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

Meet the Committees Night-September 17
Come out and meet the Young Lawyer Section’s practice and specialty committees - everything from Bankruptcy to Estate Planning to Women in the Law - on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the CBA. Meet and mingle with YLS leaders, enjoy complimentary appetizers and cocktails, and sign up for committees. Click here to register. Nonmembers and law students welcome.

YLS Boat Cruise - September 19
Cruise into Fall with Young Lawyers Section! On September 19, members of Chicago's legal community are welcome to join the YLS's Social Committee for an evening aboard a private charter on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. This fun, social event will depart at 8:00 p.m. from the Wendella Dock on the North side of the Chicago River near Trump Tower. Guests are welcome. The $50 ticket price includes an open bar. Casual attire is preferred. Boat will re-dock at approximately 11:00 p.m. Click here for more information or to buy tickets.

Special thanks to our event sponsors:
Ben Hengels, 312.578.0887

Creative Counsel
Joseph Glenn, 312.386.2300

Ogletree Deakins

Legal Prep Neighborhood Cleanup Day – September 20
Join students and parents from Legal Prep Charter Academy for a neighborhood cleanup day on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Volunteers will assist the students in sprucing up the neighborhood immediately adjacent to Legal Prep in which they participate for physical education activities as well as after-school programming. This project gives volunteers a chance to interact with Legal Prep students while benefitting the immediate neighborhood surrounding the school. Following the clean-up, there will be a back-to-school BBQ to get the students excited about the school year and to thank the volunteers for assisting with the project. Volunteers will meet at Legal Prep, 4319 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago IL, 60624 at 10 a.m. The BBQ will go from 12-1:30 p.m. Transportation is the responsibility of the volunteer. To sign up, contact
David J. Stein. Law student members welcome.

YLS Repack Night at GCFD—October 8
Spend an evening serving the community while getting to know other young lawyers! The YLS needs volunteers to work at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, from 6:00-8:45 p.m. Pizza and soda will be served. Volunteers will work on the repacking line inspecting, cleaning, and sorting donated products for distribution to soup kitchens, pantries, and homeless shelters. Volunteers must wear long pants, sleeved shirts and closed shoes with nonskid soles. The GCFD is located on the Southwest side of Chicago (not far from Midway Airport). For more information or to volunteer, please contact project coordinator Stephanie Lieberman.