Community events: Free legal advice April 28 by phone
Updated: May 27, 2012 8:04AM
Free legal advice
April 28 by phone
The Chicago BarAssociation Lawyer Referral Service and the Illinois State Bar Association will host a special Law Week “Call-A-Lawyer” program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Volunteer attorneys will give free legal advice over the phone to Chicagoland residents who call (312) 554-2001. Attorneys will be available to answer general questions on a variety of legal issues including bankruptcy, domestic relations, immigration, personal injury and Social Security. Callers can explain their situation to an attorney who will then suggest self-help strategies to resolve their legal issues. If callers need further legal services, they will be advised to see their attorney or to contact the CBA Lawyer Referral Service.
The CBA Lawyer Referral Service is one of few bar associations in the country to meet the American Bar Association’s Standards for lawyer referral and approved to use its logo and slogan, “The Right Call for the Right Lawyer.” For referral to an experienced attorney, the public can contact the CBA Lawyer Referral Service at (312) 554-2001 during business hours or through the website at www.chicagobar.org.
for Life April 28
After six consecutive years of hosting Relay for Life, Concordia University Chicago will host its second annual Mini-Relay for Life of Concordia–Dominican from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 28 on Concordia University Chicago’s athletic track and field, at 7400 Augusta St., in River Forest. Relay organizers from Concordia and Dominican selected “USS HOPE” as the 2012 event theme and a $25,000 fund-raising goal.
The community is invited to stop by and participate in events throughout the day, including Ultimate Twister, a bean bags tournament, Spongebob Relay, silent auction, themed laps, photography booth, face painting, live entertainment and more. Free and handicapped-accessible parking is available in visitor’s lot north of the university parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street.
Concordia and Dominican organizers invite cancer survivors, caregivers and all community advocates to take part in Relay for Life by joining or organizing a team. Donations can also be made to the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit www.RelayforLife.rog/concordiail or contact Bethany Hein at Bethany.Hein@CUChicago.edu or (708) 209-3555.
fund-raiser May 4
The Oak Park Tennis Center, 544 N. Harlem Ave., in River Forest, invites you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, May 4, at The Carleton of Oak Park, 1110 Pleasant St., Oak Park. This annual fund-raiser includes beer and wine from 7 to 9 p.m., cash bar after 9 p.m., buffet dinner, silent auction and live music. The cost is $75 per person or $750 for a table for 10. Proceeds raised by this event will fund the recently installed clay courts.
For more information, go www.oakparktennis.com or e-mail email@example.com.
The Oak Park Tennis Center is a self-funded, volunteer organization founded in 1924 in partnership with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County providing the only fully public clay courts in Cook County and nearby communities offering season passes and hourly pay-per-use fees. The OPTC is located at the corner of Lake Street and Harlem Avenue in Cummings Park in River Forest, offering nine new HAR-TRU® clay courts, and open daily from May 15 through Oct. 1.
WSSRA annual Derby Gala May 5
Have you always wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby? West Suburban Special Recreation Association has a great alternative to driving down to Louisville.
WSSRA will be hosting its annual Derby Gala fund-raiser from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Turf Club at Hawthorne Race Course, 3501 S. Laramie in Cicero. A light dinner, beer and wine, a derby hat and tie contest, raffles and a silent auction are included in the day. Guests can enjoy off-track wagering and view a simulcast of the running of the 138th Kentucky Derby. WSSRA raises funds at this event to increase recreation opportunities for persons from Oak Park, Forest Park, Berwyn, Cicero, Norridge, Harwood Heights, Franklin Park, Elmwood Park and River Forest with disabilities.
Illinois Senators Don Harmon, Phil Rock and Martin Sandoval and State Representative Angelo “Skip” Saviano are this year’s Steering Committee Chairmen.
“We hope to raise $50,000 at the Derby Gala. Our silent auction, the ad book, raffle and ticket proceeds will bring in needed funds. In addition to raising funds, our guests also provide encouragement to WSSRA and the families we serve. Their attendance at this event shows WSSRA staff and participants that WSSRA’s mission to provide quality recreation to individuals with disabilities is worthwhile. The legislators’ and town officials’ presence at this event demonstrate their support for individuals with disabilities,” said Marianne Birko, WSSRA Executive Director.
Call WSSRA at 847.455.2100 for more information or to purchase a ticket for the event.
The West Suburban Special Recreation Foundation is also accepting items for the silent auction which will run from 2:30 to 6:15 p.m. that day. A raffle for an iPad 2, (a $730 value) and cash prizes will also be featured at the WSSRA Derby Gala. Raffle tickets are $25 each or 5 tickets for $100. Winner need not be present to win.
For more information about WSSRA visit www.wssra.net.
Call the Association office at (847) 455-2100 to purchase a raffle or Derby Gala ticket. Event tickets are $80 each.