Chicago Chapter

Message from the President

Welcome to the Chicago Chapter's website. The mission of the Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve. The Chicago Chapter is a very active Chapter with many programs and opportunities for federal lawyers, judges and practitioners. The Chicago Chapter of the FBA has over 400 members and consistently offers a wide variety of programs and events of interest to attorneys engaged in federal practice.

50th Anniversary of the Criminal Justice Act Commemoration

The Chicago Chapter commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Criminal Justice Act on February 13, 2014 in the Ceremonial Courtroom in the federal building in Chicago.

Chief Judge Castillo's Investiture

On July 1, 2013 Judge Ruben Castillo became the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Click through to read the full press release and to view photos.

Chicago Chapter Boundaries

Chapter Memorials and Awards

• Michael Francis Lefkow Memorial Award
• Walter J. Cummings Award
• Frank J. McGarr Award
• Kathryn Smith Matkov Award



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