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Thank you to the sponsors of our reception honoring Presiding Judges Grace Dickler, Moshe Jacobius and Shelley Sutker-Dermer:

Deidre Baumann
Charles S. Beach
Helen Bloch
Brustin and Lundblad, Ltd.
Marshall Dickler
Hon. & Mrs. Roger G. Fein
Hoffenberg & Block
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
ISBA Mutual
Steven Levin, Levin & Perconti
McCorkle Court Reporters
Steven J. Rizzi, Meyers & Flowers

Scharf Banks Marmor LLC
Donald C. Schiller, Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, LLP

and special thanks to Jenner & Block for hosting us

Decalogue Young Lawyer & Law Student Happy Hour

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Students & Young Lawyers get one free drink!

Hubbard Inn
110 W Hubbard, Chicago

RSVP by March 31

Anti-Semitism Here
 Around the World

(Special program for Erev Yom HaShoah)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
5:30pm Reception
6:00-7:30pm Seminar

Eric Fusfield
B'nai Brith International
Kenneth Marcus
Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law

Seyfarth Shaw
131 S Dearborn

1.5 hours General MCLE Credit

Co-spsonsored by B'nai Brith and the Brandeis Center

Register Now 
(this class is free but registration is required)
Decalogue is a co-sponsor of The Illinois Chapter of the Association of Attorney Mediators (“AAM”) pro-bono mediation service during the first week in June. Mediation will be available to all parties who agree to mediate, whether the dispute is a case filed in court or one not yet in litigationThis service uniquely makes mediation available for smaller cases in which parties may not otherwise be able to justify or afford the services of a private mediator.

Download the pdf for more information
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


APRIL 1, 2015

Deadline for Associate Judge Candidates to submit applications to the Alliance for Judicial Screening

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.

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