ICEA hosted a program for Law Professionals in Chicago

The International Cultural-Educational Association (ICEA) in partnership with Ternopil National Economic University hosted a group of Ukrainian law professionals during August 23-30, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

The program provided presentations and meetings hosted by collaborating organizations, including the Chicago Bar Association, John Marshall Law School, office of the Chief Judge of Cook County Circuit Court and Solex College, which provided opportunities to learn about the American judicial system and to network and build relationships with the local Ukrainian community.

The objectives of this program were to introduce members of the Ukrainian delegation to the:

* American justice system,
* professional legal organizations in Chicago,
* preparation of young candidates for the law profession,
* legal system management and technology,
* international student exchange programs.

Law Professionals in Chicago, ICEA Program August 2014

Law Professionals in Chicago, ICEA Program August 2014

Ukrainian delegation members:

Viktor Bratasyuk – District Court Judge, Professor of Law, Ph.D. in Judicial Science, Ternopil National Economic University;
Iryna Lukasevych-Krutnyk – Professor of Law, Ph.D. in Judicial Science, Ternopil National Economic University;
Oksana Rosoliak – Professor of Law, Ph.D. in Judicial Science, Ternopil National Economic University;
Taras Bagrii – District Court Judge, city of Ternopil;
Svitlana Bocharova – Notary of Law at a Notary Agency in Kiev;
Ganna Grabovska – Professor of Law, Ph.D. in Judicial Science, National Aviation University, Kiev;
Petro Gumennyi – District Court Judge, city of Ternopil;
Oleksandr Kolodii – Lawyer, candidate for election as a Judge, city of Vyshgorod in Kiev region;
Volodymyr Shevchenko – Lawyer, member of Ternopil state Bar Association;
Olha Vasylevych – Public Notary in city of Ternopil;
Oleg Vasylevych – Judge, Ostrog District Court, Rivno region;
Valerii Osadchyi – Lawyer, city of Vyshgorod in Kiev.

ICEA gives special thanks to the following individuals for their magnificent presentations:

Judge James P. Flannery – The Chief of Chicago Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois

Judge Timothy P. Murphy – Chicago Circuit Judge, Cook County, Illinois

Dorothy Brown – Clerk of the Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois

Melissa Pacelli – Supervisor, Department of public affairs, Office of the Chief Judge Circuit Court of Cook County,

Blanca E. Jara – Supervisor, Chief Judge’s Office, Circuit Court of Cook County,

Beth McMeen – Assistant Executive Director and CLE Director, the Chicago Bar Association

Vera Eliashevsky – Committee Chair, Chicago Sister Cities International,

Virginia M. Russell – Associate Director, Center for International Law, the John Marshall Law School in Chicago,

Michael P. Seng – professor of Law and Director Czech/Slovak Legal Institute, the John Marshall Law School in Chicago;

Ramsey Donnell – Associate Director for Access and Organization, John Marshall Law School,

Christopher Bevard – Associate Director of Educational Technology, John Marshall Law School, and Director of Louis L. Biro Law Library,

Pravednyk Andriy –Consul General of Ukraine in Chicago,

Gene Meltser – Attorney, Birg & Meltser firm,

Marina Chudnovsky – Director of Chicago Division of Solex College

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