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OVER 30 YEARS OF

ADVANCING
DIVERSE
ATTORNEYS

Chicago Stars
OVER 30 YEARS OF

ADVANCING DIVERSE
ATTORNEYS

Our Mission

The Chicago Committee seeks racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession by collaborating with its law firm and corporate membership to: drive sustainable institutional change at law firms and corporate legal departments; provide professional development; and cultivate the community of minority lawyers through programming and leadership opportunities.

We are a nonprofit, membership based organization founded in 1987 by ten minority lawyers. The organization was initially created to provide networking opportunities and support for minority lawyers in order to alleviate feelings of isolation at large law firms in the city. At its inception the organization focused on hosting an annual reception for lawyers and summer associates. However, in the past three decades, the organization has greatly expanded its scope, concentrating its efforts on providing substantive programming for its membership, their attorneys and the broader legal community.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Community

OUR COMMUNITY

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JOIN US

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Member Firms

MEMBER FIRMS

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OUR 2021 FEATURED PROGRAMS

Associate Board Boot Camp

The Associate Board of Directors will host their annual Junior Associate Boot Camp. This one day event will include panel discussions with senior associates and partners from prominent Chicago law firms, the program will discuss topics...

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Rate My Pitch Program

The Chicago Committee is pleased to announce that Rate My Pitch is proceeding for the eighth year in a row this Fall 2020. Rate My Pitch is a professional development program for mid- and senior-level associates...

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PracticePro Career Conference

The Chicago Committee hosted PracticePro’s Career Conference summer associates at member law firms. The day-long conference included panels and group sessions on how to thrive as a summer associate at a large law firm.

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Associate Board CLE

The Associate Board annually presents a unique CLE program on a diversity and inclusion related, professional development topic.

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Corporate CLEs

The Chicago Committee will host CLEs presented by diverse attorneys for corporate legal departments, creating meaningful contract with in-house attorneys.

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PATHWAY TO PARTNERSHIP

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Pathway Partnership is an innovative, business development program for diverse, senior associate attorneys in law firms. The program is designed to help associates develop client relationships, making them more competitive candidates for law firm partnership.

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