June 26, 2024

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Central Time

ACS Chicago: Why Clerk? Insights from Federal Judges, Law Clerks and Practitioners

Seventh Circuit Courtroom of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, Chicago, IL

Join the Federal Bar Association Chicago Chapter, the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter, and the Federalist Society Chicago Lawyer Chapter for an insightful discussion on the value of judicial clerkships with a distinguished panel of federal judges, law clerks, and practitioners. "Why Clerk? Insights from Federal Judges, Law Clerks, and Practitioners" will cover how and why to apply for a clerkship, the benefits of clerking, crafting a competitive application, and what to expect from the experience. 


Hon. Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Hon. Manish Shah, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 

Hon. A. Benjamin Goldgar, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Janet Siegel Brown, Director of Judicial Clerkships, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Erica Achepohl, Law Clerk to the Hon. Sunil R. Harjani

Moderated by:

Diane Smason, Attorney Advisor to the General Counsel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Attendees will earn 1.5 hours of CLE credit (pending approval). Registration is open until June 25, 2024, at 5:00 p.m., and on-site registration will be available if space permits. Please note that a photo ID is required to enter the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse.

The program is free for members and law students who sign up for a free membership with the FBA. Non-members can attend for a fee of $10. If you're a Law Student, you can join the FBA for free. Please register here: https://rizzoyoung.biz/Join-FBA.

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