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2/26 - APA-CMS Bar Exam & Mentoring Event 2020 (CM | 1.5)

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

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We invite you to attend the Fifth Annual APA-CMS Bar Exam planning law session, a realistic simulated law school experience for planners and land use professionals. Naturally, it takes place in a bar, back again this year at the Haymarket Pub and Brewery! After the Bar Exam, Join the APA-CMS, CUPPA Alumni Association, and CUPPA student groups for meets, greets, and eats!

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Join Ancel Glink attorneys and their Quorum Forum podcast, as your team is tested on the year's most important planning laws and cases, covering cannabis, signs, telecommunications, and more! Participants will compete for unreasonable grades, set by a harsh curve, ultimately earning the winning team a fabulous prize! Everyone will literally "pass the bar" after attending this session, though you are welcome to stop and have a drink with us before you do.

To help us provide the most beneficial Bar Exam experience, please fill out this 1-question survey about the law topics that most interest you:

DATE: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

TIME: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. CST

PLACE: Haymarket Pub and Brewery, 737 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661

CM LAW 1.5 approved

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APA-CMS and the CUPPA Alumni Association, in partnership with various UIC planning student groups, will host the Annual Networking and Mentorship Event at Haymwarket Brewery and Pub from 5:00 - 8:00 PM (after the Bar Exam). Seasoned professionals and planning students will participate in a meet and greet exercise with plenty of time for general networking. This will be a great opportunity to reacquaint with familiar faces while sharing insights and advice about planning practice in the real world.

The event is FREE and includes complimentary appetizers with a cash bar. The mentoring event follows our annual Bar Exam legal review held at the same venue.

Agenda 3:30 - 5:00 PM Planning Law Session 5:00 PM Registration + Refreshments 5:30-8:00 PM Mentoring and Networking Event


Dan Bolin is a partner at Ancel Glink representing public entities and property owners in wide-ranging local government and land use matters. Dan advises governmental clients on trending land use issues, and his creative strategies for the repair and demolition of blighted properties recently helped his client earn a Lake County Municipal League Innovation Award. Dan writes about controversial land uses, and regularly speaks at state and national conferences regarding emerging municipal law topics. Dan hosts Ancel Glink’s “Quorum Forum” podcast and he appears on ELGL’s GovLove podcast, where he earned a GovieLovie Award.

Gregory W. Jones, AICP is a partner in Ancel Glink's Chicago office. Greg counsels municipal and private sector clients on a host of land use, zoning, construction, and complex regulatory matters. Greg has extensive experience with economic development efforts, including tax increment financing, annexation, redevelopment, and strategic zoning code projects. Before practicing law, Greg spent nearly a decade serving as a city planner and zoning administrator for several municipalities in the Chicago area. Greg is an active member of the American Planning Association and has served on APA-IL's legislative committee since 2013.


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