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    • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    A Guide for Young Lawyers: Starting Your Career

    Mike Bonamarte, Justinian Society Past President, CLE Chair and Managing Partner of Levin & Perconti, will share his advice on what young lawyers can and should do (and not do) early in their professional lives to increase their chances of a successful career.  Mike will be joined by Levin & Perconti Associates, Bryan Ruggiero and Gabe Aprati, who will offer their perspectives on lessons they’ve learned that have led to early career success.  The presentation promises to inspire and motivate young lawyers and offer practical tips on time management, how to stay motivated, and achieving personal and professional fulfillment.

    Presenters:
    Michael F. Bonamarte, IV is a managing partner and trial attorney at Levin & Perconti in Chicago.  He is a past president of the Justinian Society and current chair of the Justinian CLE committee.  He’s the immediate past chair of the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group and a member of Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Board of Managers.  He has tried many cases to jury verdict resulting in several upper seven figure verdicts and a recent eight figure verdict.  Mike is also currently serving on the governing board of Consumer Voice, a national organization dedicated to championing and protecting the rights of nursing home residents.  Mike speaks regularly to consumers and attorneys across the country.

    Gabriel Aprati joined Levin & Perconti in November 2018, after graduating cum laude from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2018. During his time in law school, Gabriel was a staff writer and editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review. He also was a member of the Moot Court Honors Society/Appellate Advocacy and the National Trial Team. Gabriel decided to pursue a career in personal injury law when a close family member was involved in a life-threatening car accident and Gabriel witnessed first-hand the difficulties that emerged from the incident. Gabriel now puts this perspective to use by vigorously fighting for individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others. As an associate at Levin & Perconti, Gabriel handles a number of complex medical malpractice, nursing home, assisted living, wrongful death, premise liability, auto and trucking, and personal injury cases. While providing injury victims and their families with a voice, Gabriel places an emphasis on communication with clients and ensuring that their stories and tribulations are expressed in a meaningful way from start to finish. Since 2018, Gabriel has helped to recover millions of dollars for his clients and their families.

    Bryan A. Ruggiero joined Levin & Perconti in November 2017 as an associate trial attorney. He graduated cum laude in the top 5% of his class at The John Marshall Law School, and was on the Dean’s List for five semesters. Bryan has a passion for trial work, and began obtaining valuable trial experience in the Traffic Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office with his Illinois Supreme Court 711 License in 2017. There, he personally tried 11 cases with 11 successful verdicts, and litigated a number of other matters and hearings. Bryan also served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jorge Alonso of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois.

    As an associate at Levin & Perconti, Bryan handles a number of complex medical malpractice, nursing home, assisted living, community integrated living arrangement (CILA), wrongful death, premise liability, dog bite, and personal injury cases, and he plays a key role from the outset of the case through trial. In 2020 just prior to the pandemic, Bryan helped obtain a successful jury verdict on behalf of a family who lost their loved one at nursing home after suffering an unwitnessed and undocumented fall and hip fracture. Since 2018, Bryan has helped to recover tens of millions of dollars for his clients and their families.


    Complimentary to JSOL Members and to JSOL Law School Student Chapters.

     *Renew or join the Justinian Society of Lawyers.

    • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    We invite you to join us for this one-of-a-kind Virtual Dining experience!
    Wednesday,  April 21st • 5:30 - 6:30 PM
    Free to Justinian members.
    $25 - Non-Members

    JSOL is hosting a fun virtual dinner.  Chef Halee Raff will be cooking for us!. We are invited into her kitchen to cook along side her as she prepares ricotta and toast points with toppings. 

    In addition, the Nominating Committee will present a slate of candidates for the 2021-2022 Officers. Additional nominations will be accepted from the floor.

    Meet Our Guest Chef! Chef Halee Raff of HardBittenn

    Halee is a young chef who started Hardbittenn in the beginning of the pandemic. Since launching, Chef Halee’s been in high demand creating chef made, restaurant quality meals delivered straight to people's homes, weekly dinner series, cooking classes, and has expanded her delicious offerings to custom cakes, baked goods and pop tarts.

    Halee graduated from Johnson and Wales culinary school in 2014. Within seven years, she worked her way up to an executive position and has worked in some of Chicago's amazing Michelin starred restaurants, including Tru, Sixteen, Naha and Momotaro!

    Want to cook along side Chef Halee? Purchase your ingredients in advance!




    • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Webinar

    Courtroom Technology

    with 

    Brian Monico 

     Free to JSOL members
    $50 for Non-Members*



     *Renew or join the Justinian Society of Lawyers.

    • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Justinian Society of Lawyers of Illinois co-hosting
    with Italian American Lawyers Association &
    National Italian American Bar Association


    An Interactive Zoom Event

    "Growing up Italian in America”

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2021

    6:00-6:15 pm: Music & Networking
    6:15 pm-8:00 pm: Program

    We hope to hear stories and experiences from leaders of our country of Italian descent. We will honor and celebrate all leaders who share our common Italian heritage and roots.

    LEARN THE BASICS ON HOW TO TRACE OUR ITALIAN ROOTS

    We will share the basics on how to trace our Italian roots. We will go over how to get started, the resources available, tips and how to interpret historic documents.

    RSVP by Friday May 14, 2021 at IALA's Event Page:
    http://www.iala.info/event-4141301

    Registration
    JSOL, IALA, NIABA Members FREE
    Non-Members – $5.00

    Questions or feedback? E-mail IALA at iala07@yahoo.com or call (425) 753-5420

    Click here for flyer

    Italian American Lawyers Association &
    National Italian American Bar Association
    • Thursday, May 20, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM (CDT)
    • Chicago Yacht Club




    Installation and Annual Meeting 

    Details to Be Announced


    All proceeds from Ticket Sales and Sponsorships benefit The Justinian Society of Lawyers Endowment Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

    • Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom


    June Webinar

    Free to JSOL members

    $50 for Non-Members*

    Details to be announced.

     *Renew or join the Justinian Society of Lawyers.

    • Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Webinar

    Jury Selection

    with
     

    Michael Bonamarte 

     Free to JSOL members
    $50 for Non-Members*

    Speaker

    Michael F. Bonamarte is a managing partner and trial attorney at Levin & Perconti in Chicago.  He is a past president of the Justinian Society and current chair of the Justinian CLE committee.  He’s the immediate past chair of the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group and a member of Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Board of Managers.  He has tried many cases to jury verdict resulting in several upper seven figure verdicts and a recent eight figure verdict.  Mike is also currently serving on the governing board of Consumer Voice, a national organization dedicated to championing and protecting the rights of nursing home residents.  Mike speaks regularly to consumers and attorneys across the country.

     *Renew or join the Justinian Society of Lawyers.

    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM (CDT)

    Save the date for

    A Centennial Celebration

    Galleria Marchetti 
    825 W Erie St, Chicago 

    All proceeds benefit the Justinian Society of Lawyers Endowment Fund, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Past events

Thursday, March 18, 2021 Justinian Children's Endowment Fund 2021 Grant Virtual Mixer
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Judges Panel and Discussion
Thursday, February 18, 2021 Bring a Friend Mixer
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Not Just Words
Thursday, December 17, 2020 Holiday Mixer
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 The Supreme Court: The Changing Court and Self-Evident Truths, a look back and forward
Thursday, November 19, 2020 Past Presidents and Scholarship Awards - a Zoom Celebration and Tasting Event
Sunday, September 20, 2020 Scholarship Application Deadline
Monday, June 01, 2020 Annual Business Meeting and Election
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Casino Night 2020
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Past Presidents and Scholarship Dinner
Thursday, October 24, 2019 Complimentary Cocktail Reception - Justinian Society of Lawyers and National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA)
Monday, October 14, 2019 Columbus Day Parade
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Installation & Awards Dinner
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 Justinian 2019 Annual Golf Outing
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Installation of Officers
Thursday, April 18, 2019 Nomination of Officers
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Children's Endowment Dinner
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Casino Night
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Past President's and Scholarship Dinner
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Cocktail Event at Jenner & Block
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Joint Member Social
Monday, October 08, 2018 Columbus Day Parade
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Installation & Awards Dinner
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Annual Golf Outing
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Installation of Officers
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Nomination of Officers
Thursday, March 15, 2018 CEF Fundraiser
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Justinian February Event
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Joint Chapter Dinner
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Past President Reception
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Scholarship Dinner
Monday, October 09, 2017 Columbus Day Parade
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Installation & Awards Dinner
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Installation Dinner Ad Book
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Annual Golf Outing
Thursday, May 18, 2017 DuPage Justinian Installation of President and Officers
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Installation of Officers
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Nomination of Officers
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Children's Endowment Fund Dinner
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Joint Chapter Dinner
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Past Presidents Reception
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Scholarship Dinner
Monday, October 10, 2016 Columbus Day Parade
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Installation & Awards Dinner
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Annual Golf Outing
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Installation of Officers Dinner Meeting
Thursday, April 14, 2016 Nomination of Officers
Thursday, March 17, 2016 Children's Endowment Fund Dinner
Thursday, February 18, 2016 Joint Justinian Chapter Bocce Tournament

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