The Trial of Orestes

When January 29, 2014 - Wednesday, 6 - 9pm
Where (UIC Forum – 725 West Roosevelt Road) Chicago, Illinois 60607
Parking There will be available parking at the UIC Forum Parking Lot #5 (1135 South Morgan Street) and Lot #6 (1135 South Halsted Street) for a flat rate of $10.00
Cost $100 ($50 for students/teachers)

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Former Prosecutors Patrick Fitzgerald and Patrick Collins,

with attorneys Dan Webb, & Bob Clifford

take on another ancient classic retrial – the charge: matricide.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014 AT 6:30 P.M.

UIC Forum – 725 West Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, Illinois

Reception immediately following the trial


Hon. Richard A. Posner, Presiding, Hon. Charles P. Kocoras, and Hon. William J. Bauer


Robert A. Clifford, Clifford Law Offices

    Dan K. Webb, Winston & Strawn


  Patrick J. Fitzgerald, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Patrick M. Collins, Perkins Coie


Following the tremendous success of our Trial of Socrates in early 2013, the same all-star judicial team takes on another definitive case, the Trial of Orestes, son of Agamemnon, of the cursed House of Atreus.

Check out this clip of our successful 2013 Trial of Socrates. The Trial of Socrates DVD will be available for purchase at the Trial of Orestes.

The Oresteia, by the Greek playwright Aeschylus (525-456 BC), is a foundational literary work for examining the crucial place of law in society.

Consisting of AgamemnonThe Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides, the trilogy constitutes a deeply affecting study of crime and punishment, probing such irresolvable and vexatious issues as the nature of justice, the frequent conflicts between love and duty, the torments of moral decision making, our obligations to the gods, society, and ourselves, and the spiritual consequences of irremediable actions.

Above all, the Oresteia shows us the burdens of a culture based on the lex talionis—an eye for an eye—and the blessings of a jury trial in a court of law.


$25,000 Athenian Circle: six invitations to the Trial, two-page acknowledgement in the program book, prominent logo on all promotional materials, PR, social media and Museum website, private tour of the American Moments Exhibition, four individual museum memberships

$10,000 Agora Circle: four invitations to the Trial, full-page acknowledgement in the program book, prominent logo placement on Museum website and social media, four individual annual Museum memberships

$5,000 Jurist’s Circle: four invitations to the Trial, half-page acknowledgement in the program book, logo placement on Museum website and on social media

$2,500 Citizen’s Circle: four invitations to the Trial of Orestes, one quarter page acknowledgement in the program book and on our website

$1,500 Friend’s Circle: two invitations to the Trial of Orestes, one quarter page acknowledgement in the program book and on our website

$1,000 Advocate’s Circle: two invitations to the Trial of Orestes, listed acknowledgement in the program book

Artwork for the program book is due January 21st, 2014

To find out more information, please contact Renee Pappas at


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