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The Advocates Society  is an association of Polish-American attorneys. The purpose of the Society is to promote the welfare of its members; establish and maintain proper relationships with the general public; promote the progress of the law and the administration of justice; maintain the honor and dignity of the legal profession; and to foster interest in Polish-American culture and heritage.


Become a Member

Any person of Polish descent or affinity, duly licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction, is eligible for membership in this Society, regardless of race or religion. A condition of membership shall be absolute and unqualified loyalty to the constitution of the United States of America.

General Membership
(5 or more years) - $175

Attorneys who have been admitted to the bar for five (5) or more years.

General Membership
(less than 5 years) - $150

Attorneys who have been admitted to the bar for less than five (5) years.

Law Student
Membership - $30

Individuals who are not licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction, but are a student attending an accredited law school.

Associate Membership (non-attorney) - $75

Individuals who are not licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction. This is a non-attorney, non-voting membership.

General Meetings | CLE Programs

General meetings and CLE programs are open to members and non-members.

Board Meetings | Events

Board meetings are open to the Board of Governors and current Officers of The Advocates Society.


Check Out Our Most Recent Event!


Annual Judges' Night 2023

See Photos Here

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Polish-American Advocates Scholarship Foundation

The "Advocates Society Scholarship Foundation" is a 501(c)(3) entity that provides scholarships to law students based upon academic performance and financial need. The scholarship is awarded to deserving students each year and winners are selected by the Scholarship Committee. If you have questions, please contact Regina Rathnau at regina@rathnaulaw.com.

Learn More & Apply

Join us at the Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Dinner!

Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Maggiano's 516 N. Clark Street, Chicago IL

Register Now!

You can also donate directly to the Scholarship Foundation!

All proceeds benefit the Polish-American Advocates Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization providing scholarships to law students based upon academic performance and financial need.


The Advocate

The newsletter of the Advocates Society. If you have an announcement for the next edition please submit it below.


Advocates Society
400 E Randolph Street, Suite 3115 | Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 820 -1516 | advocatessociety@gmail.com | Contact Us

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