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Career Advancement Program: Calibrating Your Career Search -
Kathy Morris will provide stage-specific job search advice for
new, mid-level, and seasoned lawyers in one-hour group sessions. Come
hear about the look and content of a résumé and cover letter
that befit your place in the profession. Discussion may also include:
ways to harness your technological skills (or generational lack thereof)
to maximize your search; how to define, access and expand your network
at your stage along the spectrum; and how to ace the interview and get
the offer. Choose your session: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Geared to New and
Junior Attorneys; 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Geared to Mid-Level Attorneys; and
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Geared to Seasoned Attorneys. $20 per session for
members ($50 nonmember). Register at www.chicagobar.org/cle.
Law Week Judge’s Reception - April 29 -
In honor of Law Day, the YLS will host its annual "Meet the
Judges Reception" at the CBA on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
Judges from the Circuit Court of Cook County, Appellate Court, and
Federal Court will be invited to attend. Includes cocktails and
appetizers. To RSVP for the complimentary event, call 312-554-2032
or email the YLS. Space is
limited. Generously sponsored by LexisNexis.
All Bar Social - April 30 - Complimentary!
You are invited to join the Young Lawyers Section on Wednesday, April
30, 2014, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., for an evening of ping pong,
complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks, and mingling with other Chicago
legal professionals. The YLS has invited local and specialty bar
associations in the Chicagoland area to join the CBA for a fun evening
of networking at Killerspin, 140 S Clark St., Chicago. RSVP by email to the YLS.
Young Lawyers Section's Mother’s Day Project at
Domestic Violence Shelter
On Friday, May 9, 2014, the YLS will host an evening of
arts and crafts, pizza, and fun for the women and children of a
Wrigleyville home for victims of domestic violence. Volunteers are
needed to assist in all facets of having a good time, including helping
the children make Mother’s Day gifts! Men are especially welcome
to attend. Volunteers are needed from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Contact Stephanie
Lieberman to volunteer.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® - May 12
Get Ready to Walk! As part of the Young Lawyers Section's
Violence Against Women Awareness Week, the YLS 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. Proceeds
will benefit our cosponsor, Between Friends. Participants must wear high
heels. Purchase of a pair of high heels is the responsibility of the
here for more information or to register.
Toiletries for Mothers in Need
The YLS is collecting travel-sized toiletries and
gently-used items to provide to mothers in need at a local domestic
violence shelter. General hygiene items such as shampoo, hair gel,
razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap are being collected. Gently
used curling irons and hair dryers are also needed. Donations may be
dropped off in the CBA lobby (321 S Plymouth Ct.) through May 2,