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 Decalogue Summer CLEs

Decalogue is pleased to offer three special “hot topic” CLEs open to the public in partnership with synagogues in the city and suburbs.

Sunday, August 7, 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm

Illinois Marijuana Laws

Speaker: State Representative Lou Lang

Ezra Habonim Niles Township Jewish Congregation

4500 Dempster, Skokie

2 hours MCLE Credit 

Register Here

Tuesday, August 16, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm

Sex Trafficking

Speaker: Donna Fishman, JCAST Chicago

Temple Sholom

3480 N Lakeshore Drive, Chicago

1.5 hours MCLE Credit

Register Here

Monday, August 29, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm

Iran – Update on Sanctions After the Nuclear Deal

Speaker: Inna Tsimerman, International Trade Counsel of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Anshe Emet Synagogue

3751 N Broadway, Chicago

1.5 hours MCLE Credit

Register 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.

Support Decalogue


Decalogue mourns the loss of Judge Abner J. Mikva
Decalogue mourns the loss of Judge Abner J. Mikva, a champion of justice, and long-time Decalogue member.

As a lawyer, political activist, state legislator, congressman, judge, and Presidential counselor, Abner Mikva fought for civil rights and civil liberties, social and economic justice, and open, honest, responsive government.

Decalogue extends our deepest condolences to Abner's wife Zoe, daughters Judge Mary Mikva, Laurie Mikva, and Rabbi Rachel Mikva, and their families.

Services are private but a public memorial will be held in August.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Abner & Zoe Mikva Legacy Fund at the Mikva Challenge, a non-profit which works to educate and empower young people to become active citizens and community leaders.

Read tributes to Judge Mikva:

May his memory be for a blessing. 


Thank you to the sponsors who helped make our
82nd Annual Dinner a success! 

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
ISBA Mutual
Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop, LLC
Levin & Perconti

Frank Andreou
Deidre Baumann
Mark Karno
Robert W. Matanky 
Richardson & Mackoff Ltd.
Steven J. Rizzi
Scharf Banks Marmor LLC




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(The Decalogue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization registered with the State of Illinois. Donations are deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes)


AAJLJ Statement on Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland

March 30, 2016

For Immediate Release

The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (“AAJLJ”), in recognition of the critical importance of a Supreme Court with a full complement of Justices to the effective administration of law and justice, urges the United States Senate to promptly undertake its constitutional role of fairly considering the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, and then advising on, and, if it so determines, consenting to, the nomination.

The AAJLJ was founded in 1983 and is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (“IAJLJ”).  The IAJLJ was founded in 1969 by the late Justice Arthur J. Goldberg of the United States Supreme Court, the late Justice Haim Cohen of the Supreme Court of Israel, and René Cassin, French Nobel Laureate and author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The AAJLJ is the voluntary bar association of American Jewish lawyers. 

For additional information or for questions, please contact Stephen Greenwald at or (646) 872-5979.


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134 N LaSalle Ste 1430
Chicago IL 60602