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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.


Young Lawyers Summer Outing at Wrigley Field - August 11
Join the Young Lawyers Section for a special outing to Wrigley Field as the Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $36 and can be purchased at 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

YLS Meet the Committees Night - September 17
Come out and meet the Young Lawyer Section’s practice and specialty committees - everything from Bankruptcy to Estate Planning to Women in the Law - on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the CBA. Meet and mingle with YLS leaders, enjoy complimentary appetizers and cocktails, and sign up for committees. Nonmembers and law students welcome. Register online.

All Bar Welcome Reception - September 24
Join the CBA for a complimentary open house and welcome reception for CBA President Patricia Brown Holmes and Young Lawyers Section Chair Matthew A. Passen on Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at the CBA Building. RSVP to Tamra Drees at 312-554-2057.

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