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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.

Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!

Happy New Year!

News and Events

Please save these dates with details to follow:

Wednesday – February 20, 2019

The Advocates Society Annual Installation Dinner will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Allegro Hotel, 171 West Randolph Street, Chciago, Illinois. Cocktail reception at 5:00 p.m. followed by the program and dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Advance sales tickets are $150 payable to “Advocates Society” and mailed to Advocates Society c/o Lucas Figiel, 7111 West Higgins Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60656.  The Advocates Society will be installing the officers for the 2019-2020 term:

Lucas Figiel, President

Jonathan Clark Green, 1st Vice President

Allison R. Pawlicki, 2nd Vice President

Catherine R. Brukalo, 3rd Vice President

Audrey Cosgrove, Secretary

Ann Melichar, Treasurer

Christina Malecki, Historian

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Diann Marsalek will be honored with the 2019 Award of Merit.  For more information, contact




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


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