications must be received by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts within thirty (30) days after the date of this notice. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on February 4, 2015. An application can be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts at the above address or from the Office of the Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, 50 West Washington Street, Room 2600, Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago, IL 60602. An application may also be obtained from the Illinois Supreme Court's website,, by following the link to documents, application/forms. Applications may not be submitted electronically or via facsimile. At the close of the application process, the Director shall certify to the Chief Judge a list of those applicants who have timely filed and provide a copy of those applications.

Avis Smith, a Jewish educator in Maine, is in great need of a kidney transplant. Donating one of your kidneys is an incredible act of Chesed (loving kindness) and piety. It supports the idea that one should "not stand idly by the blood of another human being."  Leviticus 19:16

 The Maine Transplant Program has approved her as a qualified candidate for a transplant. Avis has just received word that her potential living donor does not qualify and has been excluded from the program. We are desperately seeking a living donor. Please spread the word for anyone who might be willing to be tested to contact the Maine Transplant Program and register as a potential donor for Avis. Her blood type is A positive. Thank you. Complete information for potential donors can be found at 

For more information about the Jewish medical ethics of becoming a living donor, check out  the Halachic Organ Donor Society,
 Decalogue Society of Lawyers
134 N LaSalle #1430
Chicago IL 60602