Legal Education

The Decalogue Society of Lawyers is an accredited MCLE provider

  • All classes listed are offered free of charge to the public.
  • CLE credit is available only to members of Decalogue and co-sponsoring organizations.
  • If you are not already a member, you can join here for membership benefits starting now and continuing through June 30, 2017.

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2016-2017 Decalogue Society Of Lawyers and Decalogue Foundation Legal Education Series

Sponsored by Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.

  • Registration is required for all classes and must be made on-line.
  • Reservations can not be made by phone or email.
  • Registration opens 4-8 weeks prior to each class.
  • Decalogue members may email the office to pre-register for classes that are not yet open.

Upcoming Programming

Wednesday, April 26, 11:30am-1:30pm

2017 Ethics Update

Speaker: Wendy Muchman, ARDC Director of Litigation
Location: ISBA Mutual, 20 S Clark, Ste 800
2 hours Professional Responsibility credits pending

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Wednesday, May 10, 12:15pm-1:15pm

Burnout in Lawyering II

Speaker: Alice Virgil, M.A., L.C.S.W.
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775
1 hour Professional Responsibility credits pending

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Thursday, May 18, 11:30am-1:30pm

Unrepresented Litigants

Speakers: Judge Deborah J. Gubin, Prof. Clifford Scott-Rudnick
Location: John Marshall Law School, 315 S Plymouth
1.5 hours Professional Responsibility Credit pending

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Wednesday, May 24, 12:15pm-1:15pm

Service & Process

Speaker: Joel Chupack, Partner, Heinrich & Kramer
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775
1 hour General MCLE credit

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Legal Encounters with Halacha

Special CLE Series with Rabbi Yona Reiss

These are advanced level classes with a prerequisite of advanced Talmudic study.

Mondays 12:15pm-1:15pm
Location: Kirkland & Ellis, 300 N LaSalle
1 hour General MCLE credit

Previous Classes

Monday, July 11 12:15pm-1:15pm
Topic: When Politics and Halacha Collide: The Truth about the American Rabbinate, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Validation Process for Jewish Conversions
Speaker: Rabbi Yona Reiss
Location: Kirkland & Ellis, 300 N LaSalle

Sunday, August 7 10:00am-12:00pm
Topic: Illinois Marijuana Laws
Speaker: State Representative Lou Lang
Location: Ezra Habonim Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 Dempster, Skokie
2 hours MCLE Credit

Monday, August 8 12:15pm-1:15pm
Topic: Shylock’s Pound of Flesh & Halacha
Speaker: Rabbi Yona Reiss
Location: Kirkland & Ellis, 300 N LaSalle

Tuesday, August 16, 7:00-8:30pm
Topic: Sex Trafficking
Speaker: Donna Fishman, JCAST Chicago
Location: Temple Sholom, 3480 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
1.5 hours MCLE Credit

Monday, August 29 7:00-8:30pm
Topic: Iran – Update on Sanctions After the Nuclear Deal
Speaker: Inna Tsimerman, International Trade Counsel of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
Location: Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N Broadway, Chicago
1.5 hours MCLE Credit

Monday, September 12, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Topic: World Trade Center Agunot
Speaker: Rabbi Yona Reiss
Location: Kirkland & Ellis, 300 N LaSalle

Wednesday, September 28, 11:30am-1:30pm
Video CLE – The Good Wife: Another Ham Sandwich
Speaker: Prof. Cliff Scott-Rudnick will lead a discussion of ethical issues posed in this episode of the award-winning legal drama
Location: John Marshall Law School, 315 S Plymouth
2 hours Professional Responsibility credits

Wednesday, November 2, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Navigating the Workers Compensation Commission
Speaker: Arbitrator Milton Black
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, November 9, 12:15pm-1:15pm
The 2nd Amendment and Gun Rights in Illinois
Speaker: Lester Finkle
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, November 16, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits For You and For Your Clients:
Inside the Black Box!
Speaker: Avram Sacks
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775
1 Hour Professional Responsibility Credits

Wednesday, November 30, 12:15pm-1:15pm
The New Residential Closing Process
Speaker: John O’Brien
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, December 7, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Elder Law and Ethics
Speaker: Michael Erde
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775
1 hour Professional Responsibility credit

Hon. Gerald C. Bender Memorial Lecture
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9:30am-12:00pm
Responding to Antisemitism in the UN (and other International Institutions): What can America Do?
Speakers: Prof. Steven H. Resnicoff, David Levitt, Michael Weil
Location: Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation AG Beth Israel
7117 N Crawford Avenue, Lincolnwood

Wednesday, December 14, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Police/Civilian Interaction
Speaker: Jonathan Lubin
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, January 11, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Current Trends in ADR
Speakers: Cecilia Horan and Elizabeth Lyons
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, January 18, 11:30am-1:30pm
Special MLK Day Video CLE: “Ali”
Speakers: Judge Leonard Murray, Sharon Strickland; Class Leader: Prof. Cliff Scott-Rudnick
Location: John Marshall Law School, 315 S Plymouth
2.5 Hours Professional Responsibility Credits
Co-sponsors: Black Women Lawyers Association, Cook County Bar Association, John Marshall Law School

Wednesday, February 1, 12:15pm-1:15pm
To H-1B Or Not To H-1B and Other Immigration Questions
Speaker: Nancy Vize
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, February 8, 12:15pm-1:15pm
2017 Income Tax Update
Speaker: Lawrence Krupp, Director, Kessler Orlean Silver
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775
1.5 hours General MCLE Credit

Wednesday, February 15, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Entrapment – Are You Predisposed?
Speaker: Hon. James A. Shapiro (ret’d)
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Wednesday, March 15, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Mediation Q&As
Speaker: Hon. Michael Panter (ret’d)
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775
1 hour Professional Responsibility Credit

Wednesday, March 22, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Family Law IMD
Speaker: Judge Grace Dickler
Location: 134 N LaSalle Room 775

Monday, March 27, 7:30-9:00pm
Social Media: Do the Laws Adequately Protect Our Kids?
Speakers: Marsha Nagorsky, Associate Dean for Communications, University of Chicago Law School; Deborah Pergament, Managing Attorney, Children’s Law Group, LLC; State Sen. Ira Silverstein
Location: Congregation Ezras Israel, 7001 N California
1.5 hours General MCLE credit
Co-Sponsored with Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School and Congregation Ezras Israel