EVENT: Speed Networking with Federal, State, and Local Government Attorneys

RSVPs to: kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu with Government Speed Networking in the subject line. Space is limited.

Date: Tuesday, October 14
Time: Registration 5:00pm – 5:30pm
Speednetworking: 5:30pm – 6:45pm
Reception: 6:45pm – 7:30pm
Location: Tenth Floor Event Room (Morris Hall)
Sponsored by: The Student Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Constitution Society, and the Career Services Office

Come speak with Federal, State, and Local Government alumni about their careers. Students (either one-on-one or in small groups) will rotate to a new attorney every few minutes, and have the opportunity to meet all the attorneys in the room. The evening will conclude with a reception providing an opportunity for you to speak further with federal, state and local government alumni.

Details for this event: Dress is professional. You must arrive during the registration time, 5:00 – 5:30pm. You may bring a business card, please do not pass out your resume. Be prepared to rotate to every attorney, you may not skip around; if you have to leave early alert the organizer so accommodations can be made.

Organizations represented include: US Department of Labor, US Department of Housing & Urban Development, Federal Labor Relations Authority, US Army Reserve JAG Corps, Internal Revenue Service: General Legal Services (non-tax); US Navy, Civilian Service; Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, US Department of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, National Labor Relations Board, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Illinois Department of Human Services, Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission, Illinois Office of the Inspector General, Chicago Transit Authority, City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Cook County Public Defender, Cook County Office of the Public Guardian + additional agencies as added.

General Meeting on Tue. 9/23 at Noon!

Join us for lunch as we discuss plans for the upcoming year and continue to build ties with the federal judiciary and agencies here in Chicago. If you’re a Chicago-Kent student at all interested in federal litigation or any area of federal law (immigration, IP, labor/employment, etc.) then we’re a group for you!

Leadership positions are also available. If you’re interested in joining the board as a section/class representative contact us at fba@kentlaw.iit.edu and come to this meeting.

FUNDRAISER: Eat at Chipotle on Clinton and Monroe on Wednesday April 9 from 2pm to 5pm

FBA Chicago-Kent is teaming up with the Chipotle located at 525 W Monroe St (corner of Clinton & Monroe) for a fundraiser on Wednesday, April 9, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM!

Just go into the Chipotle on Clinton & Monroe on Wednesday, April 9, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and:

Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds to FBA Chicago-Kent!

This is a perfect opportunity to grab a late lunch or to grab your dinner early.  Either way, help us raise the funds necessary to continue to host programs like State of the Court / State of the City!

Chief Judge Castillo and Corporation Counsel Patton Headline First FBA Chicago-Kent Event

By Ana Montelongo

(left to right) Hayleigh Herchenbach, Patrick Brady, Jason Adams, Peter Cheun, Chief Judge Ruben Castillo, Margaret "Peggy" McCormick, Stephen Patton, Alexander Beehler, Nicholas Brankle, Matthew Yost, and Ana Montelongo.

(left to right) Hayleigh Herchenbach, Patrick Brady, Jason Adams, Peter Cheun, Chief Judge Ruben Castillo, Margaret “Peggy” McCormick, Stephen Patton, Alexander Beehler, Nicholas Brankle, Matthew Yost, and Ana Montelongo.

What do technological growth, increased tourism, and a rising gross regional production in the third largest metropolitan economy in the U.S. have in common? They are all issues Chief Judge Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Corporation Counsel Stephen Patton of the City of Chicago addressed Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the “State of the Court, State of the City” presentation. The brand new Federal Bar Association Chicago-Kent College Student Division and the FBA Chicago Chapter hosted the event at Chicago-Kent College of Law. The energy and enthusiasm in the Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium was palpable. Continue reading

Our First Event

Next Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 4:30 PM, the brand new Federal Bar Association Chicago-Kent Law Student Division will host “State of the Court and State of the City” featuring the Honorable Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; and Stephen Patton, Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago. Each of these distinguished guests of will deliver a speech in the Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium at Chicago-Kent College of Law, with a reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public, but you must register in advance.

If you cannot make it to the event, follow us on Twitter (@FBAChicagoKent) where we will be live tweeting the event (#FBAsotc).