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7th Circuit Bar Association   
53 W. Jackson Blvd.,
Suite 1050 
Chicago, IL 60604 
Att. Debbie Groboski
312.692-2636 P
Copyright 2008, 7th Circuit Bar Association. Unauthorized use of this site is prohibited.


In celebration of the Court's bicentennial year,
the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois Court
Historical Association and the 7th Circuit Bar
Association will be presenting a FREE CLE:

"Changing the Landscape:
Seminal Public Impact Decisions
of the Northern District of Illinois."

June 26, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.
at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse

219 S. Dearborn,
Ceremonial Courtroom
(Room 2525) Chicago

Light reception to follow at the
Court History Museum, 21st Floor 

Registration required:
Register by email to: 

1.5 hours IL CLE (including .5 hour Legal Ethics)

Opening Remarks
Chief Judge Rubén Castillo,
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Speakers Include

Hon. Jeffrey Cummings,
U.S. Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Illinois

Noelle Brennan, Founder of Noelle Brennan & Associates,
& Monitor of the Shakman Decrees

Jean P. Kamp, Associate Regional Attorney,
EEOC, Chicago District Office  

Alexander Polikoff, Co-Dir., Public Housing; Senior Staff Counsel, Business & Professional People for the Public Interest & 40-year lead counsel on Gautreaux

J. Cunyon Gordon, Director, District Court Settlement Assistance Program, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights

Topics Include

Housing:  The nation’s first major public housing desegregation lawsuit, Gautreaux et al. v. Chicago Housing Authority and its companion suit, dramatically impacted public housing in Chicago as well as public housing law and policy nationwide.

Voting Rights
: Cases like King v. St. Bd. Of Elections, and Barnett v. City of Chi., addressed redistricting plans and dilution of the vote.

Employment: The Shakman decrees are a series of orders that barred the practice of political patronage in government employment.

Sex Equality: Class actions like EEOC v. Dial and EEOC v. AT&T helped to shape the workplace for women by addressing  systemic discrimination claims. 

Reflections from the Court at the Heart of America:
Judicial Oral History Project

Presidents Past and Present

(back row)

Richard L. Darst  (2001)

Brian Welch (2017)

Elizabeth Herrington (2018)

J. Andrew Langan (2008)

(front row)

Michael T. Brody (2016)

Julie A. Bauer (2014)

Patricia Polis McCrory (2005)

Randall Crocker (2019)

Welcome to a series of programs about appellate practice in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Seventh Circuit Bar Association has prepared video segments on the steps in an appeal that will be very helpful to many lawyers. Each topic that you may encounter in appellate practice will have a separate segment and you will be able to listen to experts in the field on each of these matters as your appeal progresses.

        So if you are preparing for an oral argument, you click on the oral argument segment and you will hear from an appellate practitioner and a Circuit Judge on how to prepare for your argument and what to expect on the day you give it

     We hope you will find these segments useful.


Past Annual Meeting Speakers

 Click here for E-Mentor Videos


Are the Polls Open
To All?

panel discussion on voter identification laws,
voter rolls, and voter access

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Click here for
Part III  Voting Rights Program materials

7th Circuit #Metoo Panel
January 17, 2019

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  Diversity in the Legal Profession.

From Milwaukee, a panel discussion on mentorship in the legal profession – practical tips on finding mentors and effective mentoring throughout lawyers’ careers.

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        E Pluribus Unum:
            The Immigration

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7th Circuit Bar Association  |   53 W. Jackson Blvd.,
Suite 1050 
Chicago, IL 60604 
Att. Debbie Groboski  |  312.692-2636 P |
Copyright 2008, 7th Circuit Bar Association. Unauthorized use of this site is prohibited.