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.

February is Shadow-a-Lawyer Month - Sign up Now!
Lawyers have volunteered to allow interested law students to shadow them for a day! Examples of shadowing opportunities include attending court hearings/trials, attending a deposition, or observing an attorneys' daily tasks in his or her office. Law students will gain insight to the day-to-day operations of an attorney by participating. Click here to sign up for an available slot by Friday, January 31 at Noon, when the sign up period closes. Law students will be provided the contact information of the attorney they will shadow via email in advanced of the shadow date.

Young Lawyers Section Judicial Symposium - February 4
The Young Lawyers Section brings you an evening of conversation with Illinois judges. Join us as we assemble judges from a variety of courtrooms, engaging in a conversation covering many topics with a judicial networking reception to follow. Panelists will span state and federal judges. The event will take place on at the CBA Building (321 S. Plymouth Court) on February 4 from 5:00pm-7:30pm. Bring your questions! Click here for the full list of participating judges and to register.

All Bar Networking Social & Fair - February 13 
For the first time EVER, 15 of Illinois’ most prominent legal organizations and local law schools are joining together for an ALL BAR Networking Event & Social! This event will enable hundreds of lawyers, law students, and judges to network and socialize with one another at the same event. Each legal organization will have their own table with representatives who will be available to explain how attendees can get involved and make connections within Chicago’s legal community. The event will take place on February 13, 2020 at Joy District (112 W. Hubbard Street) from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Tickets are only $10 for the first 100 people / ticket price increases to $40 thereafter. Ticket price includes 3 hours open bar - act quickly and get yours today! Click here to view the full list of participating organizations and 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!