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Decalogue has moved!
As of April 1, 2014,  Decalogue is located at
134 N LaSalle, Suite 1430, Chicago IL 60602 

Rep. Kelly Cassidy will discuss hate crimes legislation, focusing on the federal Matthew Shepard-James Byrd law and amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act, as well as the effect of hate crimes on the LGBTQ community. 

Betsy Shuman-Moore and Arnold Romeo will share the topic of civil remedies for hate crimes. They will discuss the effect of hate crimes on the African-American community. 

Judge Renee Goldfarb will cover Illinois hate crimes legislation, the constitutionality of the hate crimes act, and the effect of hate crimes on the Jewish community. 

This program is free and open to the public. 

Presented by The Decalogue Society of Lawyers 
and Ezra Habonim Niles Township Jewish Congregation 
4500 Dempster, Skokie 

1.5 hours Professional Responsibility Credits


Welcome New Admittees!

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Moe's Cantina River North
155 W Kinzie Chicago

Come to network, celebrate, and welcome the New Admittees with Decalogue! 
Join other young lawyers and law students to learn more about mentoring and volunteer opportunities through the Decalogue Society of Lawyers (DSL), America's Oldest Jewish Bar Association.


Please invite ALL of your lawyer and law student friends! 
Check out our Facebook PAGE for more information!

calogue Judicial Reception

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Crowne Metro Plaza
733 W Madison, Chicago

Benefactor $1000 (includes 4 tickets)
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Contributor $500 (includes 2 tickets)
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Patron $250 (includes 1 ticket)

Donor $125 (includes 1 ticket)

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Member $75

Non-Member $90

Student $18 ($20 at the door)

How to Combat Anti-Semitism/Anti-Zionism from a Legal
 (Jewish & American) Perspective
(Hon. Gerald C. Bender Memorial Lecture)
Sunday, December 7, 2014

Panel: Rabbi Yona Reiss, JD, Professor Steven Resnicoff, Israel Consul General Roey Gilad
2 hours MCLE credit

Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation AG Beth Israel
7117 Crawford, Lincolnwood 

Co-sponsored by the Synagogue and by DePaul College of Law Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Reception Honoring Presiding Judges
Hon. Grace Dickler, Hon. Moshe Jacobius, & Hon. Shelley Sutker-Dermer
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.

November 13
Judicial Reception
Sponsor List 
(in formation)

Katz & Stefani

Court Call LLC
Leonard C. Goodman
Martin J. Healy
Scharf Banks Marmour LLC
Charles Aaron Silverman
Wintrust Wealth Management

Martin L. Glink
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
ISBA Mutual
Levin & Perconti
Thomas Matyas
Momkus McCluskey, LLC
Michael Rothmann

Deidre Baumann
Helen B. Bloch
Joel L. Chupack
Sharon L. Eiseman
Megan Goldish
Mark Karno
Ari Madoff
Robert Markoff
Matanky Realty Grooup
Steven J. Rizzi
David M. Sosin

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. The program has recommended that she find at least four more people willing to be tested as living donors. If you are willing to be considered as a potential donor for Avis, please contact Roxanne Taylor at the Maine Transplant Program and register. 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