You have come to the right place if you are a lawyer who has an intellectual curiosity and wants to be part of an organization comprised of jurists who regularly meet, typically over a meal, to hear from a broad range of recognized and learned speakers and discuss current issues of interest to the bar. Founded in 1883, the Lawyers Club of Chicago is proud to be Chicago’s second oldest bar association. While much has changed since Eugene Prussing had what Major Edgar B. Tolman called “[t]he best of his bright ideas,” which was to form our Club, at least one constant remains. The Lawyers Club still provides a forum for social discourse and tolerant discussion of questions of interest to judges and practitioners in a fun and inviting setting.
Our membership consists of distinguished judges and practitioners with expertise across a broad range of subject matters. Numerous sitting and former federal and state judges, including some on courts of review, call the Club home and routinely attend meetings. Certain other members practice in courts throughout the country or in international settings. Still others focus on matters closer to home and are well known figures in local courts. Also among our ranks are those who serve in government positions, advise clients on sophisticated transactional or regulatory matters, or have answered the call to educate the next generation of lawyers through service in academia. Regardless of how we spend our days, what binds us all together is that we have chosen to make Chicago our professional home.
Our members enjoy a sense of community and comradery – an oasis within the context of the larger Chicago bar, which can feel isolating due to the size, scope and sophistication of our legal market. We invite you to explore all that the Lawyers Club of Chicago has to offer. It is a place where past meets present; where ideas and conversation flow; and where friendships and professional relationships are kindled and reborn.