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Decalogue has moved!
As of April 1, Decalogue is located at 134 N LaSalle, Suite 1430 

Thank you to the sponsors
who made our 80th Anniversary Dinner possible

Gold Sponsor
ISBA Mutual
Much Shelist

Bronze Sponsors
The Healy Law Firm
Heinrich & Kramer, P.C.

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Levin & Perconti
Jeffrey M. Leving
Lincoln Title Company

Gerald S. Schur

Individual Sponsors
Hon. Morton Denlow
Hon. Roger Fein
Susanne Fein
Hon. Alan J. Greiman
Hon. Deborah J. Gubin
Susan K. Horn
J Street Chicago Lawyers' Network
Mark Karno
Corky Lane
Fred Lane
Kerry R. Peck
Raila & Associates, PC, Paula Raila, JD
Steven J. Rizzi
Devlin Schoop
Nancy M. Vizer


The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute 
in partnership with 
Jewish National Fund Lawyers for Israel, 
The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, 
Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois
 and Decalogue Society of Lawyers


The National Conference of Jewish Lawyers 
at the National Jewish Retreat

Register today:

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Loop

Opening Session: 11:00 a.m.

Gala Dinner and Keynote Panel: 6:00 p.m.



Former US Attorney General 
Judge Michael B. Mukasey

"Once-in-a-Millenium Scholar" and Talmudist 
Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

The top bankruptcy lawyers in the nation and a smorgasbord of top legal professionals and scholars in a variety of legal fields.


Conference Chairmen:

David T. Brown, Much Shelist, P.C. 
Daniel I. Schlessinger, Locke Lord, LLP 
Keith J. Shapiro, Greenberg Traurig, LLP 
James H.M. Sprayregen, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP 

David B. Allswang, Holland & Knight; Jerry H. Biederman, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg; Myron M. Cherry, Myron M. Cherry & Associates; Herbert H. Franks, Franks Gerkin & McKenna; Jonathan P. Friedland, Levenfeld Pearlstein; Judge Alan J. Greiman, ret.; Lydia Gross Kamerlink, Kamerlink Stark & Powers; Bennett E. Kaplan, Axium Consulting; Harold L. Kaplan, Foley & Lardner; Steven H. Lavin, Lavin & Waldon; Jack S. Levin, Kirkland & Ellis; Harvey R. Miller, Weil Gotshal & Manges; David B. Pogrund, Stone Pogrund & Korey; Judge Lee Preston, ret.; Elliot Richardson, Korey Cotter Heather & Richardson; Ronald S. Safer, Schiff Hardin; David R. Seligman, Kirkland & Ellis; Gil M. Soffer, Katten Muchin Rosenman; Steven A. Stender, Much Shelist; Michael H. Traison, Miller Canfield

Up to six (6) MCLE Ethics (Professional) Credits will be available

For more information or to get involved, contact: 
Rabbi Meir HechtChicago Director 
The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute 


Decalogue Board of Managers Votes to Support Gay Marriage in Illinois
November 28, 2012 in Chicago, Il

Read Decalogue's Resolution of Support

Read what Decalogue President Michael Strom had to say about Equal Marriage
in an interview with the Chicago Jewish News

Decalogue Outing to Shalom Chicago Exhibit at the Chicago History Museum April 21, 2013

Lee, Zoe, Katie & Bobby Matanky, Michael Strom, Judge Deborah Gubin, Gloria Schor, 
Frank Vozak & Terrie Rymer, Peggy Liu, Aviva Patt, Jim Goldberg, Jonathan & Elana Lubin & family,
(seated) Stacey Apfel with Alivia and Elly Goldberg, (not pictured) Robert & Lee Karton, Robert Spiegel

ABA President and Decalogue member Laurel Bellows was interviewed by Chicago Grid 
and shared insights about the struggle women attorneys face trying to maintain a good work-life balance.


Read the full article here

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.

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

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