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Academic Calendar Reminder. Spring Break begins Saturday, March 10, at 12:00 noon. Classes resume on Monday, March 19.

Informational Reception for J.D. Certificate Programs. For students interested in one or more of Chicago-Kent's certificate programs, there will be an informational session on Monday, March 5, 4:00-5:45 pm, in Morris Hall (on the 10th Floor). Meet faculty and students in the certificate programs; snacks will be served. All first-year students are encouraged to attend. We currently have certificate programs in the following areas:

-Business Law
-Criminal Litigation 
-Environmental & Energy Law
-Financial Markets Compliance
-Intellectual Property Law
-International & Comparative Law
-Joint LADR/Labor & Employment
-Labor & Employment Law
-Legal Innovation & Technology
-Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR)
-Praxis
-Public Interest Law

Lawyers Assistance Program: Office Hours at Chicago-Kent and Other Services. The Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) will be holding Spring office hours at Chicago-Kent on the dates listed below. LAP provides free and confidential assistance to members of the Illinois legal community, including students, and can help you with issues of addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, focusing, worries about the character and fitness process, and having a successful first-year transition. Click here for more information about LAP and the services it provides.

The remaining dates for Spring office hours are:

-Tuesday, February 27
-Tuesday, March 20
-Thursday, April 19

All office hours are from 10:00-2:00 in Rm. 760. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment by emailing Jamie Dureno at jdureno@illinoislap.org.

All discussion is confidential, and there is no record of your visit. The LAP clinician will also have literature and resources on hand to address many ethical or bar application related questions. No member of the Chicago-Kent administration is involved, ensuring absolute confidentiality.

If you are already in recovery, there are regular A.A. meetings at LAP's Chicago office and a weekly meeting of the Young Professional and Law Student Support Group. LAP's offices are located at 20 S. Clark Street, Suite 450 (if you have previously visited LAP's office, please note that this is a new Suite number). Call or email the LAP office for more information about these meetings (312-726-6607 or gethelp@illinoislap.org).

Joke of the Week. "Hey, this Magic 8-Ball just keeps saying, 'It Depends.'" "Oh, that's the special Lawyers' Edition." (Thanks to Karen Maxwell for this week's joke.)

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