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President Judge Evie De La Rosa



the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is accepting applications for a new clinical teaching fellowship in immigration law. The fellowship is ideal for a recent law school graduate with at least two years of immigration law experience post law school. The application deadline is November 15, 2017.

Submit a one page statement of interest, resume, two letters of recommendation, and three names of professional references toUzoamaka Nzelibe at

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Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois shared Viviana Martinez‘s event.

SAVE the DATE: All Bar Social for Hurricane Recovery

November 9, 2017, 5:30pm – November 9, 2017, 7:30pm

We hope you will join us at this casual gathering to socialize while supporting a worthy cause. Proceeds from this event will be directed to Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts and may qualify as a charitable donation for income tax purposes.

Tickets start at $25 for students, young lawyers, and government/non-profit attorneys. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Appetizers and drinks will be served.

Please RSVP here and contact for additional information.

*Special thanks to Clifford Law Offices for their generous sponsorship.*

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Puerto Rican Police Association Disaster Relief Fund Raiser



Join us for our 2016 Scholarship Gala

October 28th, 2016


Event sponsored by Goya


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