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Sunday, October 7, 2018

JW Marriott Hotel, Chicago Loop


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

Judge’s Night 2018 was another huge success!

We rented the entire museum, had record attendance, record fundraising and a whole new look to the evening.

Thanks to the over 200 attorneys and philhellenes who came out to mix and mingle. Thanks to the 18 law school students who came to socialize and see what the HBA can be for them.  And thanks to the 150 judges who anticipate, always turn out and are the draw for this event.  Last Thursday we launched a new era for Judge’s Night with a new look for the venue, a new vibe to the evening and a younger crowd in attendance.  And next year will be even better!

Congratulations to our new HBA President, Maria Vathis, and the officers and board members for the new bar year who were sworn in on Judge’s Night. 

Congratulations and many thanks to the very Honorable Judge Charles P. Kocoras for receiving the esteemed Socrates Dikastes Award.  Not only are his professional accomplishments meritorious and worth accolades but his commitment and unwavering support which he has provided to our organization over the years is greatly appreciated.

Thank you to the small team that makes Judge’s Night seem effortless, Spyro Demakis, Lia Kass, Athena Farmakis and Christina Faklis Adair.  And thanks to Dean Kanellos and Maria Vathis for their constant and continued support of this event.

Lastly, thank you to the 21 members and friends of the HBA who so thoughtfully and generously reached out to their firms to sponsor this event.  We personally thank the following individuals and their firms for contributing to Judge’s Night to make it so successful: click here to view 2018 sponsorships.


-Judge Jeff Chrones & Frank Andreou

Judge’s Night 2018 Chairman & Co-Chairman