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Young Lawyers Section


The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) offers great opportunities for professional growth, community service, and networking to its over 9,000 members. This year, the YLS will offer approximately 25 substantive committees, implement over 50 member and public service projects, and host numerous seminars and networking events.  The YLS theme this year is entitled "Opening Opportunities" whereby the YLS will provide lawyers, law students, and other students with the tools and resources they need to compete effectively in todays market. A few of our new programs focusing on this year's theme include; Suits for Success, YLS/Law Student Shadow Program, Networking Presentations, and an Illinois Marriage Act Amendment Seminar.

Whether you are a law student or young attorney, the YLS is a valuable resource for your personal and professional development. Consider attending a committee meeting or seminar, a social or volunteer with a member or public service project in order to enhance your career. Get involved and lead through service while improving your legal career and professional network!


If you have questions about the YLS, please contact, Jenni Bertolino our YLS Director at (312) 554-2031, or contact me directly.


Paul J. Ochmanek, Jr.
Paul Ochmanek Legal Office
2014-2015 YLS Chair