The Young Lawyers Section will celebrate Law Week 2015 from April
25-May 1, 2015. Our events focus on the American Bar Association’s
Law Week theme, "Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law." Members are
welcome at all events and members of public are invited to join us
for Call-A-Lawyer, CBATV, and the Law Day Celebration at Daley
Plaza on May 1. Most events are free!
Call-A-Lawyer - April 25 (Open to the Public)
Callers will have the opportunity to speak to an attorney for free and
receive general legal advice on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9:00
a.m.- 2:00 p.m., by calling 312-554-2001. Sponsored by the CBA Lawyer
Lunch Hour Call-A-Lawyer - April 27 to May 1
As an extension of the Call-A-Lawyer program, during Law Week,
from Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1, the public can
call 312-554-2001 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and speak
directly with attorneys from the LRS and receive general legal
Lawyers in the Classroom - April 27
The Young Lawyers Section has been paired with 5th and 6th
grade classes at Decatur Elementary, 7030 N. Sacramento, to participate
in the spring edition of a YLS favorite, Lawyers in the Classroom, on
April 27, 2015 from 8:30-10 a.m. The project aims to help local
elementary students understand the U.S. Constitution and our legal
System. Volunteers will be provided materials and asked to attend
a one hour training on how to lead the interactive lessons.
Transportation is the responsibility of the volunteer. For more
information or to volunteer contact Mark M. Abellera.
Judge’s Reception - April 28
TheYLS will host its annual "Meet the Judges Reception" at the CBA
on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Judges from the Circuit
Court of Cook County, Appellate Court, and Federal Court will be invited
to attend. Includes cocktails and appetizers. To RSVP for the
complimentary event, call 312-554-2032 or email the YLS. Space is limited.
Generously sponsored by LexisNexis.
Liberty Bell Award Presentation - April 28
Presented at the Judge’s Reception to a nonlawyer whose exemplary
community service has advanced the ideals of law and justice. This
year's award will be presented by the Hon. Pamela
Loza, of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relations
50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights & Voting
Rights Acts - April 30
You are invited to join in the celebration of the 50th anniversaries of
these important Acts on Thursday, April 30 at The Standard Club. Dr.
Otis Moss, Jr. will present the keynote address. A reception begins at
5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6:00 p.m. $125 per
person. For reservations, contact Tamra Drees, CBA Events
Coordinator, at 312-554-2057.
Law Day Celebration - May 1 (Open to the
Join us for a free concert at the Richard J. Daley Center on May
1, 2015, at Noon to celebrate Law Day! The CBA's Symphony
Orchestra and Chorus, composed of judges, lawyers, and law students,
will perform musical selections and our keynote speaker will be
Hon. Maureen Ward Kirby of the Circuit Court
of Cook County, County Division. Judge Kirby will share
her personal reflections of the Law Week theme "Magna Carta
Symbol of Freedom Under Law."