ABOUT YOUR HOST
Karen Munoz has worked with Martin A. Dolan since 2003. She is a contributor to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and the Chicago Lawyer Magazine blog "Around the Water Cooler." When not working, Karen can be found practicing vinyasa yoga.
ABOUT WEEKEND APPEAL
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CATCHING UP WITH THE WBAI
The Women's Bar Association of Illinois has a busy beginning of September planned. Their slate starts on Sept. 10 with a screening of the documentary "Miss Representation" at Loyola University School of Law. And on Sept. 16, the group touts its new Lawyer-to-Lawyer mentoring program at its new members reception at III Forks, 180 N. Field Blvd.
MEET A GROUP: FAMILY DEFENSE CENTER
The Family Defense Center is a nonprofit that advocates for and defends families separated by the child welfare system. And it's hosting its fifth annual awards gala and cocktail reception on Sept. 22 at the Mid-America Club, 200 E. Randolph St. Their honoree this year is Loyola University Chicago School of Law clinical professor Anita Weinberg, director of the ChildLaw Policy Institute. Tickets are $150. Details »
TIME TO BREAK OUT THE LEDERHOSEN
Tis the season to roll out the barrel. September means Oktoberfest in the suburbs as the DuPage County Bar Association says "prost" on Sept. 12. The menu includes traditional fare such as grilled bratwurst, pork schnitzel, apple strudel and German chocolate cake. Oh, and of course — a selection of German beers. Details »
NEW WEEKLY ADVICE COLUMN
Business development doesn't have to be complicated, right? Sandra Napoli-D'Arco takes on this topic in the latest Ask Snap-D, which appears Wednesdays in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Each week she gives advice on how to grow your solo practice or build your small, midsize or large law firm. Free Sneak Peek »
AROUND THE LEGAL GROUPS IN SEPTEMBER
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