ARAB AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
What an AMAZING evening thanks to our outstanding CLE speakers, Judge Haddad, Edward Eshoo, and Emil Totonchi! Thank you to all who participated.
The Arab American Bar Association of Illinois proudly joins the Chicago Bar Association’s newly formed Racial Justice Coalition (RJC)! Senator Dick Durbin launched the Coalition by speaking to members about the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. Learn more here, https://www.chicagobar.org/chicagobar/RJC?fbclid=IwAR2soSyeCSIjaEO_yFv-M2DByv8Ul0gsTtDRXeqJqtvID-IyQOlMOJ5rzsk.
We are devastated by the loss of life and destruction suffered by our brothers and sisters in Lebanon, following an explosion in the port of Lebanon's capital city on August 4, 2020. We ask that you please consider donating what you can as Lebanon needs our full support.
The Arab American Bar Association, in conjunction with the Decalogue Society, hosted their Fifth Annual Building Bridges Awards, honoring Marvet Sweis Drnovsek and Judge Megan Goldish for their dedication to and support for our communities. Watch the live event here, https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=378956716831217&ref=watch_permalink.
What a FANTASTIC meeting AABAR had today with our new and existing members! Stay tuned for our upcoming projects and events. For those who wish to join our bar association, visit us at arabbar.org.
Thank you to all who generously donated to our Joint Thanksgiving Turkey Drive with Arab American Family Services. We we were able to reach our goal and provide a Thanksgiving dinner to 150 families! . Watch our thank you message here, https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=850275805514577.
Close to 200 people attended this evening’s 2020 Unity Award Gala where our very own Honorable Rouhy J. Shalabi was awarded with the 2020 Advocate for Diversity Award and Attorney Marvet M. Sweis was sworn in as Bar President. Congratulations to all! AABAR was proud to also donate a beautiful cultural basket for the Diversity Scholarship Auction.