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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 Section Dear Santa Letters (Available Now!)
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 Complete instructions will be attached to the letter.

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 18-SOLD OUT!
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 the YLS.

For more information on Advanced Discovery, contact  Alex Borosage at 312-813-3462.

9th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament to Benefit the CBF-January 30
Join the Young Lawyers Section at its Ninth Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament for the benefit of The Chicago Bar Foundation. A special refresher course will be held prior to the tournament start to remind novice players of the basic rules of play and how to properly bet. Prizes will be awarded. Come play with Chicago’s premier lawyers! Click here for more information or to register.

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.