News and Announcements

HBA Scholarship Applications Available Now!

Scholarship Application

HBA Lawyer of the Year Nominations Now Being Accepted!

Lawyer of the Year Nomination Form


Hel.LAS Clinic- Call for Volunteers

Hel.LAS is a pro bono clinic, which was created to address the legal needs of low-income members of the Greek community in the Chicago area. This clinic meets on a monthly basis (typically the second Saturday of every month). To date, we have provided advice and counsel in domestic relations, immigration, contract review, wills, power of attorneys, landlord-tenant issues, and bankruptcy matters. In the short time since Hel.LAS has opened its doors, it has been able to provide counsel and service to more than 100 families.

Hel.LAS owes much of its success to its wonderful volunteer attorneys, who offer their time and provide services to those seeking help. Volunteer attorneys are provided with resources and malpractice insurance through the clinic. This is a very rewarding experience, so please consider becoming a volunteer attorney! Attorneys seeking volunteer opportunities with Hel.LAS may contact Program Chair Eleni Katsoulis at


Upcoming Events

Fall Kickoff Party- Monday, September 25, 20175:30 to 8:30 pm

Summer is over but the fun is just about to begin! Please join us for an evening of reconnecting and meeting new members and becoming involved, at Cantina Laredo (508 N. State St., Chicago).  Cost: Free for Members (you can join at the door); $20 Non-Members. Appetizers and first drink are included. 

HBA Career Corner- October 4, 2017

Each year the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois ("HBA") hosts Career Corner for law students and recent law school graduates of Hellenic descent. The program is designed to provide a networking forum for law student students and recent law school graduates as well as an opportunity to speak with and learn what life is like as a lawyer from attorneys in private practice, corporate counsel, government, the judiciary and alternative career paths. This year's event will take place Wednesday, October 4th at 6:00 at the law offices of Kirkland & Ellis, 300 N. LaSalle St., Chicago. All law students and HBA members are welcome. Please RSVP to Athena Farmakis at


HBA Scholarship Ball- Saturday, October 28, 2017 

Please save the date for the HBA's premier event benefitting 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 2017 Scholarship Ball at the Westin O’Hare.  Mailed invitations and online registration information to follow. The Hellenic Bar Association will be awarding scholarships to deserving and talented law students at the Ball. Applications can be submitted here

All applications must be submitted by noon on Monday, October 9, 2017. Visit our website for more information or contact Maria Vathis (