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
Get Published / Gain Editorial Experience on the New YLS
Are you looking for an opportunity to publish content and get
your name out there as thought leader in Chicago’s legal
community? The Young Lawyers Section is launching a blog and is
seeking contributors. You can contribute by submitting a one-time
article/post, becoming a regular columnist, or serving on the
blog’s editorial committee. Reach out to the blog’s
coordinator, Lindsey Purdy, at firstname.lastname@example.org
with questions or interest.
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 Boat Cruise - August 9
Join the YLS for an evening aboard the Anita Dee on the Chicago
River and Lake Michigan on Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 7:00-10:00
p.m. Board at the north end of DuSable Harbor beginning at 6:15 p.m.
Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online or
call 312-554-2056. Ticket price includes open bar. Space is limited.
Casual attire preferred. Special thanks to Jameson Sotheby's
CBA/CPA Speed Learning Event - August 16
The Illinois CPA Society and Young Lawyers Section of The
Chicago Bar Association welcome members of both groups to come together
for a "speed learning" event on August 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the ICPA
Headquarters, 550 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Attendees will share their
knowledge of various topics during several fast-paced, facilitated
discussions. The event is a terrific opportunity to make connections
outside of your profession.
Discussion topics will include successful networking and business
development strategies, uses of technology and practice management
systems, understanding and correcting misconceptions about the legal and
accounting professions, managing personal and professional priorities,
how issues of diversity and inclusion impact each profession, and how
attorneys and accountants can collaborate to better service clients.
An open happy hour will follow in Illinois CPA Society's plaza and
learning suites to give attendees time to continue conversations and
meet others. CBA members will receive 0.75 IL PR-MCLE credit. Register
for the free event online or
Young Lawyers Section Social - September 6
Join the YLS and the Union League of Chicago Club for a unique
social to kick-off the new bar year! Tour the Club starting at 5:00 p.m.
and then join the networking reception from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The Union
League is located at 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL. For more
information, click here.
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