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


Hon. 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 Board of Governors of the Advocates Society will meet on

April 6, 2021, by Zoom.

6:30 p.m.   Reception

7:00 p.m.   Meeting



The Members of the Advocates Society and their guests will meet on

April 22, 2021, by Zoom.

6:30 p.m.   Reception

7:00 p.m.   Meeting

To participate, please email advocatessociety@gmail.com.  



With the advent of the new fiscal year of the Advocates Society on March 1, 2021, membership renewal and dues are now due and can be accomplished through the links below.



The Newsletter of the Advocates Society is back!

Please enjoy Edition 2021 Number 4:

(Edition 2021 Number 5 will be published on May 1, 2021.)



Amicus Poloniae legal clinic begins at 9:00 a.m. virtually, or at the PNA at 6100 North Cicero, Chicago, Illinois, with reservations, until further notice. The Clinic schedule is subject to change:

April 17 / May 15 / June 19 / July 17 / August 21 / September 18 / October 16 / November 13 / December 11 / January 15


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 April 8 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) 

April 6 - Board Meeting

April 22 - General Meeting

May 3 - Polish Constitution Day

May 4 - Board Meeting

May 20 - General Meeting

Summer - Summer Family BBQ

September 7 - Board Meeting

September 23 - General Meeting

Fall - Scholarship Fundraiser

October 5 - Board Meeting

October 7 - Judges Night

November 2 - Board Meeting

November 18 - General Meeting

December 7 - Board Meeting

December 17 - General Meeting and Holiday Party

January 4 - Board Meeting

January 20 - General Meeting

February 1 - Board Meeting

Until otherwise announced, all meetings will be held virtually via Zoom, starting with a 6:30 virtual cocktail, followed by the formal meeting at 7:00 p.m. Contact advocatessociety@gmail.com for further information.


Polish-American Advocates Scholarship Foundation


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.


Executive Officers

Constitution and Bylaws



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