About Us

The Advocates Society is an association of Polish-American attorneys. The purpose of the Society is to promote the welfare of its members; establish and maintain proper relationships with the general public; promote the progress of the law and the administration of justice; maintain the honor and dignity of the legal profession; and to foster interest in Polish-American culture and heritage.



Officers of the Advocates Society


Jonathan Clark Green, President

Audrey Cosgrove1st Vice President

Allison R. Pawlicki2nd Vice President

Christina Malecki3rd Vice President

Joanna Pawlowska, Secretary

Ann Melichar, Treasurer

Eryk Wachnik, Historian




The next General Meeting for the Advocates Society is to be announced due to the Pandemic.



The next Board Meeting for the Advocates Society is to be announced due to the Pandemic.


As we continue to navigate the course of the pandemic, with decrees from the Governor, Court, and others, we continue to work on our schedule, and invite you back soon or by August 1 for our next update.


Should you have a question about any of this, please email advocatessociety@gmail.com.


Be well - be safe!


Calendar of the Advocates Society



Noted above with further detail to follow soon.

Unless otherwise specified, General Membership Meetings are held at the Copernicus Center King’s Hall, 5216 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago.  Board Meetings are held at the Copernicus Center Annex.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.  

Amicus Poloniae Legal Clinic are typically held on the third Saturday of each month, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at 6100 North Cicero, Chicago, Illinois.




The "Advocates Society Scholarship Foundation" is a 501(c)(3) entity that provides scholarships to law students based upon academic performance and financial need. The scholarship is awarded to deserving students each year and winners are selected by the Scholarship Committee. If you have questions, please contact Regina Rathnau at regina@rathnaulaw.com.


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Copernicus Center
5214 West Lawrence Avenue, Suite #4
Chicago, IL 60630