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
Young Lawyers Section Children’s
The YLS will collect new and gently used children’s books
until December 5, 2014. All books will be donated to homeless shelters,
the children’s waiting room at the Daley Center, Carole Robertson
Center for Learning, the Cook County Juvenile Justice Center, and
Bookworm Angels. Drop off in the CBA lobby (321 S. Plymouth Ct.).
Young Lawyers Section Dear Santa Letters (Available
Help a child enjoy the holidays...answer a Dear Santa Letter! The YLS
will be distributing “Dear Santa” letters provided by Direct
Effect Charities, a group that receives thousands of letters from
disadvantaged youth from Chicago Public Schools requesting gifts from
Santa. Simply select a letter, purchase a few items the child has
requested, and mail the package. Letters will be available in the
CBA bookdatore (321 S. Plymouth Ct.). If you would like
to distribute letters at your firm, contact the YLS at 312-554-2031 or
email@example.com. Complete instructions
will be attached to the letter.
Legal Prep Holiday Party with Off the Street Club-December 8
In conjunction with Off the Street Club, the YLS will host a holiday
party for the students at Legal Prep Charter Academies, on December 8,
from 4-5:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to serve snacks, read stories,
and help with games. The party will be held at Off the Street Club,
located at 25 N Karlov Ave. (transportation to and from is the
volunteer’s responsibility). To volunteer, contact the YLS.
Help Conduct Legal Screenings for The
Resurrection Project on December 13
The Young Lawyers Section is gathering volunteers to provide
immigration assistance for The Resurrection Project on Saturday,
December 13, 2014, from 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. Attorneys are needed to
conduct 15-minute screenings to examine if applicants are eligible for
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Knowledge of immigration law and
the ability to speak Spanish is helpful, but not required. A brief
1-hour training for volunteers will be held prior to the screenings at
8:00 a.m. The event will be at La Casa Resource Center, 181 S. Paulina
St., Chicago, IL 60608. To volunteer, email Octavio Duran.
YLS Holiday Social-December
The weather outside may be frightful, but our holiday social is sure to
be delightful! It’s never too early to start celebrating the
holidays. Join us on Dec. 18th from 6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. at the law
offices of Taft Stettinius & Hollister (111 E. Wacker Dr.). With a
great view of Chicago, food, spirits, music and mingling with friends
and colleagues, this social is sure to be a great way to enjoy the
holiday season. Sponsored by Advanced Discovery.
Attendance is limited. You must rsvp to attend. Please rsvp to
For more information on Advanced Discovery, contact Alex
Borosage at 312-813-3462.
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 www.chicagobar.org/insurance
or call (312) 554-2075.