Calendar

Meetings

Meetings are held from 12:30 - 1:30 PM, generally on the 2nd Friday of each month.

Unprograms

Two Unprograms are generally scheduled in the Spring and Fall annually.

    • Friday, May 07, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Our next meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021 via Zoom. To commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month, Dr. Diana Uchiyama will speak on the topic of "The Jaded Lawyer: Compassion, Fatigue and Burnout." We anticipate 1 CLE hour of mental health/substance use credit. Please register now.  Zoom link will be sent upon registration confirmation and is also on the Members Only Page of the website.  

    Dr. Diana Uchiyama, JD, PsyD, CAADC—Executive Director at the Lawyers’ Assistance Program

    Dr. Diana Uchiyama is the Executive Director of the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP).  Prior to joining LAP, she was the Administrator of Psychological Services for DuPage County and ran a licensed outpatient substance use treatment program, including a Mentally Ill Substance Abuse (MISA) program and Seeking Safety program for individuals with substance use problems, who were also trauma survivors.  While at DuPage County she also ran a 26-week Domestic Batterer Intervention Program for a court mandated population of clients. 

    Dr. Uchiyama has also worked for the Kane County Diagnostic Center, as both a Staff Psychologist and Juvenile Drug Court Coordinator, and has an extensive background doing court ordered evaluations including psychological, sanity, fitness, fitness to parent, and sex offender evaluations.  She is a licensed sex offender evaluator in the State of Illinois.   She has implemented numerous changes to court ordered programs both in Kane and DuPage County and is a SAMSHA certified trauma informed care trainer.  Dr. Uchiyama also conducts therapy with adults and adolescents, is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and has an Advanced Mindfulness Training Certificate, teaching mindfulness skills to others in order to increase their wellbeing.

    Prior to obtaining her masters and doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Uchiyama was an Assistant Public Defender in Cook County working in various felony courtrooms at 26th and California in Chicago  for over a decade. She obtained her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.


    • Friday, May 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Via Zoom Webinar
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    SAVE THE DATE!


    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Spring UnProgram will be held via Zoom. Mark your calendars to attend this timely session from 9 am - 12:45 pm on May 14. 


    Schedule:

    9:00 am     Welcome & Introduction  
    Presentation of Chapter Member of the Year
    Presentation from Platinum, Gold & Silver Sponsors
    9:40 am Illinois Dept. on Aging Dir. Paula Basta: The Community Care programs and other services for seniors in the community
    10:40 am   

     A Word from our Sponsors

    10:50 am Update from NAELA President Wendy Cappelletto
    11:00 am

    Update from Springfield - Rep. Morgan & Sen. Crowe

    12:00 pm  Legislative Update from our lobbyist group, Stricklin & Associates
    12:30 pm  Q&A Session 
    12:45  pm   Adjourn


            

    Zoom information will be sent to registrants before the event. 

    Looking forward to seeing everyone then!

    • Friday, June 11, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
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    Our next meeting via Zoom, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021 will be a membership meeting and include Open Forum.   Please mark your calendar.  Zoom link will be sent upon registration confirmation and is also on the Members Only Page of the website.  

    • Monday, June 28, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Our next meeting via Zoom, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021 will include an educational presentation. Please mark your calendar.  Zoom link will be sent upon registration confirmation and is also on the Members Only Page of the website. Registration is required in order to receive MCLE credit. 

    Topic:  TBD in celebration of Pride Month. (1.0 Diversity & Inclusion CLE Credit anticipated). 

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