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General Meeting & CLE Program

  • Thu, January 18, 2024
  • Copernicus Center - King's Hall


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

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The Members of the Advocates Society and their guests are invited to attend our General Meeting and CLE on:  January 18, 2024

Copernicus Center - King's Hall
5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630  

6:30pm:  Cocktails & Networking

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

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: Collections for the Non-Collection Attorney

A one hour overview of the debt collection and bankruptcy process for the non-collection attorney. Learn what steps creditors can take to collect on judgements and basics of bankruptcy to advise clients when their venders file for bankruptcy. 


Julia Smolka
Robbins DiMonte, Ltd. 

Julia has over 20 years of experience representing diverse business industries and individuals as debtors in reorganizations, bankruptcy, and debt restructuring. She has been lead and co-counsel in Chapter 11 bankruptcies on behalf of real estate developers, hospitality companies, commercial landlords, manufacturers, fabricators, logistic companies and high net-worth individuals. She also has significant experience representing lenders and creditors in bankruptcy court and state court, including stay modification litigation, adversary actions, priority lien disputes and commercial collection and foreclosure, as well as contractors and homeowners in construction and mechanic’s lien litigation.

As a seasoned attorney, Julia handles all aspects of litigation including investigations, pleadings, discovery, pre-trial matters, trial, and if appropriate, settlements and/or appeals of trial decisions. Julia is a frequent speaker with the Illinois State Bar Association on topics in Bankruptcy, Mechanics Lien and Collection Strategies. Julia is the Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice.

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