Committees

Anti-Defamation whose duty it will be to investigate, review and recommend to the Society appropriate action in any situation in which Poles or others are ridiculed or otherwise unfavorably treated or characterized.  Such Committee shall also act as a liaison between this Society and other established organizations concerned in the area of anti-defamation.

Award of Merit whose duty it will be to consider and review candidates for the Society’s Award of Merit.  The purpose of the Award shall be to honor an individual from the Greater Chicagoland area who has contributed to the advancement and progress of the Polish Community in Chicago in some special way or by a history of service thereto.

Constitution and Bylaws whose duty it will be to receive, review and recommend to the General Membership amendments and changes to the Constitution and By-laws of this Society.

Current Legal Decisions and Practice whose duty it will be to report monthly to the Secretary for inclusion in the monthly Newsletter current decisions and changes in the law of practice, procedures and substantive law.

Ethics and Grievance whose duty it will be to observe the professional conduct of the members of the Society in relation to professional ethics and foster adherence to the adopted code; and to hear all complaints of unprofessional or unethical conduct made against members of this Society.

Finance and Budget whose duty it will be to submit at the meeting of the Board of Governors in March, a proposed budget reflecting estimated income and expenditures for the ensuing year.  The Chair of this Committee shall be the Treasurer of the Society.

Family activities whose duty it will be to organize and make all arrangements for any appropriate social activities for members and their families.

House whose duty it will be to provide and make all arrangements for refreshments for the members at the Regular Monthly General Membership Meetings.

Inter-Bar whose duty it will be to act as liaison between this Society and other bar associations.

Judicial administration whose duty it will be to consider problems in the administration of justice and the organization of the judiciary, and to recommend measures calculated to improve the administration of justice.

Legislation whose duty it will be to observe and consider proposed changes of the law, to direct the attention of the Society to such contemplated legislation as may adversely affect the legal profession; and to propose such changes in the law or the administration thereof which it may regard as beneficial.

Membership whose duty it will be to seek and solicit new members and receive and process their applications for membership in accordance with Article III hereof.

Public Relations whose duty it will be to publicize the activities of the Society insofar as they affect the public at large; to obtain due recognition of the efforts of this Society and its members; and establish and maintain proper and suitable relations between the public and the Bar.

Resolutions whose duty it will be to draft proper resolutions concerning any matter referred to it by the Society, the President or the Board of Governors; and to thereafter submit the names for appropriate action.

Scholarship whose duty it shall be to supervise the “Advocates Society/Knights of Dabrowski Scholarship Fund”; to solicit funds or donations; and to make recommendations to the Knights of Dabrowski as to the recipient of any such funds.

Sports whose duty it will be to organize and make all arrangements for an Annual Golf Outing and Dinner.

Steering: It shall be the duty of the Steering Committee to consider all matters pertaining to civic or political endorsements for elective or appointive office and to make recommendations relating thereto.

Unauthorized practice whose duty it will be to investigate any practice or method of procuring or transacting legal business by other than licensed attorneys and to hear all complaints relating to the unauthorized practice of law.

Welfare whose duty it will be to observe and perform the usual and customary services incident to the illness, bereavement or death of a member of this Society or of his or her immediate family.

Young members whose duty it will be to give assistance to members recently admitted to the practice of law concerning Court procedures and practice.

Special Committees:

MCLE whose duty it will be to investigate ways the Advocates Society can bring opportunities to earn Mandatory Continuing Legal Education credit to its members.