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
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.
Donate Gently Worn Formal Dresses and Accessories-Thru March
Is your closet still cluttered with dresses from weddings,
proms and other formal events that you’ll never wear again?
The Young Lawyers Section is collecting gently worn (and
clean) prom dresses, formals, bridesmaid dresses, jewelry, evening bags,
unworn nylons, unopened makeup and formal gloves to the Glass Slipper
Project. All sizes are needed. Drop your donations on
the first floor of the CBA Building (321 S. Plymouth
Wills for Heroes Event-March 14 (Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are needed for a Wills for Heroes Foundation event on March
14, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Chicago Police Department
Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago. At the event, volunteer
lawyers help create free wills and other estate planning documents for
local emergency first responders and their spouses or partners.
Non-attorneys and law students can help too! A short training takes
place at 8:00 a.m., followed by the event at 9:00 a.m. Free parking is
available. Sign up to volunteer click here. For more
information, contact Svetlana
YLS Seeking Liberty Bell Award
Nominations -Due April
Nominate a candidate for the Liberty Bell Award by Friday. This award
recognizes a nonlawyer who has rendered service that strengthens the
effectiveness of the American system of freedom under law. Click
here to download the nomination form.
YLS Trip to Springfield - April 28
The Young Lawyers Section is set to explore Springfield,
Illinois on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The group will depart by bus from
the CBA (or make your own arrangements to drive/carpool) to explore
Springfield, learn more about Illinois' legislative process, how to
lobby and make new connections. Click
here for more details or to register.
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.