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
End Distracted Driving Initiative
Our End Distracted Driving Initiative is already generating a
lot of positive buzz, but we still need your help to get the word out to
local schools that might be interested in hosting an End Distracted
Driving Presentation. We are also continually seeking out volunteers to
visit high schools throughout Chicagoland to educate students on the
dangers of distracted driving. Learn
more here or fill
out the volunteer application.
Mentor Legal Prep High School
The Young Lawyers Section is recruiting volunteers for Legal
Prep Academy’s Mentoring Program. The program matches experienced
professionals with Legal Prep sophomores, juniors, and seniors to
strengthen their confidence, professionalism, and responsibility. The
one-on-one meetings are held at the CBA Building monthly and are
structured around particular goals and lesson plans to help guide and
motivate the students to succeed in college and develop professionally.
Legal Prep asks that mentors make a one year commitment to the program.
To indicate your interest, return the mentor
application to Lena Walsh, Mentor Program Coordinator at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Lena with any questions or for
Law Week 2016: April 30-May 6
A full week of events celebrating the law with a featured
judicial reception on May 5. All events are free for members. See
details at www.chicagobar.org/lawweek.
Managing Your Law School Debt - May 13
Financial professionals will discuss options for student loan
repayment as well as money and loan management that can make your life
easier and put your worries to rest. Fre event will be held on Friday,
May 13, 2016, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the CBA Building. Click for
details and to register: In-person
at CBA or Webcast.
Life After Big Law & Networking Reception - May 13
All YLS Members Welcome - Great Networking Opportunity! Get
involved in the Young Lawyers Section's new series for large and
mid-sized law firm associates, LEAD: Lawyer Engagement and Development.
The complimentary May 13 session will focus on planning your future
beyond the first firm that hired you. Register at www.chicagobar.org/ylslead
or call 312-554-2056.
Young Lawyers Section Open House - May 18
Attend the YLS Annual Open House on Wednesday, May 18, 2016,
5:00-7:00 p.m., at Association Headquarters. 321 S. Plymouth Ct.,
Chicago. The reception is held annually in appreciation of the judges
and lawyers who have volunteered their time and effort in support of the
YLS during the past year. All members are welcome. Complimentary
cocktails and appetizers. Click
Help Law Students Prepare for First Legal Job with Mock
Interviews - May 25
The Young Lawyers Section is inviting law student members to
join us for a speed interviewing workshop on May 25 and we need your
help! Members are needed to conduct several fast-paced mock interviews
with the law students. The interviews will be followed by a networking
reception where law students can mix and mingle with the interviewing
attorneys. This event is a fantastic opportunity for students to
experience a “real world” interview and to meet CBA members.
Attorney volunteers will be provided copies of the law student’s
resumes 24 hours in advance of the event. The workshop will take place
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the CBA Building. Click to fill out the volunteer
sign up sheet.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - May 26
The Young Lawyers Section has teamed up with Walk a Mile in Her
Shoes® to organize a unique walk for men through Chicago's Loop.
Men are invited to literally walk one mile through Chicago's Loop in
women's high-heeled shoes (women are invited to participate and support
the male walkers). The event aims to raise awareness about the cause and
effects of sexualized violence and will be a fun way to get people
talking about a very difficult subject. Click
here for more information.
Annual Meeting - June 8
Attend the YLS Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 12:00
p.m., at Petterino's, 150 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601. $45 per
person (held at the door). To make a reservation, call 312-554-2031.
Young Lawyers Summer Outing at Wrigley Field - July
Join the Young Lawyers Section for a special outing to Wrigley
Field as the Cubs take on the New York Mets, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at
7:05 p.m. Tickets
are $38 and can be purchased online. We’ll be meeting at
Murphy’s Bleachers (3655 N. Sheffield) at 5:30 p.m. to socialize
before the game (refreshments/food on your own). At 6:30 p.m. we will
head to the game, where we’ll cheer on the cubs from the right
field bleachers. We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact email@example.com.
YLS Shadow Program
YLS Chair Paul Ochmanek invites attorneys and law students to
participate in the Young Lawyer Section's new Law Student Shadow
Program. The program aims to assist law students in obtaining an
understanding of the practice of law as well as serve as an introduction
to our profession's many practice areas. Become involved with the
program for as little as a single hour of your work day.! Learn
more about the program or schedule opportunities at www.chicagobar.org/ylsshadow.
2016 Legal Prep Mentoring Application