Social Events (No CLE)

    • 12/04/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 113
    Register

    WCLA
    Holiday Party

    Friday, December 4, 2020
    7:00 - 9:00 PM 

    Comedian Jason Salmon
    &
    Casino Games


    We will start the evening with a few laughs at
    7 p.m., courtesy of comedian, Jason Salmon

    At 7:30 p.m., join our virtual casino games
    arranged by Fantasy Casino. 
    Try your hand at Blackjack, Three Card Poker, and Craps!

    Prize drawings will occur throughout the evening with a grand prize at the end…winner must be present

    Please register no later than
    November 30, 2020 to reserve your spot
    for the casino games as space is limited
    to the first 126 people!

    • 12/08/2020
    • 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom

    The Annual Election of the WCLA Officers and Board of Directors for 2021

    Election:

    • President:             Vitas J. Mockaitis
    • Vice President:      Michelle Lafayette
    • Treasurer:             Catherine Doan
    • Secretary:             Christine M. Jagodzinski

    Board Members representing the Respondent’s bar:

    • Natalie Bagley
    • Gerald F. Cooper, Jr.
    • Austin E. Friedrich
    • Laura D. Hrubec
    • Denne Knell
    • Michael S Powalisz
    • Nicole Schnoor
    • Amelia Schwingle

    Board Members representing the Petitioner’s bar:

    • Tyler Berberich
    • Jason Hauck
    • Tracy Jones
    • David B. Menchetti
    • John Rizzo
    • Lindsey Strom
    • Kevin Veugeler
    • Jill Wagner

    After the election, join us for a One Hour Interactive Cooking Class with Chef Sarah Grueneberg.

    In 2017, Grueneberg received the James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Chef: Great Lakes” and was a semifinalist for “Outstanding Chef” in the 2019 & 2020 awards. Grueneberg has been a competitor and finalist on Bravo’s “Top Chef: Texas” and Food Network’s “Iron Chef Gauntlet.” She has also been named a “Rising Star Chef” by Chicago Social magazine in 2009 and 2016 and Eater Chicago’s “Chef of the Year” in the 2011 Eater Awards. Read the full bio.

    Cook alongside Chef Sarah virtually as she makes Bolognese sauce. She’ll share all of her secrets, tips & tricks. This will be interactive so she’ll be able to coach you through the cooking process and answer any questions you may have. The event will be moderated by the Monteverde team.

    Shopping and Equipment lists will be provided in advance, so each household is ready to make the delicious dish at home.

    For a fee, Monteverde can provide the recipe kit or the recipe kit and the full meal. Kits and the meal will be available for pickup at Monteverde 1020 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607 on December 8, 2020.

    Registration for the One Hour Interactive Cooking Class with Chef Sarah Grueneberg is separate. Please use this link to register.
    • 12/08/2020
    • 5:30 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 50
    Register

    In 2017, Grueneberg received the James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Chef: Great Lakes” and was a semifinalist for “Outstanding Chef” in the 2019 & 2020 awards. Grueneberg has been a competitor and finalist on Bravo’s “Top Chef: Texas” and Food Network’s “Iron Chef Gauntlet.” She has also been named a “Rising Star Chef” by Chicago Social magazine in 2009 and 2016 and Eater Chicago’s “Chef of the Year” in the 2011 Eater Awards. Read the full bio.

    Cook alongside Chef Sarah virtually as she makes Fresh Tagliatelle al ragù alla Bolognese. She’ll share all of her secrets, tips & tricks. This will be interactive so she’ll be able to coach you through the cooking process and answer any questions you may have. The event will be moderated by the Monteverde team.

    Shopping and Equipment lists will be provided in advance, so each household is ready to make the delicious dish at home.

    For a fee, Monteverde can provide the recipe kit or the recipe kit and additional courses (Crostini, Salad & Dessert) to complete your meal. Kits and additional courses will be available for pickup at Monteverde 1020 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607 on December 8, 2020.

    REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

    1. Provide me a list (only) - $0 - Shopping and Equipment lists will be provided in advance, so each household is ready to make the delicious dish at home.
    2. Demo/Recipe Kit – $50.00 - A recipe kit includes premeasured ingredients for Tagliatelle al Bolognese - Sarah’s famed pork, beef and veal Bolognese, Parmigiano Reggiano. The kit will make enough for 2.
    3. Demo/Recipe Kit + additional courses – $78.00 - A recipe kit includes premeasured ingredients for Bolognese sauce and the additional fully prepared courses to complete the meal for 2. 
    • 1st Course/Snack – Sunchoke/Artichoke crostini - fontina fonduta, ricotta, Savini Truffle
    • 2nd Course – Oma’s Green Mountain Salad - little gem lettuce, crunchy vegetables, avocado
    • 3rd Course – Tagliatelle al Bolognese - Sarah’s famed pork, beef and veal bolognese, parmigiano Reggiano – Demo/Recipe Kit
    • 4th Course – Forgotten Cookies – toasted coconut, dark chocolate, meringue 
    The kit and additional courses are available for pickup at Monteverde 1020 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607 on December 8, 2020.
    • 08/06/2021
    • 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center - 3500 Midwest Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60523

    2021 Annual WCLA Golf Outing
    Friday, August 6th

    Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills and Resort & Conference Center
    3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL

    Save The Date!

    Shotgun start at 12:00 p.m.

    WCLA is taking the necessary steps to modify the golf outing to comply with state requirements and also ensure the safety of its members. 

    Golfers must meet one of the following criteria: 

    • WCLA members who have paid their 2021 dues 
    • Senior WCLA Members (who are exempt from dues)
    • WCLA Member Hole Sponsors
    • Platinum (foursome) and Gold (twosome) Sponsors may register online
    • Appellate Court and Circuit Court Judges 
    • Chairman, Commissioners and Arbitrators of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

    Registration Opening June 2021:

    Space is limited to 144 golfers - you must be a member! Click here to renew your dues!

    Tentative Agenda:
    9:30 a.m. - Sponsor set up
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration & Lunch
    12:00 p.m. - Shotgun start
    5:30 p.m. - Cocktails,Dinner & Raffle

    Information for the 2021 Golf Outing: 

    • Staggered registration times on August 6th. Your registration time will be noted in your reminder email sent on August 4th.

    WCLA 2021 Golf Outing Room Block

    Link to the hotel - https://www.oakbrookhillsresortchicago.com/

    Need registration help? Email wcla@navandassoc.com or call 708-338-0760.

Past events

11/18/2020 YLS - Trivia Night
11/12/2020 2020 Nomination Meeting & Virtual Mixology Class
08/07/2020 WCLA 2020 Annual Golf Outing
02/27/2020 February 27, 2020 Brown Bag Lunch
01/30/2020 January 30, 2020 Brown Bag Lunch
01/18/2020 2020 WCLA Installation Dinner
12/19/2019 December 19, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch
12/12/2019 YLS Cocktail and Networking Event
12/12/2019 Election Meeting
12/12/2019 2019 Letters to Santa
12/06/2019 2019 Holiday Party
11/21/2019 November 21, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch
11/07/2019 YLS Cocktail and Networking Event
11/07/2019 Nomination Meeting
10/31/2019 October 31, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch
09/26/2019 WCLA/YLS First Fall Happy Hour
09/26/2019 September 26, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch
09/18/2019 September 18, 2019 - Fall Medical Seminar
08/29/2019 August 29, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch
08/09/2019 WCLA 2019 Annual Golf Outing
08/09/2019 WCLA - YLS School Supplies Drive
07/25/2019 WCLA / YLS Happy Hour - July 25
07/25/2019 July 25, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch
06/27/2019 WCLA / YLS Summer Kick Off Happy Hour
06/27/2019 June 27, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch
06/10/2019 June 10, 2019 - Special 3 hour Summer Medical Seminar
05/30/2019 May 30, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch
05/23/2019 WCLA - Young Lawyers' Section Cigar & Whiskey Tasting
04/25/2019 April 25, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch
04/12/2019 April 12, 2019 - Special 3 hour Spring Medical Seminar
03/28/2019 March 28, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch
02/28/2019 February 28, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch
02/12/2019 February 12, 2019 - Special 3 hour Professional Responsibility Boot Camp
01/31/2019 January 31, 2019 Brown Bag Lunch
01/19/2019 2019 WCLA Installation Dinner
12/13/2018 December 13, 2018 Brown Bag Lunch
12/10/2018 Election Meeting
12/10/2018 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS JERSEY DONATION
12/07/2018 2018 Holiday Party
11/20/2018 2018 Letters to Santa
11/07/2018 November 7, 2018 Brown Bag Lunch
11/06/2018 Nomination Meeting
10/11/2018 2018 WCLA-YLS Bowling Tournament
10/09/2018 10.9.18 Brown Bag Lunch - Panel of Vocational Rehabilitation Experts
09/12/2018 September 12, 2018 - Special 3 hour Fall Medical Seminar
08/10/2018 WCLA 2018 Annual Golf Outing
08/08/2018 August 8, 2018 Brown Bag Lunch
07/12/2018 WCLA - Young Lawyers' Section Happy Hour
07/10/2018 July 10, 2018 Brown Bag Lunch
06/20/2018 Appellate Court Luncheon
06/07/2018 WCLA - Young Lawyers' Section Cigar & Bourbon Tasting
06/07/2018 June 7, 2018 Brown Bag Lunch
05/02/2018 May 2, 2018 Brown Bag Lunch
04/25/2018 April 25, 2018 - Special 3 hour Spring Medical Seminar
04/10/2018 April 10, 2018 Brown Bag Lunch
03/22/2018 March 22, 2018 Brown Bag Lunch
02/21/2018 February 21, 2018 Brown Bag Lunch
02/12/2018 February 12, 2018 - Special 3 hour Professional Conduct
01/23/2018 January 23, 2018 Brown Bag Lunch
01/20/2018 2018 WCLA Installation Dinner
12/18/2017 Election Meeting
12/14/2017 December 14, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch
12/01/2017 2017 Holiday Party
11/08/2017 Nomination Meeting
11/08/2017 November 8, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch
11/08/2017 Letters to Santa
10/26/2017 Bowling Tournament - WCLA-YLS
10/10/2017 October 10, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch
09/14/2017 Race Judicata 2017
09/13/2017 Annual Medical Seminar
08/09/2017 August 9, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch
08/04/2017 WCLA 2017 Annual Golf Outing
07/26/2017 Happy Hour at The Dawson - WCLA-YLS
07/11/2017 July 11, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch
06/22/2017 Public House Happy Hour
06/07/2017 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS JERSEY DONATION
06/01/2017 June 1, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch
05/03/2017 May 3, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch
04/11/2017 April 11, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch
03/22/2017 March 22, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch
02/22/2017 February 22, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch
02/13/2017 February 13, 2017 Ethics Seminar
01/24/2017 January 24, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch
01/21/2017 2017 WCLA Installation Dinner
12/15/2016 Brown Bag Lunch
12/05/2016 Election Meeting
12/05/2016 Board Meeting
12/02/2016 Holiday Party
11/15/2016 Brown Bag Lunch
11/09/2016 Nomination Meeting

Laura Hrubec,  President | Vitas J. Mockaitis, Vice President | Michelle Lafayette, Secretary | Catherine Doan, Treasurer

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