HBA Committees

There are multiple HBA committees that serve toward the association's ultimate mission. Get involved in the HBA by volunteering for one of our committees. Click the button below to fill out our interest form and become a part of the great year we have planned ahead!

 


List of Initial Standing Committees


Association Events

Officer Liason: Second Vice President

Spyridon J. Demakis

This committee organizes our professional programs and events designed to provide networking, career, educational and social opportunities for our members. This committee is refreshing all of our programming, so this is a great time to get involved and have an impact on the future of the organization’s services to its members.

 

External Relations

Officer Liason: First Vice President

Eleni Katsoulis

This committee manages our relations with other bar and professional organizations and develops CLE events. Members of this committee regularly interface with the broader legal and professional communities, affording our members a great opportunity to network, learn and grow.

Judges Night

Officer Liason: Second Vice President

Spyridon J. Demakis

The Judge’s Night Committee shall be responsible for budgeting, planning, and coordinating the annual Judge’s Night. At least 9 months prior the Judge’s Night, the Chair of the Judge’s Night shall submit to the Board a proposal for the Judge’s Night.

 

Judicial Evaluation

Officer Liason: First Vice President

Eleni Katsoulis

This committee represents the HBA in the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening. Members perform background investigations and attend interviews of candidates seeking judicial positions in Cook County. This is a great chance to meet lawyers and judges and learn about the screening process that all judicial candidates have to go through.

Membership

Officer Liason: Treasurer

Athena Farmakis

This committee reaches out to prospective members to join the HBA, manages our Attorney Directory and handles the processing of dues. It’s a great opportunity to spread the word about our great organization.

 

Young Lawyers

Officer Liason: Law School Liason

Katerina Alexopoulos

This committee is for lawyers practicing less than 10 years and provides opportunities to network and socialize professionally with other young lawyers. The committee also designs get-togethers and professional programming geared to those starting out in the profession.

 


List of Foundation Outreach Committees


Law Day

Officer Liason: Secretary

Pamela Visvardis

The Law Day Committee shall be responsible for planning and coordinating the annual grade school essay contest of the Hellenic Bar Foundation.

 

Mentoring

Officer Liason: Law School Liason

Katerina Alexopoulos

This committee runs our Mentorship Program, which qualifies for CLE credit. It’s a great opportunity to meet new lawyers, bring them within the HBA and guide them in their career.

 

Scholarship Ball

Ball Date & Location: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago

Officer Liason: HBA President

Kyriakoula A. Fournier

This committee helps plan the annual Scholarship Ball. This committee does its work in the late summer and fall leading up to the Ball in November.

 

  • Scholarship Fundraising

Officer Liason: President-Elect

Georgia Loukas Demeros

This committee reaches out to the community and raises funds for our law school scholarships, which are matched by our Foundation. This committee does its work in the summer and fall leading up to the Ball in November.

 

  • Scholarship Selection

Officer Liason: President-Elect

Georgia Loukas Demeros

This committee runs our scholarship program for law students. Members handle the interview and selection process, and present the scholarships at our annual Scholarship Ball. This committee does its work in the late summer and fall leading up to the Ball in November.

  • Scholarship Auction

Officer Liason: HBA President

Kyriakoula A. Fournier

This committee runs the Silent Auction for the Scholarship Ball. This committee does its work in the late summer and fall leading up to the Ball in November.

 

  • Sponsorship Fundraising

Officer Liason: HBA President

Kyriakoula A. Fournier

This committee reaches out to law firms, businesses and corporations to sponsor our Scholarship Ball. This committee does its work in the late summer and fall leading up to the Ball in November.


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