The Young Lawyers Section will celebrate Law Week 2014 from April
26-May 1, 2014. All of the events will focus on the American Bar
Association’s Law Week theme "American Democracy and the Rule of
Law: Why Every Vote Matters."
Call-A-Lawyer - April 26 (Open to the
Callers will have the opportunity to speak to an attorney for free on
Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., by calling
312-554-2001. Sponsored by the CBA Lawyer Referral Service.
Judge’s Reception - April
In honor of Law Day, the YLS will host its annual "Meet the Judges
Reception" at the CBA on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 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 -
Presented at the Judge’s Reception to a nonlawyer
whose exemplary community service has advanced the ideals of law and
All Bar Social - April 30
You are invited to join the Young Lawyers Section on Wednesday,
April 30, 2014, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., for an evening of ping pong,
complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks along with mixing with Chicago's
legal professionals. The YLS has invited local and specialty bar
associations in the Chicagoland area to join the CBA for a fun evening
of mingling and networking at Killerspin, located at 140 S Clark St.
RSVP by email to the YLS.
Cosponsors include: 7th Circuit Bar Association, Korean
Bar AssociationIllinois State Bar Association, Lesbian and Gay Bar
Association of Chicagoland and the Women's Bar Association of
Law Day Live -
April 30 (Open to the Public)
The CBA Television Committee will present "Law
Day Live" on Ustream from
5:00-7:00 p.m. During several 30-minute segments, each
focused on a particular area of the law, viewers are encouraged to call
in live with questions to the attorney hosts and guests. Submit
your questions to attorneys (in advance or during the broadcast). Those interested can email questions to the webcast, prior to
and during the webcast to CBALawDay@gmail.com. The schedule is listed
5:00 PM Criminal Law
Eleanor Oh – Host
5:30 PM Personal Injury
Barry L. Gordon – Host
6:00 PM Pro Se Divorce
Patrick John – Host
6:30 PM Legal Assistance for Veterans
Edward Snyder – Host
7:00 PM Social Security… What Next?
David Bryant - Host
Lawyers in the
Classroom - May 1
As part of Law Week, the YLS has been paired with 5th and 6th grade
classes at Decatur Elementary, 7030 N Sacramento, to participate in
Lawyers in the Classroom from 8:30-10 a.m. on May 1. 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 Skip Harsch.
Law Day Celebration
- May 1 (Open to the Public)
The YLS will host a free concert at the Richard J. Daley
Center on May 1, 2014, at Noon. The CBA Choir, composed of
judges, lawyers, and law students, will perform musical selections. In
addition, speeches from various bar association
members. A keynote speaker will give their personal
reflections on the Law Week theme "American Democracy and the Rule
of Law: Why Every Vote Matters."