YLS Events

Check back regularly for upcoming YLS events and opportunities to get involved!

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.

Lunch with a Judge - December 10
The Lunch with a Judge series gives law students and young attorneys a chance to meet a judge in a casual setting, and learn how they handled practice when they were young lawyers. For December, we will be focusing on federal judges at the Northern District of Illinois and will be joined by Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman of the Northern District of Illinois and Magistrate Judge Sunil Harjani for lunch and discussion. This luncheon is free for CBA members, courtesy of the law firm of Duane Morris LLP. Click here to register.

Join the YLS for a Festive Night at our Annual Holiday Social - December 12
Join the Young Lawyers Section at its annual holiday get-together on Thursday, December 12, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Clark Hill, One Prudential Plaza, 130 E. Randolph St #3900, Chicago, IL 60601. Social hour will include appetizers and good conversation. Click here to register.

Gatsby's Speakeasy: Casino Night and Texas Hold'em Tournament Benefiting the CBF - February 20, 2020
Get ready to be transported back to the Roaring 20’s, when jazz was playing, the market was booming, and flappers danced at every speakeasy in town!  Join us at “Gatsby’s Speakeasy,” our 13th annual casino night fundraiser benefiting The Chicago Bar Foundation. Enjoy an evening of table games, a Texas Hold’em Tournament, and food and drink at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (112 S. Michigan Ave) on February 20, 2020. Proceeds from the evening support the CBF’s work in Chicago's legal community to make the justice system more fair and accessible for everyone. Click here to get your tickets today!