Arab American Bar Association of Illinois

Arab American Bar Association of Illinois Arab American Bar Association of Illinois is a professional association of attorneys dedicated to the rule of law, equal justice, and community service.

For more information, our Member Directory, and our Membership Application, visit www.arabbar.org. Arab American Bar Association of Illinois is a professional association of attorneys dedicated to the rule of law, equal justice, fellowship, legal education, and community service. We are firmly committed to the principle of quality legal representation for all, regardless of background. Our bar pro

For more information, our Member Directory, and our Membership Application, visit www.arabbar.org. Arab American Bar Association of Illinois is a professional association of attorneys dedicated to the rule of law, equal justice, fellowship, legal education, and community service. We are firmly committed to the principle of quality legal representation for all, regardless of background. Our bar pro

The Arab American Bar Association (AABAR) is proud to partner with Arab American Family Services (AAFS), a local social ...
10/18/2021

The Arab American Bar Association (AABAR) is proud to partner with Arab American Family Services (AAFS), a local social service organization, for the 2021 Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. We invite you to join us in this effort to raise funds to purchase and distribute a Thanksgiving dinner to families in the Chicagoland community. Each dinner will include a turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, bread/rolls, cornbread mix, mashed potatoes, and more. AABAR is seeking donations so that each box is a complete Thanksgiving meal. To donate today, visit: https://aafsil.networkforgood.com/projects/141814-2021-aabar-aafs-turkey-drive.

The Arab American Bar Association (AABAR) is proud to partner with Arab American Family Services (AAFS), a local social service organization, for the 2021 Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. We invite you to join us in this effort to raise funds to purchase and distribute a Thanksgiving dinner to families in the Chicagoland community. Each dinner will include a turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, bread/rolls, cornbread mix, mashed potatoes, and more. AABAR is seeking donations so that each box is a complete Thanksgiving meal. To donate today, visit: https://aafsil.networkforgood.com/projects/141814-2021-aabar-aafs-turkey-drive.

The Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA) and the Arab American Bar Association (AABAR) are proud to present a CLE ...
10/13/2021

The Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA) and the Arab American Bar Association (AABAR) are proud to present a CLE presentation on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 5:30 PM CST via zoom.

The Diversity & Inclusion CLE, entitled “Fighting Discrimination: The Arab American Bar Association of Illinois,” will feature AABAR Co-Founder Hon. William J. Haddad (ret.), AABAR Past President Eddie Shishem, and AABAR’s current President Marvet Sweis Drnovsek, with host NWSBA’s current President Mo Ahmad and moderator Attorney Matthew Fakhoury. All welcomed.

Register at https://www.nwsba.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1563551&group=.

Join event by clicking the following Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87620725901?pwd=VnllY2tSb3B4NU0ySzZOVWcyNi96dz09

Meeting ID: 876 2072 5901
Passcode: 657566

We look forward to seeing you!

The Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA) and the Arab American Bar Association (AABAR) are proud to present a CLE presentation on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 5:30 PM CST via zoom.

The Diversity & Inclusion CLE, entitled “Fighting Discrimination: The Arab American Bar Association of Illinois,” will feature AABAR Co-Founder Hon. William J. Haddad (ret.), AABAR Past President Eddie Shishem, and AABAR’s current President Marvet Sweis Drnovsek, with host NWSBA’s current President Mo Ahmad and moderator Attorney Matthew Fakhoury. All welcomed.

Register at https://www.nwsba.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1563551&group=.

Join event by clicking the following Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87620725901?pwd=VnllY2tSb3B4NU0ySzZOVWcyNi96dz09

Meeting ID: 876 2072 5901
Passcode: 657566

We look forward to seeing you!

Attention Attorneys! If you are interested in serving on our Judicial Evaluation Committee (JEC), please e-mail us at in...
10/07/2021
THE JEC

Attention Attorneys! If you are interested in serving on our Judicial Evaluation Committee (JEC), please e-mail us at [email protected] by this Monday, October 11th as required trainings sessions will be held Wednesday, October 13th and Thurdsday, October 14th!

AABAR is a proud member of the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening. As an Alliance member, the Arab Bar investigates, interviews and issues recommendations regarding candidates for judicial office to obtain a fair, accurate and complete evaluation of all candidates. The Judicial Evaluation Committee (“JEC”) is an independent committee within AABAR that evaluates candidates and ensures the fairness of its ratings upon completion of its evaluations of judges. For more information on the JEC, visit https://arabbar.org/the-jec.

As an Alliance member, the Arab Bar investigates, interviews and issues recommendations regarding candidates for judicial office to obtain a fair, accurate and complete evaluation of all candidates.

Excellent presentation by The Chicago Bar Association on Combating Hate, featuring AABAR Panelist Judge William Haddad a...
10/06/2021

Excellent presentation by The Chicago Bar Association on Combating Hate, featuring AABAR Panelist Judge William Haddad and AABAR Moderators Donna Haddad and Marvet Sweis Drnovsek. We look forward to collaborating with the CBA on how it can best work against hate speech and hate crime in our community, respond effectively to hate when it occurs, and support groups victimized by hate.

Thank you to all who joined AABAR for our General Meeting today! We had a GREAT turnout and look forward to our upcoming...
10/05/2021

Thank you to all who joined AABAR for our General Meeting today! We had a GREAT turnout and look forward to our upcoming events. Stay tuned!

09/28/2021

We look forward to meeting old and new members at our upcoming general meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 12:30PM to 1:30PM via Zoom. Learn about AABAR's services and upcoming events. All who attend will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their practice area. To register, please e-mail [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you!

Did you know one in four people are not registered to vote? We’re sure you’ll agree with us when we say that number is T...
09/28/2021

Did you know one in four people are not registered to vote? We’re sure you’ll agree with us when we say that number is TOO HIGH. If you are not yet registered, what are you waiting for? It only takes two minutes! Visit https://bit.ly/2EDwKgv and get #VoteReady TODAY!

Did you know one in four people are not registered to vote? We’re sure you’ll agree with us when we say that number is TOO HIGH. If you are not yet registered, what are you waiting for? It only takes two minutes! Visit https://bit.ly/2EDwKgv and get #VoteReady TODAY!

We look forward to meeting old and new members at our upcoming general meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 12:30PM ...
09/22/2021

We look forward to meeting old and new members at our upcoming general meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 12:30PM to 1:30PM via Zoom. Learn about AABAR's services and upcoming events. All who attend will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their practice area. To register, please e-mail [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you!

We look forward to meeting old and new members at our upcoming general meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 12:30PM to 1:30PM via Zoom. Learn about AABAR's services and upcoming events. All who attend will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their practice area. To register, please e-mail [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you!

For those interested in becoming a sponsor to Afghans seeking humanitarian parole to the United States, please join us o...
09/17/2021

For those interested in becoming a sponsor to Afghans seeking humanitarian parole to the United States, please join us on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM CST for a special Zoom webinar on Afghan Sponsorship.

This webinar is being sponsored by the Arab American Bar Association, the Asian American Bar Association, the South Asian American Bar Association, Schiff Hardin, and the Chicago Bar Association, and will be attended nationwide.

Please attend to have all of your questions and concerns about the humanitarian parole process and what exactly it means to be an official sponsor answered by immigration experts. Panelists include Vivian Khalaf, Mir Y. Ali, and Mahsa Khanbabai.

To register, visit: https://bit.ly/2Z5I3Z9.

For those interested in becoming a sponsor to Afghans seeking humanitarian parole to the United States, please join us on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM CST for a special Zoom webinar on Afghan Sponsorship.

This webinar is being sponsored by the Arab American Bar Association, the Asian American Bar Association, the South Asian American Bar Association, Schiff Hardin, and the Chicago Bar Association, and will be attended nationwide.

Please attend to have all of your questions and concerns about the humanitarian parole process and what exactly it means to be an official sponsor answered by immigration experts. Panelists include Vivian Khalaf, Mir Y. Ali, and Mahsa Khanbabai.

To register, visit: https://bit.ly/2Z5I3Z9.

Thank you to all who attended this evening's inspirational Sixth Annual Building Bridges Awards Ceremony with AABAR and ...
09/15/2021

Thank you to all who attended this evening's inspirational Sixth Annual Building Bridges Awards Ceremony with AABAR and Decalogue Society of Lawyers. Congratulations once again to our outstanding honorees, Jacqueline Carroll and Neda Shaheen, for their efforts in combating hate. View the event here!
https://youtu.be/2BL54-yMIwQ

Congratulations to the following 22 Cook County Associate Judges just named to the bench! And, thank you again to AABAR’...
09/10/2021

Congratulations to the following 22 Cook County Associate Judges just named to the bench! And, thank you again to AABAR’s JEC for participating in this important process as part of the Alliance.

Congratulations to the following 22 Cook County Associate Judges just named to the bench! And, thank you again to AABAR’s JEC for participating in this important process as part of the Alliance.

AABAR makes the front page of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin!
08/24/2021

AABAR makes the front page of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin!

AABAR makes the front page of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin!

What a turnout! Thanks to all who made today’s outing a huge success. The positive feedback is astounding! #fitness #wel...
08/21/2021

What a turnout! Thanks to all who made today’s outing a huge success. The positive feedback is astounding! #fitness #wellness #community.

Congratulations (Mabrook) to the candidates selected by Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans and th...
08/11/2021

Congratulations (Mabrook) to the candidates selected by Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans and the Nominating Committee of the Circuit Court of Cook County! AABAR would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to the tireless work of AABAR's Judicial Evaluation Committee for its work with the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening. Members of AABAR's Judicial Evaluation Committee spent months investigating and interviewing this spring's dozens of judicial applicants. We are grateful to you all for your dedication to this arduous and invaluable process.

AABAR looks forward to welcoming the newest Associate Judges at AABAR's Judicial Reception in November!

See you tonight! Thank you to all who registered already! If you haven’t registered yet, do so today at www.BuildingBrid...
08/03/2021

See you tonight! Thank you to all who registered already! If you haven’t registered yet, do so today at www.BuildingBridges2021.eventbrite.com.

AABAR and the Decalogue Society of Lawyers will be holding its Sixth Annual Building Bridges Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm via zoom. Together, we will be honoring Neda Shaheen and Jacqueline Carroll for their outstanding service in combating hate and discrimination.

See you tonight! Thank you to all who registered already! If you haven’t registered yet, do so today at www.BuildingBridges2021.eventbrite.com.

AABAR and the Decalogue Society of Lawyers will be holding its Sixth Annual Building Bridges Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm via zoom. Together, we will be honoring Neda Shaheen and Jacqueline Carroll for their outstanding service in combating hate and discrimination.

An OUTSTANDING turnout for tonight’s Unity Dinner with the Arab American Bar Association of Illinois and the Muslim Bar ...
07/23/2021

An OUTSTANDING turnout for tonight’s Unity Dinner with the Arab American Bar Association of Illinois and the Muslim Bar Association of Chicago at Fattoush! It was wonderful seeing so many friendly faces. Thank you to all who attended! (tag yourself if you see yourself!)

07/20/2021
We invite you to visit our new website at www.arabbar.org, where members can now easily update their contact information...
07/07/2021
HOME

We invite you to visit our new website at www.arabbar.org, where members can now easily update their contact information through our Online Membership Form and elect to be published in our Online Member Directory as part of our referral services. Make sure to also check out our Gallery page for a recap of our past events as well as our Event Calendar page for upcoming events. If you are not yet an AABAR member, join today and become a part of one of Chicago's leading bar associations!

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Registration closes by 8PM tonight! The Arab American Bar Association of Illinois will be hosting its annual Unity Dinne...
07/01/2021

Registration closes by 8PM tonight! The Arab American Bar Association of Illinois will be hosting its annual Unity Dinner (in person) with the Muslim Bar Association of Chicago tomorrow, Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM at Fattoush Restaurant, located at 10700 S. Harlem Avenue, Worth, Illinois, 60482. Family and friends welcomed! Registration is required at: www.UnityDinner2021.Eventbrite.com. We hope to see you there!

Registration closes by 8PM tonight! The Arab American Bar Association of Illinois will be hosting its annual Unity Dinner (in person) with the Muslim Bar Association of Chicago tomorrow, Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM at Fattoush Restaurant, located at 10700 S. Harlem Avenue, Worth, Illinois, 60482. Family and friends welcomed! Registration is required at: www.UnityDinner2021.Eventbrite.com. We hope to see you there!

Congratulations to our very own Vivian Khalaf who has been named among the "Top 50 Women in Law" by the Chicago Daily La...
06/30/2021

Congratulations to our very own Vivian Khalaf who has been named among the "Top 50 Women in Law" by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin during its Second Annual Salute Awards Celebration today! Vivian, you continue to raise our community and make us proud! Congratulations on this well deserved honor.

Congratulations to our very own Vivian Khalaf who has been named among the "Top 50 Women in Law" by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin during its Second Annual Salute Awards Celebration today! Vivian, you continue to raise our community and make us proud! Congratulations on this well deserved honor.

AABAR is incredibly honored to have received the 2021 "You are Beautiful" Award by the Alliance of Illinois Judges (AIJ)...
06/30/2021
2021 AABAR Award Winning Video Message for the Alliance of Illinois Judges’ Bench & Bar on Parade

AABAR is incredibly honored to have received the 2021 "You are Beautiful" Award by the Alliance of Illinois Judges (AIJ) for our video message showcased at AIJ's Bench & Bar Parade! Special thank you to AIJ's outgoing President, the Honorable Mary Catherine Marubio, for her unparalleled success as a leader in the legal community and for bringing all communities together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwWQGZmVwvY

Another outstanding turnout for AABAR’s General Meeting this afternoon! Always great to see old and new faces and to hea...
06/29/2021

Another outstanding turnout for AABAR’s General Meeting this afternoon! Always great to see old and new faces and to hear about exciting upcoming projects!

Mark your calendars for our next General Meeting on June 29, 2021 from 12:30 PM-1:30 PM via zoom. To register, e-mail ar...
06/17/2021

Mark your calendars for our next General Meeting on June 29, 2021 from 12:30 PM-1:30 PM via zoom. To register, e-mail [email protected]. We hope to see you there!

Mark your calendars for our next General Meeting on June 29, 2021 from 12:30 PM-1:30 PM via zoom. To register, e-mail [email protected]. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to all who zoomed in for a remarkable CLE panel lecture! We had an outstanding turnout with captivating paneli...
06/15/2021

Thank you to all who zoomed in for a remarkable CLE panel lecture! We had an outstanding turnout with captivating panelists from law schools all around the state discussing diversity and inclusion in legal education.

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer magazine will virtually recognize women attorneys at its second annual...
06/04/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Salute! Top 50 Women in Law Awards Celebration. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer magazine will virtually recognize women attorneys at its second annual "Salute! Top 50 Women in Law Awards" on June 30, 2021, celebrating influential women in the law and in a special commemorative issue of Chicago Lawyer, to be released in June. To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0ncYEvXVSZm34pPSVBjtAg.

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin & Chicago Lawyer magazine will virtually recognize women attorneys at its 2nd Annual Salute! event on June 30, 2021, celebrating influential women in the law and in a special commemorative issue of Chicago Lawyer, to be released in June.

Mark your calendar for AABAR's upcoming CLE Series: Diversity and Inclusion in Legal Education on Monday, June 14, 2021 ...
06/01/2021

Mark your calendar for AABAR's upcoming CLE Series: Diversity and Inclusion in Legal Education on Monday, June 14, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM via Zoom.

Hear from the following deans of five Illinois law schools as they discuss diversity and inclusion as it relates to student admission practices and faculty recruitment as well as interaction with minority communities.

Dean Zelda Harris, Loyola University School of Law
Dean Cassandra Hill, Northern Illinois University College of Law
Dean Jennifer L. Rosato Perea, DePaul University College of Law
Dean Chante Spann, UIC-John Marshall School of Law
Dean James B. Speta, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

We will also feature guest speaker Professor Zeina Zaatari, Director of the Arab American Cultural Center at University of Illinois Chicago.

To register, e-mail [email protected].

Mark your calendar for AABAR's upcoming CLE Series: Diversity and Inclusion in Legal Education on Monday, June 14, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM via Zoom.

Hear from the following deans of five Illinois law schools as they discuss diversity and inclusion as it relates to student admission practices and faculty recruitment as well as interaction with minority communities.

Dean Zelda Harris, Loyola University School of Law
Dean Cassandra Hill, Northern Illinois University College of Law
Dean Jennifer L. Rosato Perea, DePaul University College of Law
Dean Chante Spann, UIC-John Marshall School of Law
Dean James B. Speta, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

We will also feature guest speaker Professor Zeina Zaatari, Director of the Arab American Cultural Center at University of Illinois Chicago.

To register, e-mail [email protected].

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