Category Archives: Chicago

  • MLK Day of Service

    On January 18, 2016, Don Shindler participated in the Winnetka Community Center’s “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.”  Since Don is a Navy veteran, he worked on the preparation of cards to veterans in the local VA Hospital and also worked on the laundry donation table for the New Trier Food Pantry.  Participants ranged […]

  • Melissa Marshall Invited Back to St. Joe’s Sales & Marketing Class

    Melissa Marshall was invited back to St. Joe’s to meet with their Sales & Marketing class. She discussed: Professionalism Interview Do’s & Don’t’s LinkedIn & Social Media Etiquette Her presentation started with everyone receiving a lottery scratch-off and after no one won big the reality set in they will need to find employment to cover […]

  • Rescue Riders information booth

    I staffed the Rescue Riders’ information booth at the Chicago Motorcycle Show on January 10, 2016. Rescue Riders was established to offer accident assistance in motor vehicle accidents and to support motorcycle riding groups and professional emergency response organizations in times of need. The organization is a pro bono client of Clark Hill and I […]

  • Christmas Eve

    I spent approximately 8 hours preparing the script, assigning parts and then practicing weekly with the children (13 of them), to present the Christmas story at my church in a special Christmas Eve service.  The children did a great job!

  • Adjunct Faculty for The John Marshall Law School Business Enterprise Law Clinic

    I just completed my first semester as an adjunct faculty member for The John Marshall Law School Business Enterprise Law (“BELAW”) Clinic.  I will be returning for the 2016 Spring Semester.

    We represent individuals, preferably from underserved low and moderate income communities, with limited financial resources who are starting or growing businesses and tax-exempt, not-for-profit organizations that serve low and moderate income communities. The BELAW provides law students with a clinical experience in the practice of business and transactional law.



  • Center on Halsted Legal Clinic

    On December 29th, I volunteered in the legal clinic at the Center on Halsted, a comprehensive center dedicated to securing the health and well being of the LGBTQ community.  I met with community members during three 45-minute appointments who needed information about housing, estate planning, and small business law.  I listened to their stories, helped them organize their facts into legal issues, and provided referrals to legal advocacy groups and social service resources as appropriate.

  • Coached CPS High Schoolers for Mock Trial

    On December 14th, I coached juniors at CPS’s Air Force Academy High School (3630 S Wells) to prepare them for a mock trial.  This was volunteering for the Just the Beginning Foundation, a pipeline organization dedicated to developing and nurturing interest in the law among young persons from various socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession and to supporting their continued advancement.

  • Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade

    I rode in the 38th Annual Toys for Tots Parade, the world’s largest motorcycle parade, on December 5. The TFT Parade occurs on the first Sunday of every December on Western Avenue in Chicago. This was my seventh time. Because every child deserves a toy for Christmas. And yes, it was really really cold.

  • SLDM Summer Festival – La Grange Park, IL

    St. Louise de Marillac hosted its 4th Annual Summer Fest in La Grange Park.  Dan Graham negotiated the joint Public School-Catholic School Festival Permit with the Village and insurance agreement for St. Louise.  Permit in hand, the 4-day festival of local bands, food and drink was kicked off on July 19, 2015.  Dan then paid his penance […]

  • St. Louise de Marillac School – Vegas Night

    In March 2015, Dan assisted in the organization of the St. Louise de Marillac School’s annual fundraiser – Casino Night.  Dan was the Pit Boss for the main Saturday event (was a dealer on Friday) and ran roulette, 14 black jack tables and a modified craps table.  Staying on one’s toes to make sure the dealers were on and the chips properly accounted for, led to St. Louise School netting nearly $40,000 for Saturday night alone.