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.

Become a Mentor to a Legal Prep High School Student 
Legal Prep Charter Academy is seeking new Mentors for our 2019-2020 School year. We are an open-enrollment charter high school located in West Garfield Park on Chicago's West Side and are the first and only legal-themed high school in the city. Mentors get to work one-on-one with a high school student to work on goals, build professionalism, help with the college process, and build a positive relationship. This program meets one Thursday a month from 4-6 pm downtown and runs through the full academic year (from August to June).  Most meetings are held at The Chicago Bar Association building (321 S. Plymouth Ct). Contact Haley Shefferman at hshefferman@legalprep.org or (773) 922-7813 with questions.  Click here to apply.

Chicago's Top Attorneys Under 40 - June 19
Have you ever wondered what it takes to land on the Law Bulletin’s 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to watch list? On June 19, the YLS will host a group of attorneys who have appeared on the list for a panel discussion on everything from client development, to working with partners and support staff to volunteerism and more. A complimentary lunch will be served and there will be ample opportunity to network with the panelists.  Click here to RSVP if you are interested in joining us at Chicago’s Top 40 Under 40, generously sponsored by Romanucci & Blandin and Taft.

YLS Boat Cruise - August 8
Save-the-date for the YLS' annual boat cruise social on August 8, 2019!  The social will feature drinks, music and mingling aboard the Anita Dee Yacht. Boarding will begin at 6:15pm at DuSable Harbor (located at lower Randolph Street and the lake front, on the south side of the Chicago River, east of Lake Shore Drive Bridge). The boat will re-dock at approximately 10:00pm. Registration will open soon! Contact Jennifer Byrne at jbyrne@chicagobar.org if your firm or company is interested in sponsoring the cruise.