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.

Chicago Coalition for Law-Related Education (CCLRE)’s Annual Mock Trial Competition
Attorney volunteers are needed to work with Chicago Public High School students as they prepare for a city-wide Mock Trial Competition to be held at the Daley Center. Coaches are needed starting in January 2018 and evaluators are needed for 5 evenings in March. To learn more or volunteer, contact Marta Almodovar at or see the  volunteer coach form or volunteer evaluator form.

Become a Part of the CBA Anti-Violence Task Force to Make a Difference
The Young Lawyers Section has recently launched an Anti-Violence Task Force as an avenue for attorneys of all backgrounds to help remedy Chicago’s violence problem. The Task Force is a network of attorneys committed to facilitating connections between Chicago’s legal community and leaders and organizations contributing to solutions to Chicago’s violence problems.  The committee is currently seeking new members interested in having conversations about how to put an end to Chicago’s violence problems and volunteering directly with community organizations that are making a difference. CBA members may join the Anti-Violence Task Force, by visiting and selecting “Anti-Violence Task Force” from the list of Service Committees. You will then begin receiving notices of meetings and volunteer opportunities.

Organizations interested in joining the Task Force’s network of participating organizations should click here to complete the organization submission form.

Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale for Disco Nights Casino Night – February 23, 2018
Get ready to do a little dance, play a little cards and get down tonight with the Young Lawyers Section at “Disco Nights,” our 11th annual casino night fundraiser benefiting The Chicago Bar Foundation!  In celebration of the CBF’s 70th Anniversary we’ll be getting down 1970’s-style in our best disco duds at an evening featuring table games, a Texas Hold’em Tournament, and food and drink at The University Club on February 23, 2018. Proceeds from the evening support the CBF’s work in Chicago's legal community to make the justice system more fair and accessible for everyone. Tickets on sale now at!  

YLS March Social at Highline - March 1
Grab a friend and join the CBA/YLS at Highline Kitchen + Bar, 169 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, on March 1 at 6:00 p.m. Free drinks and appetizers while they last, followed by cash bar. No RSVP necessary. Non-members welcome. Special thanks to Thomson Reuters.