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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.


CBA/CPA Speed Learning Event - August 17
The Illinois CPA Society and Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association welcome members of both groups to come together for a "speed learning" event on August 17 at 5:00 p.m. at the ICPA Headquarters, 550 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Attendees will share their knowledge of various topics during several fast-paced, facilitated discussions. The event is a terrific opportunity to make connections outside of your profession. An open happy hour will follow in Illinois CPA Society's plaza and learning suites to give attendees time to continue conversations and meet others. CBA members will receive 0.75 IL PR-MCLE credit. Register for the free event by clicking here.


YLS Boat Cruise/Social – August 25
Join the YLS for an evening aboard a private charter on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 8:00-11:00 p.m. Board at the Wendella Dock on the north side of the river behind Trump Tower. Casual attire preferred. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online by clicking here. Ticket price includes open bar.


Productivity and Effectiveness for Lawyers – August 28
If you're like most lawyers, life is coming at you faster than you can manage it. You feel busy but not necessarily productive. You're thinking too much, juggling too much, and doing too much. One meeting after another, one deposition after the next, your time is being hijacked by other people. Ozan Varol, the founder of Effective Lawyer, was an overwhelmed attorney before he became a law professor and a certified productivity consultant and in this program, he'll share with you proven strategies to control stress, double your output, and get more time out of your day. 1 IL MCLE PR Credit (pending approval). Register for the event by clicking here.


YLS Meet the Committees Night - September 28
Come out and meet the Young Lawyers Section’s practice and specialty committees - everything from Bankruptcy to Estate Planning to Women in the Law - on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 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 today!