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General Meeting & CLE

  • Thu, November 16, 2023
  • 6:30 PM
  • The Annex - 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

The Members of the Advocates Society and their guests are invited to attend our General Meeting on:  November 16, 2023

General Meeting & CLE
The Annex

5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630  

6:30pm:  Cocktails & Networking

7:00pm:  Dinner and General Members Meeting
7:30pm: CLE

The Advocates Society and the Bohemian Lawyers Association have united to present this CLE program. This program has been approved for 1hr MCLE creditIf you're participating as a member of the Bohemian Lawyers Association, kindly register as a non-member and forward the invoice to Rich Vavra at

Registration Rates:

Members: Free with an optional discretionary payment of $15 to help cover dinner costs
Non-Members: $30

Members - please log into your membership account to access the member registration rates. 

CLE: Dr. Diana Uchiyama from the Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP) will be presenting a 1-hour CLE presentation called “Breaking the Cycle: Managing Imposter Syndrome and Perfectionism".

Impostor syndrome (IS) refers to an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be and it has links to maladaptive perfectionism and fear of failure. It can affect anyone no matter their social status, work background, skill level, or degree of expertise. 

Participants in this program will learn: 

  • Why lawyers, particularly, early career, women and minorities are a vulnerable population
  • The common mental health issues associated with Imposter Syndrome and Maladaptive Perfectionism
  • The signs and characteristics associated with Imposter Syndrome and Maladaptive Perfectionism; and
  • What you can do to minimize these feelings as you navigate the practice of law and your career as an attorney

Dr. Diana Uchiyama
Executive Director, Lawyer's Assistance Program (LAP)

Dr. Diana Uchiyama is the Executive Director of the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP). Prior to joining LAP, she was the Administrator of Psychological Services for DuPage County and ran a licensed outpatient substance use treatment program, including a Mentally Ill Substance Abuse (MISA) program and Seeking Safety program for individuals with substance use problems, who were also trauma survivors. While at DuPage County she also ran a 26-week Domestic Batterer Intervention Program for a court mandated population of clients. Continue reading.

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