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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


The Hellenic Bar Association is proud to announce this year’s Judge’s Night will belong to Judge Charles P. Kocoras

Judge Charles P. Kocoras, United States Federal Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be honored with the Hellenic Bar Association's Socrates Dikastes Award at our annual Judge’s Night this year. This award is presented to the judge who exemplifies the principles as identified by the great Greek philosopher, Socrates. In Socrates' words, "Four things belong to a judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly and to decide impartially." We are proud to honor one of our own with this acclaimed award. Please make sure to congratulate him if you have the chance.

Upcoming Events

Law Day - 5/17

The Hellenic Bar Association will be celebrating Law Day with its annual essay competition for middle schoolers attending the Greek American schools.

The presentation of the winning essays will be held on May  17 at 4:00 p.m., in Judge Kocoras’ courtroom at the Dirksen Federal Building.  The children will read their essays aloud in the courtroom and receive feedback from the judge. Winners will each receive a plaque and a monetary award. A photographer will take pictures of the winners with the judge. 

A dinner reception will be held immediately afterwards at the Chicago Bar Association. Principals, teachers, winners and families are invited to attend.


Judge's Night - 6/7

The deadline to take full advantage of the benefits that come with sponsorship is this Monday, May 14th. Please consider a Platinum or Gold Sponsorship.

Platinum Sponsorship will have their logo appear in the invitation sent to over 600 judges throughout the State of Illinois including Federal, Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Court Judges of Cook, Lake, Will and DuPage Counties.

Platinum and Gold Sponsorships will have their logo appear in the Law Bulletin ad advertising the event and congratulating our honoree for the evening. Online registration for the event will open the week of May 21st .

If you have any questions, please contact the Chairmen, Jeff Chrones at or (312)984-3420 or Frank Andreou at or (312)935- 2000.