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4/6/22 - APA-CMS 2022 Bar Exam & Mentoring Event (CM | 1 LAW)

Updated: Apr 8, 2022

Attend the Annual APA-CMS Bar Exam planning law session, a realistic simulated law school experience for planners (in a bar). Then, immediately following the "Bar Exam", seasoned professionals and students will have a chance to meet & greet while enjoying some complimentary appetizers.

DATE: April 6, 2022

TIMES: 3:30 - 5:00 (law); 5:00 - 7:30 (networking)


737 W Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60661


  • $15 Professionals

  • $5 Students

  • Networking Event Only - FREE!

The APA-CMS asks that all attendees register if they plan on attending any part of the event.


BAR EXAM (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

The APA-IL Chicago Metro Section has partnered with Ancel Glink once again for our annual Bar Exam. The planning law session is a realistic simulated law school experience for planners and land use professionals. Back in-person this year at the Haymarket Pub and Brewery, join Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum, as you are tested on some of the most important planning law cases of the year. Everyone will literally "pass the bar" after attending this session, so please stop and have a drink with us before you go.

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.

CM: 1.0 CM Law Credits approved. For program questions, please email:

NETWORKING (5:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Immediately following our annual "Bar Exam" Law Session, APA-IL CMS will host the Annual Networking and Mentorship Event at Haymarket Brewery and Pub. Seasoned professionals and planning students will participate in a meet and greet exercise with plenty of time for general networking. Brought to you in partnership with various UIC planning student groups, the event will be a great opportunity to reacquaint with familiar faces while sharing insights and advice about planning practice in the real world. The Networking Event is FREE and includes complimentary appetizers pizza, salad, and snacks! Sorry we can't buy you a beer, but we'll make sure staff are on hand to take your drink order(s).


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 is a 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 IL-APA's legislative committee since 2013.


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