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.

YLS Presents Slate of 2018-2019 Officers and Directors
Pursuant to Section 5.4 of Article V of the By-Laws of the Young Lawyers Section, the Nominating Committee of the Young Lawyers Section submits its slate of candidates for election to the offices indicated. The term of office for each position to be filled shall be one year from the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Young Lawyers Section to the 2019 Annual Meeting, except the Co-Editors in Chief of the YLS Journal and the Directors shall have two-year terms. If you have questions, contact Jennifer Byrne at 312-554-2031.

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.

YLS April Social Hour at Point & Feather – April 12
Grab a friend and join the CBA/YLS at Point & Feather, 113 W. Hubbard, Chicago, on April 12 at 6:00 p.m. Free drinks and appetizers while they last, followed by cash bar. No RSVP necessary. Nonmembers welcome. Special thanks to Logikcull.

Serving Our Seniors/Senior Center Power of Attorney Initiative Workshop – April 7
The Young Lawyers Section is hosting a Serving Our Seniors event on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 12:00-2:30 p.m., at the Center on Addison, 850 W. Addison, Chicago, IL.  The Center is located by the Addison Red Line stop and street parking is available. Attorney volunteers are needed to draft powers of attorney. No experience is necessary and law students are welcome to help. To register for the workshop or ask questions about the event, please e-mail Maureen Loughran.

New volunteers are asked to either attend a April 4 training or watch an online training video. The live training will take place at The Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL) on Wednesday, April 4 from 5:00-6:30 at CDEL, 205 W. Randolph, Suite 1610. Register for the training here. Watch the video here.

Springfield 2018 - April 25 & 26
The Young Lawyers Section and the Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) are set to explore Springfield, Illinois on Wednesday, April 25 to Thursday, April 26, 2018 There will be opportunities to learn more about Illinois’ legislative process and how to lobby, as well as to meet with legislators, make new connections, and explore Springfield. Law students and attorneys of all experience levels are welcome. $50 per person. See details and registration at