BRBA members, please click HERE to register for our first conference on childbirth and the law, April 20-21st at the Chicago Freedom School. NOTE: Law student members of BRBA get free conference registration! Not a member? Join now! Non-members, please click HERE to register, or consider becoming a member HERE first for a conference discount and on-going benefits. 

Friday Networking Reception, 7-8:30pm Food and Fellowship with non-attorney advocates, birthworkers, and consumers Offered in partnership with the Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives, Illinois Friends of Midwives, Chicago Birth Workers of Color, Chicago Volunteer Doulas, and Illinois Birth Justice

Saturday Conference -8:00am - 5:30pm

8:45 - 9:45 - Reproductive Justice by Khiara Bridges

9:45 - 10:00 - BREAK

10:00 - 12:00 - Cutting Edge Cases and Strategies Panel

Farah Diaz-Tello, April Cherry, Julie Gunnigle, Theresa Morris, Nancy Rosenbloom, and Nadia Sawicki

12:15 - 1:30 -LUNCH, sponsored by If/When/How

1:30 - 2:30 - Child Protective Services Threats & Interventions Panel

Indra Lusero, Amber Khan, Diane Redleaf, and Lisa Sangoi

2:30 - 3:30 - Issues in Administrative Law Panel

Renee Cramer, Keith Williston, Rebecca Spence, and Emily Anesta

3:30 - 4:00 - BREAK

4:00 - 5:00 - Paths to a Birth Justice Practice Panel

Jacqueline K. Hammack, Claudia Booker, and Valerie Runes

5:00 - 5: 30 - BRBA Thank You/present Susan Jenkins Award/closing remarks



CLE Registration Financial Hardship Policy

Attorneys who are unable to afford conference registration fees due to financial hardship may petition for registration fee waivers or discounted registration fees. Lawyers who make less than $30,000 annually may request a waiver of all registration fees. All other attorneys demonstrating financial hardship may apply for a partial discount of registration fees on a case-by-case basis.

Email requests should be sent to, along with proof of income or an explanation stating why the normal fee associated with the program causes the lawyer financial hardship.

Please submit requests for fee waivers/discounts as soon as possible. All requests for registration fee assistance must be received by April 13, 2018.