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​​Upcoming Events
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Join our President Donna Haddad who will be representing AABAR at the 2017 Unity Awards Dinner ceremony on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Chicago Hilton - Grand Ballroom. Cocktail reception begins at 5:00 pm with dinner and program to follow at 6:00 pm. If you would like to be seated with our Arab American Bar Members, please note "AABAR" as company name when purchasing your ticket. 

For details and to register, click here!


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In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, AABAR along with Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans and the judges of the Circuit Court of Cook County invite you on a special tour of the Richard J. Daley Center Courthouse. The tour date is Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:00 am (check in is at 9:45 am).  Persons 10 and older are welcome.  Please share with your contacts and community groups.
 
For more information, click here! You must RSVP by this Thursday, November 9th to the Office of Accessibility and Education Outreach at 312-603-1927.

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AABAR is proud to co-sponsor the Benefit in Support of Higher Education in Haiti on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Hyatt Regency Chicago at 151 East Wacker Drive. The reception will begin at 5:30 PM, with the dinner and program to follow at 6:30 PM.
 
Click here for more information!

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Other Upcoming Events

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OFFICER ELECTIONS FOR AABAR 
Tuesday, December 5 at noon – Elections for 2018-2020 

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PAST EVENTS

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Inaugural Judicial Reception - Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM - AABAR will be hosting its Inaugural Judicial Reception at Alhambra Palace located at 1240 West Randolph Street. The reception will honor both Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans and the Honorable Anne M. Burke.

Inaugural Judicial Reception Sponsors List:
1.  Platinum
Honorable William J. Haddad, Senior Mediator, ADR Systems of America
Levin & Perconti

2.  Gold
K&L Gates, LLP
Polsinelli, P.C.

3.  Silver
ADR Systems of America
Blaise & Nitschke, P.C.
Davis McGrath, LLC
Donna Haddad, AABAR President
Elkhatib Law, LLC
Elrabadi Law
Honorable Samuel J. Betar III
Khalaf & Abuzir, LLC
Law Offices of Reem Odeh
Perkins & Zayed, P.C.
Rouhy J. Shalabi & Associates
Sana'a Hussien & Associates, P.C.


IBM WATSON "THINKS" GLOBALLY; WHAT CAN WE ALL LEARN FROM DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION?
Join us for our another CLE* in a series per Illinois Supreme Court Rule 794(d) effective July 1, 2017 requiring Illinois attorneys to take one hour of diversity and inclusion CLE during each two-year reporting period. This CLE will begin with an overview of IBM Watson and how it learned to learn, and how we, as lawyers, might learn from IBM Watson.

​Second Annual Building Bridges Event
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM - AABAR and Decalogue will be hosting their Second Annual Building Bridges Event at the John Marshall Law School located at 315 South Plymouth Court, Chicago.  Judge William Haddad and Michael Traison to be honored.


DePaul Law School Diversity Networking Event - Wednesday February 15th from 5:30 - 7 PM.  Hosted by the Student Bar Association and Women's Bar Association for the student body in collaboration with other student organizations. 

​Special Screening of the Documentary, “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights,” followed by a Panel Discussion in honor of Fred Korematsu - Wednesday, February 22nd from 11:50-1:00 p.m. at DePaul University College of Law and is open to both law students and legal professionals who are interested in receiving CLE credit. ​

Embracing Diversity Foundation Panel CLE at Northern IL Law School, April 2017
Ping Pong Social FREE - Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6-8 pm Where: AceBounce Ping Pong Bar & Restaurant, 230 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601

​The Arab Americans (panelist discussion) Saturday, July 15 @ 2:00pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater
78 East Washington St., Chicago

GENERAL MEETING: The Arab American Bar Association hopes you will join us at our next general meeting! 
WHEN:  Thursday, April 20 –  The meeting will be held at Athena Restaurant located at 212 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661. We encourage you to bring a friend who may be interested in joining AABAR!  Athena offers a cash bar as well as a full restaurant menu.  Please RSVP to arabbarrsvp@live.com 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at noon

2017 Chicago Bar Association Vanguard Awards Luncheon to be held Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Standard Club located at 320 South Plymouth Court in the Grand Ballroom.  Reception will began at 11:30 AM, followed by lunch at 12:00 PM. For additional details on the event and how to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!


AABAR 25th Anniversary Installation Dinner Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:30 pm at Hotel Allegro located at 171 West Randolph Street. A sold-out event with over 200 guests! 


Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm at McAndrews, Held & Malloy at 500 West Madison Street 35th Floor. AABAR will hold a general member meeting.  

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm The Arab American Bar Association will be holding a general meeting. The meeting will be held at McAndrews, Held & Malloy located at 500 West Madison Street on the 35th Floor. 


• May 24, 6 pm, AABAR quarterly member meeting
Location - Athena Restaurant (212 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661) - 
Please join us for our next AABAR meeting, which will start promptly at 6 pm at Athena Restaurant (212 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661).  We encourage you to bring a friend who may be interested in joining AABAR!  Athena offers a cash bar as well as a full restaurant menu.  


• May 4, Arab American Networking Event, 5-7 PM


Great networking, Appetizers, and each guest will get a FREE studio-quality photo

Sponsored by:
ABAR (Arab American Bar Association)
NAAP (Network of Arab American Professionals)
NAAMA (National Arab American Medical Association)
ABPA (Arab American Business & Professional Association)
AAAEA (Arab American Association of Engineers & Architects)
ABANG (Arab American Business Association Networking Group)


• April 20, 12 pm, Standard Club - CBA Vanguard Luncheon co-sponsored by AABAR

• April 20, 5-7 pm, Rockit Bar & Grill – CBA Young Lawyers Section’s 2016 All Bar Social

• April 21, 5-8 pm, Loyola Law School - Islamophobia and the Rule of Law: Professional Responsibility, Immigration and Constitutional Law Perspectives (CLE) - Pizza and soft drinks will be available at 5 PM at Philip H. Corboy Law Center, Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th Floor, 25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago


CAREERS IN LAW:

A panel discussion sponsored by the Arab American Bar Association: Attorneys will discuss their experience in a variety of legal careers & practice areas.

TUESDAY APRIL 5, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 PM
THE JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL
315 S. Plymouth Court, Third Floor East
(State St. Entrance)


CELEBRATING WOMEN IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

HOSTED BY DECALOGUE SOCIETY OF LAWYERS and ARAB AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the John Marshall Law School
 
THE JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL
304 SOUTH STATE STREET
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM