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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.

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

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - May 28
The YLS 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.

Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Jury Experiences Program
The Young Lawyers Section is gearing up with assist with the Constitutional Rights Foundation’s (CRFC) "Jury Experiences" program. CRFC is looking for small teams of attorneys (2-10 persons) to participate/lead mock trials this spring in Chicago Public Schools. Volunteers will work with 1st-3rd grade classes to conduct State v. Wolf or 4th-5th grade classes to conduct State v Bean. The trials are the concluding event in a year-long civic learning cohort between CRFC and the schools. Click for more information and list of dates and schools. To volunteer, please contact Jessica Chethik at 312/663-9057 x 218 ( or Anita Dellaria at 312/663-9057 x 205 (

CBA Administrators
Whether you are a student, recent graduate or waiting for your employer’s health insurance benefits to begin, the professionals at CBA Administrators Inc., an affiliate of The Chicago Bar Association, can assist you with health or other insurance questions. Check out these and our other insurance programs at or call (312) 554-2075.