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

June 8, 2021 by Zoom and then

September 7, 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

September 23, 2021, by Zoom.

6:30 p.m.   Reception

7:00 p.m.   Meeting

7:15 p.m.  CLE

To participate, please email advocatessociety@gmail.com.  



The Newsletter of the Advocates Society is back!

Please enjoy Edition 2021 Number 7/8:

Edition 2021 Number 7/8



In an effort to educate the community about the law, the Advocates Society provides The Advocates Speakers Bureau, through which Members of the Advocates Society make themselves available to community groups to speak about and otherwise discuss the law, including the legal system, the participants, and various topics of interest. This informal program provides a means for community groups to find lawyers in their communities who are willing to speak without a fee. Presentations can be adjusted for the group and available time.

To request a presentation, please use the following form:

Request for Speaker

To offer comments and suggestions about our program, please email:




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:

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 June 5 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) 

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.


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