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
Join the CBA Race Judicata Team - September 10
The Young Lawyers Section has joined forces with The Chicago
Bar Foundation Young Professionals Board for Race Judicata 2015. Race
Judicata is a 5k run/walk to benefit Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
(CVLS), an organization of over 2,300 volunteer attorneys who donate
free legal services to thousands of low-income Chicagoans. This
year’s race will be held September 10 at 6:30 pm. To join the
YLS/YPB team, register
here. During the registration process, indicate that you would like
to “join a team that was created by someone else.” Then
select “YLS/YPB” from the drop-down menu. Register by August
21 and save $5!
YLS Meet the Committees Night - September 17
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 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
Legal Prep Neighborhood Cleanup Day – September 19
Join students and parents from Legal Prep Charter Academy for a
neighborhood cleanup day on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Volunteers
will assist students in sprucing up the neighborhood spaces immediately
adjacent to Legal Prep which are used for physical education and
after-school programming. Volunteers will have a chance to interact with
Legal Prep students while benefitting the immediate neighborhood
surrounding the school. Following the clean-up, there will be a
back-to-school BBQ to get the students excited about the school year and
to thank the volunteers for assisting with the project. Volunteers will
meet at Legal Prep, 4319 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago IL, 60624 at 10
a.m. Lunch will start at 12:00 p.m. (volunteers are not required to stay
for lunch). Transportation is the responsibility of the volunteer. To
sign up, email David J.
Stein. Law student members welcome.
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
Casino Legale (A Speakeasy Soiree) - September 25
Join The Chicago Bar Foundation’s Young Professionals
Board and The Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section for
the 8th annual casino night fundraiser, Casino Legale—A Speakeasy
Soiree. The event will be held September 25, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at The
Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago. Guests will be transported
to the roaring twenties for a fun-filled night of casino games, jazz,
illicit libations and delicious bites that'll keep you going all night.
Dress as a gangster or silent screen star. Come as the flapper you are.
You don't want to miss this one, it's going to the best so far!
Individual tickets $125 ($100 through Sept. 4). Buy tickets or find out
more at http://chicagobarfoundation.org/casino-legale/.
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.