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
Mentor a Legal Prep High School Student –
Legal Prep’s Mentoring Program provides an opportunity for
professionals and graduate students to build relationships with high
school students. Legal Prep is a legal themed college prep high school
in Chicago’s West Garfield Park Neighborhood. Mentors are
paired with a single support to support strengthening their confidence,
professionalism, and responsibility towards themselves, their future and
their communities. The once monthly meetings are structured around
particular goals and lesson plans to help guide and motivate the
students to succeed in college and develop professionally. For
more info and to sign up click here.
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
Become a Part of the CBA Anti-Violence Task Force to Make a
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 www.chicagobar.org/committees
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.
Young Lawyers Section Annual Meeting – June 6
Please join us for the YLS Annual Meeting on June 6, 2018.
2017-2018 Chair Jonathan Amarilio of Taft Law will preside over the
meeting and celebrate the Section's many accomplishments and outstanding
committees, seminars and special projects. Incoming Chair Brandon E.
Peck of Peck Ritchey LLC will be introduced. A cocktail reception will
take place at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at 12:00 p.m. Special
thanks to our sponsors Citywide Title
Corporation, InfoTrack, and LexisNexis. Order
tickets online or call 312-554-2056.
The Section will honor the following individuals for their
contributions during the 2017-2018 bar year: Amie
Bauer, Circuit Court of Cook County, Matthew
Misichko, Handler Thayer, and Lindsey Purdy,
The Collins Law Firm, chairs of the Corporate Practice Committee, will
receive the David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Service;
Octavio Duran, Hart David & Carson, will receive
the Milton H. Gray Award for Outstanding Project Leadership;
Tracy A. Brammeier, Clifford Law Offices, and
Nykoel Kahn, Froum Law Group, will both receive the
Rising Star Award for a Leader with Exceptional Promise; and
Alexis Crawford Douglas, K&L Gates, will receive
the Impact Award For a Leader with Substantial Impact on the
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - June 14
Get Ready to Walk! And Shed Light on Violence Against Women.
The Young Lawyers Section has teamed up with Walk a Mile in Her
Shoes® to organize a unique walk for men through Chicago's Loop.
Men are invited to literally walk one mile through Chicago's Loop in
women's high-heeled shoes (women are invited to participate and support
the male walkers). The event aims to raise awareness about the cause and
effects of sexualized violence and will be a fun way to get people
talking about a very difficult subject. See details and register at www.chicagobar.org/walkamile.
Young Lawyers Section Social Hour - June 14
Grab a friend and join the CBA/YLS at the Hyatt Regency's BIG
Bar, 151 E. Wacker Dr, Chicago, on June 14 at 6:00 p.m. Free drinks and
appetizers while they last, followed by cash bar. No RSVP necessary.
Nonmembers welcome. Special thanks to Barkley Court Reporters and