Serbian Bar Association of America
Serbian Bar Association of America
Serbian Bar Association of America

2016 SBAA Annual Meeting

The SBAA Annual Meeting will be held July 27 at the University Club of Chicago. Officer and Board elections will be followed by a reception for all SBAA members and friends.  Kindly RSVP to

2016 SBAA Annual Meeting

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

University Club of Chicago

76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

Meeting:  4:30 PM Northwestern Room

Reception:  5:30 PM Monroe Room



George V. Voinovich

The SBAA is saddened by the recent passing of George V. Voinovich. George was universally esteemed for his remarkable career in public service, including as a United States Senator, Governor of Ohio, and Mayor of Cleveland. He is widely credited with the fiscal and economic revitalization of Cleveland during his time as Mayor, and earned a reputation for principled, nonpartisan leadership as Governor and Senator.  For his outstanding achievements as a Serbian-American lawyer and public servant, the SBAA was honored to present George with the Czar Dusan Award. Our thoughts and prayers are with George’s family.  May his memory be eternal.


Scholarship Gala

The SBAA Scholarship Gala will be held Saturday, May 7.

Please join us as we honor Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich with the Czar Dusan Award, and present the Major Richard L. Felman Merit Award to former Consul General Desko Nikitovic.

The Gala will also recognize this year’s outstanding scholarship recipients:

Vania Aksentijevich, Boston College Law School

Branka Cimesa, Cornell Law School

Milena Crevar, The John Marshall Law School

Natasa Glisic, Barry University School of Law

Bogdan Jocic, Ave Maria School of Law

Petar Radujkovich, Emory University School of Law

Andrija Stanojcic, South Texas College of Law

The reception and silent auction begin at 6:30, and will be followed by dinner, awards, and dancing.

We hope you can join us for this exceptional event supporting our scholarship program.


SBAA Networking Reception – November 19

Please join us for a networking reception hosted by the SBAA where there will be great food, company, and the chance to make new SBAA connections.

Date:  Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Location:  Howells & Hood, 435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
RSVP:  Email by November 12


SAVE THE DATE – May 7, 2016

The 2016 SBAA Scholarship Gala will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Park Ridge Country Club. Details to follow.

The Scholarship Application will be posted on the website soon.


SBAA Slava – September 16, 2015

Members and friends of the SBAA – please join us for Slava on Wednesday, September 16.  We will celebrate our patron saint, St. Joanikije, the First Serbian Patriarch and Lawgiver, at Pegasus Restaurant (130 S Halsted).  You can register here. A cocktail reception will begin at 5:30, followed by dinner.  Please bring your friends and family along with.  Hope to see you there!


SBAA Annual Meeting June 30

The SBAA will hold its annual meeting on June 30.  We will discuss plans for the upcoming year, and hold Officer and Board Elections.  All are welcome.  Nominations for the Board may be submitted to  The Annual Meeting will be held at 20 S. Clark Street, Suite 2050, Chicago, IL at 5:30 P.M.. Afterwards, we will celebrate with a reception.  We hope you can come join us, and network with fellow SBAA members and friends.


Award Winners Honored at 23rd Scholarship Gala

The SBAA thanks all of its members and friends for making this year’s Scholarship Gala a tremendous success.  This marks the twenty-third year the SBAA has hosted the Gala to benefit the SBAA’s scholarship program.

Scholarship winners Nikola Marinkovich, Danka Milic, Tamara Momirov, Aleksandra Ostojic, and Nesko Radovic were recognized at the Gala for their outstanding academic achievements and unique contributions to the Serbian-American community.

“We were thrilled to honor five exceptional young people at this year’s Gala,” said SBAA President Stevan Krkljes.  “Our scholarship winners have not only excelled at some of the nation’s top law schools, but also demonstrated an abiding commitment to serving their community.  We look forward to watching them achieve great things as practicing attorneys.”


From Left: Scholarship winners Nesko Radovic, Tamara Momirov, Danka Milic, Aleksandra Ostojic, and Nikola Marinkovich

In addition to honoring scholarship winners at the Gala, the SBAA presented Protinica Ana Krosnjar with the Major Richard L. Felman Merit Award in recognition of her decades of service.  Protinica Ana joins a distinguished list of previous Merit Award recipients, including Vlade Divac, Bishop Irinej of Australia, authors William Dorich and Greg Freeman, and Major Felman, after whom the SBAA named the Merit Award in 2000.

It was fitting that Protinica Ana receive the Merit Award this year, her fiftieth year of teaching Sunday School, as several of her former pupils were among the SBAA’s scholarship recipients.  “Protinica Ana has been a pillar of our community over the span of five decades,” added Krkljes.  “This award recognizes the lasting impact she has had on her students, and the many lives she has touched through her charitable efforts.”


Master of Ceremonies Sava Vojcanin presents the Major Richard L. Felman Merit Award to Protinica Ana Krosnjar


SBAA Scholarship Gala – April 18

SBAA Members and Friends:  The SBAA Scholarship Gala is Saturday, April 18.

The SBAA is thrilled to honor our beloved and esteemed Major Felman Merit Award winner Protinica Ana Krosnjar.  We are also proud to recognize this year’s outstanding scholarship award winners:

Nick Marinkovich, The John Marshall Law School, 2016

Danka Milic, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2015

Tamara Momirov, Duke University School of Law, 2015

Aleksandra Ostojic, University of Illinois College of Law, 2015

Nesko Radovic, Depaul University College of Law, 2017

The cocktail reception and silent auction begins at 6:30 P.M., followed by dinner, awards, and dancing at 7:30.  Please click here for tickets.  

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at the Gala.