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.
Illinois Bar Exam Bootcamp - September 28
All law students and bar takers are welcome to join the YLS Law Student and Professional Responsibility Committees for an Illinois Bar Exam Boot Camp taking place at the CBA Headquarters on September 28 from 4:45-7:30pm! First, mingle and discuss bar exam study tips with young lawyer CBA members over a complimentary pizza dinner starting at 4:45 p.m. Then, get a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about applying to and studying for the Illinois Bar and the character and fitness process. Speakers from ARDC, Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP), Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, Barbri and more will share their insights.
Paths to Teaching Law – September 29
Have you ever thought about teaching law or wondered how to find law teaching opportunities? During this interactive panel discussion, you will hear from multiple lawyers who have successfully transitioned from full-time law practice to teaching law as an adjunct or full-time professor. Then they will share why they endeavored down the path to teaching law, how they found teaching opportunities, and what the process of becoming a law professor entailed. 1.00 IL MCLE PR Credit (pending approval) is available. Register for the course by clicking here.
Storytelling for Lawyers – October 18
7 Key Strategies to Growing Your Book of Business through More Effective Networking – October 19
On October 19, join the Young Lawyers Section and Steve Fretzin of Sales Results to understand 7 key strategies to growing your book of business through more effective networking. Then, stick around and put those skills into practice at the networking social hour following the presentation where you will have an opportunity to mix and network with other young lawyers. The workshop takes place from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654. Networking reception immediately follows the workshop. Complimentary light appetizers and drinks will be served. Thank you to Cramer Law Chicago for sponsoring the event. Members free, Nonmembers $15. Register online here or call 312-554-2056.
CBA/CBF Pro Bono Week – October
Justice: An Evening of Stories and
Community – October 25
23rd Annual Pro Bono and Community Service
Fair – October 27
Brief Graders and Judges Needed for CBA Moot Court
The Young Lawyers Section is hosting its annual Moot Court
Competition from November 10-12, 2016, at the Dirksen Federal Building
in Chicago. This year, 31 teams are competing from across the country.
The YLS needs attorneys to act as competition judges and brief graders.
Volunteer brief graders will be asked to review and critique
approximately 4-5 briefs the week of October 24 and volunteer
competition judges are needed on the evenings of November 10 and 12
(5:30 or 7:30 p.m.) and the morning of November 12 (9:00 a.m. and 10:30
a.m.). Competition judges are eligible to earn Illinois MCLE credit. To
volunteer, fill out the appropriate volunteer form: Brief
Grader and/or Competition
End Distracted Driving Initiative
Our End Distracted Driving Initiative is already generating a lot of positive buzz, but we still need your help to get the word out to local schools that might be interested in hosting an End Distracted Driving Presentation. We are also continually seeking out volunteers to visit high schools throughout Chicagoland to educate students on the dangers of distracted driving. Learn more here or fill out the volunteer application.
Mentor Legal Prep High School Students
The Young Lawyers Section is recruiting volunteers for Legal Prep Academy’s Mentoring Program. The program matches experienced professionals with Legal Prep sophomores, juniors, and seniors to strengthen their confidence, professionalism, and responsibility. The one-on-one meetings are held at the CBA Building monthly and are structured around particular goals and lesson plans to help guide and motivate the students to succeed in college and develop professionally. Legal Prep asks that mentors make a one year commitment to the program. To indicate your interest, fill out the mentor application. Contact Lena Walsh, mentor program coordinator, with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Related Files2016 Legal Prep Mentoring Application