YLS 50th Anniversary

Stronger Together: 50 Years and Counting (1971-2021)

The YLS is celebrating 50 years of bringing young lawyers together through legal education, pro bono opportunities and networking/social events. If you would like to get more involved in the Section, send an email to yls@chicagobar.org.


March/April 2021 CBA Record featuring 50 Year Celebration

Features a look back at the Section through the eyes of past chairs, plus tips for succeeding in the law for new lawyers. Read it here.


Talk Legal: Who Wants to be a YLS Winner with Judge Thomas Donnelly

Former YLS Chair and Cook County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Donnelly takes on 50 years of Young Lawyers Section history. Will he be successful?


Video: Past YLS Chairs Reflect on the YLS Experience

Sally McDonald 1996-1997

Daniel Cotter 2003-2004

Matthew Passen 2015-2016