ARAB AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
Thank you to all of the Bar Associations and other groups that supported the Arab American Bar Association at the press conference at the Chicago Bar Association today! We were amazed by the huge media presence and solidarity from our brother and sister organizations! Look for us on the news this evening!
Special thank you to co-sponsors Muslim Bar Association of Chicago, Arab Business & Professional Assoc, Arab American Assoc of Engineers & Architects. We also were honored to have the Chicago Bar Association and Decalogue Society of Lawyers standing by our side and speaking in support of our group. We further thank the the following supporters: Advocates Society, American Association of Jewish Lawyers, American Immigration Lawyers Association Chicago, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area, Chinese American Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association, Filipino American Lawyers Association, Hispanic Lawyers Assoc of IL, Korean American Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois, and
Women's Bar Association of Illinois.
Thank you to all who attended our Networking Event. Approximately 200 attendees enjoyed seeing familiar faces and meeting many new people. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.
At the Chicago Loop Synagogue today, the Arab Bar Association participated in a press conference to address the rising tide of anti-semitism and racist hate.
Many lawyers groups participated, including the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Cook County Bar, Chicago Bar, Black Women Lawyers, Hispanic Bar, and others.
Thank you to the more than 100 judges who attended the Arab American Bar Association's Inaugural Judicial Reception at Al Hambra Palace Restaurant! It was a beautiful evening with welcome remarks from AABAR President Donna Haddad and a presentation of AABAR's Equal Justice Award to Justice Anne Burke by Judge Sam Betar. Marvet Sweis Drnovsek presented AABAR's Community Service Award to Chief Judge Timothy Evans. Judge William Haddad closed out the evening. Congratulations to Justice Anne Burke and Chief Judge Evans on their awards!