YLS Events


The Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association hosts many events and programs throughout the bar year designed to provide useful and relevant information along with networking opportunities for the new attorney. Information on upcoming events and opportunities are detailed below.

Chicago’s Top Attorneys Under 40 - May 31 (Members Free)
As a newer attorney, have you ever wondered how to be the best you can be in your legal career? Do you wish someone would provide you with a road map to success? If so, then you will benefit from the knowledge of attorneys who have appeared on the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch list. Join us on May 31, 2017, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the CBA Building. A networking mixer sponsored by Morgan Stanley featuring cocktails and appetizers follows the CLE. Members Free! 1 IL PR-MCLE Credit (subject to approval). To register for in-person attendance click here or call 312-554-2056. Webcast registration is also available here.

YLS Annual Meeting – June 7
All members are invited to attend the YLS Annual Meeting on June 7, 2017, 11:30 a.m., at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, 33 W. Kinzie, Chicago. 2016-2017 Chair Kathryn Carso Liss will preside over the meeting and celebrate the Section's many accomplishments and outstanding committees, seminars and special projects. The Section will honor the following individuals for their contributions during the 2016-2017 bar year: Maryam Fakouri, Columbia College, and Ross Hersemann, Loading Law, chairs of the Creative Arts Committee, will receive the David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Service; Alexander Memmen, The Memmen Law Firm, will receive the Milton H. Gray Award for Outstanding Project Leadership; and Thomas Cramer, Cramer Law Chicago P.C., will receive the Rising Star Award for a Leader with Exceptional Promise. A cocktail reception will take place at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at 12:00 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person. Register at or call 312-554-2056.

YLS June Social – June 15
Grab a friend and join the CBA/YLS at the Concrete Cowboy, 646 N. Franklin, Chicago, on June 15 at 6:00 p.m. Free drinks and appetizers while they last, followed by cash bar. No RSVP necessary.