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 Board Meeting for the Advocates Society will be on November 12, 2020, at 7 p.m. by Zoom.

If you would like to participate, please email the President at advocatessociety@gmail.com.



The next General Meeting for the Advocates Society will be on November 19, 2020, by Zoom.

6:30 - Virtual Reception

7:00 - Meeting

To participate, please email advocatessociety@gmail.com.


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 November 15 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


(remaining dates) 

November 7, 2020 Amicus Poloniae*

November 12, 2020 Board Meeting (Virtual)

November 19, 2020 General Meeting, featuring scholarship recipients (Virtual)

December 3, 2020 Board Meeting (Virtual)

December 5, 2020 Amicus Poloniae*

December 18, 2020 General Meeting and Christmas Party (Logistics TBD)

January 7, 2020 Board Meeting (Virtual)

January 16, 2021 Amicus Poloniae*

January 21, 2020 General Meeting (Virtual)

February 4, 2020 Board Meeting (Virtual)

February 13, 2021 Amicus Poloniae*

February 18, 2021 Installation (Virtual)

Unless otherwise specified, General Membership Meetings listed above for the 2020-2021 fiscal year will be held virtually via Zoom.  Please contact advocatessociety@gmail.com for Zoom contact details if you wish to join us.  General Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. with a virtual cocktail, followed by a brief meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m., and a free CLE program, as applicable.

*NOTE: Amicus Poloniae legal clinic is temporarily not holding in-person sessions until further notice due to COVID-19. However, calls are still being taken c/o Mark Dobrzycki at (773)286-2325.  [The Amicus Poloniae legal clinic would normally begin at 10:00 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) and take place 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