Past Guest Speakers

One of the highlights of membership is the opportunity to hear directly from prominent leaders in the law, business, politics and other fields. About six times a year the Club hosts guest speakers for lunch or dinner. The gathering is private and the setting is informal, which allows for free and open discussion.

Over its long history, the Lawyers Club of Chicago has welcomed many distinguished guest speakers, from U.S. Supreme Court justices to CEO’s to bestselling authors.

Past Guest Speakers Have Included:

Dean Acheson

Justice Samuel Alito

David Axelrod

Griffin Bell

Lloyd Cutler

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Clarence Darrow

Judge Frank Easterbrook

Patrick Fitzgerald

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Linda Greenhouse

Alexander Haig

Eric Holder

Garrison Keillor

Abner Mikva

Newton Minow

Michael Mukasey

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Ted Olson

Judge Richard Posner

Roscoe Pound

Jay Pritzker

Tom Ricketts