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Law Student Membership and Involvement in the CBA


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The Young Lawyers Section's (YLS) Law Student Committee provides a forum for Chicago area law students to not only participate in CBA events, but also bring student issues to the attention of bar association leadership, make career contacts and learn more about the realities of practicing law. Each bar year, the YLS plans and hosts several annual events that area specifically designed for law students. In addition, law student members are encouraged to participate in the activities of the Young Lawyers Section. Below is a quick reference guide of upcoming events law student members are encouraged to attend as well as links to additional CBA services and programs that may be of use to the student member.




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Upcoming Events:
(Also visit the YLS Events page for the most recent Section news and events)

9th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament to Benefit the CBF-January 30
Join the Young Lawyers Section at its Ninth Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament for the benefit of The Chicago Bar Foundation. A special refresher course will be held prior to the tournament start to remind novice players of the basic rules of play and how to properly bet. Prizes will be awarded. Come play with Chicago’s premier lawyers!  Click here for more information or to register.

YLS Career Assistance Committee Mtg - February 4
TOPIC: Attorney Lateral Hiring: Tips and Strategies for Making a Lateral Attorney Move to Another Firm or Corporate In-House Legal Department

Bring your lunch and j
oin us as Jesse Hyde of Special Counsel discuss eslaw firm and in-house attorney lateral hiring including: (1) ideal times for transitions; (2) what firms and companies look for in hiring experienced attorneys; (3) setting yourself up to achieve long-term attorney career objectives; (4) interviewing and resume tips; and (5) working with recruiters and search firms.

Lunch with a Judge - February 4
You're invited to have lunch with Hon. Amy St. Eve, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois. The judge will give thoughts on her experience before becoming a judge and offer helpful tips on what young lawyers should know.  You must be a CBA member or law student member to attend and you must register in advance of the lunch. Limit 100 persons. 
Click here to register. Lunch will be generously provided by: Michael Krejci and Associates and Law Office of Stephanie Kemen.