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Headlines for the Week of March 13, 2017

Student Bar Association

Join the 2017 Student Gift Committee!

Got a great idea about what C-K needs? Furniture? Conference center? Puppy fleet? Join the 2017 Student Gift Committee!

If you are interested, please send an email to Peggy Wojkowski mwojkows@kentlaw.iit.edu with your name, school year, and division. Please provide a short response (1-2 sentences) for each of the following questions:

  • Why would you be a great commitee member?
  • What is your suggestion for the student gift and why?

American Constitution Society and American Civil Liberties Union

March 20: "First Look: Executive Power in the Trump Administration" discussion

Executive orders have rocketed into the spotlight in the opening weeks of Trump’s presidency. How did we get here and what lies ahead? Join Harold Krent, dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law; Colleen Connell, executive director of ACLU-IL; and Professor Christopher Schmidt of Chicago Kent, for a discussion about the source and extent of the president’s executive powers.

When: March 20
Time: 5 to 6 p.m.
Where: Room 345

Pizza will be provided.

See flier for this event.


American Constitutional Society, Hispanic Latino Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association and Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

March 13: Volunteer with the Chicago Bar Association's Wills for Heroes Program

The Wills for Heroes Foundation provides essential estate planning documents free of charge to our nation's veterans and first responders. The Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and Exelon have partnered with the national wills for Heroes Foundation to offer this service in Chicago. At our events, volunteers attorneys, who need no experience, prepare basic Wills and powers of attorney for first responders and veterans and their spouses or partners.

Law students can participate by pairing up with attorneys during the document preparation phase of the program or by serving as witnesses during the execution of the documents. Sign up here.

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Program Location:
Chicago Police Headquarters (3510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653)
Program Schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m.: HotDocs software training
  • 9 a.m.: First client appointments
  • Noon: Last client appointments

The event is typically completed between 1:30 and 2 p.m. Many of the drafting attorneys leave once they’ve completed their last client’s documents, often around 12:30 or 1 p.m.

 

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