Happy Hour + Networking
Thursday, April 24 - 5:30 pm
Winston & Strawn - 35 W. Wacker Drive

In addition to networking, the HBA will be launching its new Student Peer Mentoring Program. The Program seeks to provide a support structure for incoming 1L’s and aspiring law students by matching them with a senior law student mentor. This will be a great opportunity for student mentors and mentees to meet with each other and other HBA members.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by April 21st.

HBA Reception Hosted by the Hellenic Law Students Association
Wed, April 30th - 5:00 pm to 7pm
The John Marshall Law School  - 
315 S. Plymouth CT, Room 3 East

The Hellenic Law Students Association at the John Marshall Law School will be hosting a Hellenic Bar Association Reception at The John Marshall Law School on April 30 in Room 3 East.  

For more information, please contact 2013 Scholarship award winner and Vice President of the Hellenic Law Students Association, Christos Photiou (christosphotiou@gmail.com).  Thanks Christos!

Law Day
Thurs, May 15th - 4:15 pm
Judge Kocoras' Courtroom - 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago

Law Day begins as students from the Guardian Angel Greek Orthodox Day School, Hellenic American Academy, and Koraes Elementary School will submit essays related to a legal issue for our annual Law Day event. For the first time, students who do not attend these schools will be able to submit their essays online at www.hellenicbar.org. Winners will present their essay in Judge Charles P. Kocoras' courtroom!

Law Day will take place on Thursday, May 15, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. Judge Kocoras' courtroom is located in the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn Street, Room No. 1719, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

A reception immediately will follow the presentations across the street at the Chicago Bar Association located at 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois.

All HBA members are encouraged to attend the presentations and reception courtesy of the Hellenic Bar Foundation.

Summer Party + Election
Thurs, May 29th - 5:30 pm

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 29th for our annual summer party and election of new officers and directors.

More details to follow.

Judges' Night
Thursday, June 5th - 5:30 pm
National Hellenic Museum - 333 S. Halsted, Chicago

The Chicago legal event of the summer is back on June 5th on the rooftop of the National Hellenic Museum.

Last year we filled the roof of the museum as we hosted over 100 Federal Court, Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Court Judges of Cook, Lake, and DuPage Counties for an evening of networking and camaraderie.

2014 Scholarship Ball
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel - 221 North Columbus Drive, Chicago

Save the date for the the HBA's premier event benefiting our scholarship program and Law Day event.  You will not want to miss an evening of fine dining, dancing, entertainment, silent auction and celebration at the 2014 Scholarship Ball.


Congratulations Judge Tony!

The Hellenic Bar Association congratulates Judge Tony Kyriakopoulos for his win last night in the Democratic primary for Judge in the 10th Judicial Subcircuit.

Judge Tony's impressive record as a judge and former prosecutor resonated with the voters.

Judge Tony, his entire family and a strong group of supporters tirelessly campaigned in the months leading up to the primary.

 Congratulations to them for their hard work and support.  We look forward to Judge Tony's continued service on the bench for many years to come.

Student Peer Mentoring Program

Attention all law students and aspiring law students. The HBA is proud to announce its new Student Peer Mentoring Program, made for law students by law students.

Senior law students (2L’s, 3L’s, LLM’s, and recently graduated judicial law clerks) will be matched with incoming law students and undergraduate pre-law majors. The mentoring program will last for a year, but we hope it will create lifetime friendships and bonds.

The Student Peer Mentoring Program seeks to provide incoming law students with a smooth transition into their law school experience. The Peer Mentors are available to help incoming law students navigate their way through 1L obstacles including exam preparation, law school internships, and finding a law school and personal life balance.

The program also seeks to provide a support system for pre-law undergraduate majors in selecting a major, studying for the LSAT, and navigating through the laws school application process. Peer Mentors will also be available to provide information on law school selection.

Peer mentors and students will be assigned by the end of May. A kickoff reception will be held at the HBA Networking Event on April 24th.

To participate in the Student Peer Mentoring Program as either a mentor or a mentee, please contact Jamie Leberis at jleberis@gmail.com. High school students seeking information about  a college pre-law curriculum and attending law school in the future may also contact Jamie.  

Mentor Program

Do you want to be a mentor? Do you need a mentor? If yes, we hope that you will participate in the new HBA lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program that we are sponsoring in partnership with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.

Experienced attorneys (six or more years) will be matched with newly licensed attorneys (three years or less) for a year-long mentoring program. Both mentors and mentees will receive six professional responsibility CLE credits upon successful program completion.

This lawyer mentoring program creates opportunities for experienced lawyers to guide new lawyers in developing the practical skills and judgment to practice in a highly competent manner and to instill the ethical and professional values that characterize excellent lawyers.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://lawyermentor.ilsccp.org/hbai/

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