Law At The Library

The Chicago Bar Association, in partnership with the Evanston Public Library and Chicago Public Library, curates an annual year-long legal education program to answer questions and provide practical resources and insights into today’s most pressing legal issues.  Each Law at the Library program features a presentation by an experienced attorney, followed by a brief question and answer session. All events are free, open to the public and conducted via Zoom (unless otherwise noted by *). Registration is required (unless otherwise noted by ^). To register or for additional information, see links below.  You can also see previous sessions of Law At The Library on the Evanston Public Library YouTube page. For a referral to a CBA lawyer, visit

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.*^
Virtual and In Person Attendance
Know Your Rights: Book Bans and the Law
With special guests Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, Chicago Circuit Court Judge Robert F. Harris, and Chicago Public Library Commissioner Chris Brown

Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Renters and Renting: Landlord and Tenant Rights

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Changes to Tax Law:  Know Before You File!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Consumer Law: Dealing with Debt – Credit Issues, Student Loans & Bankruptcy

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Employment Rights and Contract Negotiations

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Own Business

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Know Your Rights: Environmental Updates Impacting Your Community

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Elder Law: Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Elder Law: Guardianship and Power of Attorney

Tuesday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m.
LGBTQIA+ the Law: Take Pride In Your Future


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