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.
Click here to see an upcoming list of Young Lawyers Section seminars and committee meetings in a searchable format.
RJC Seminar - Nuanced Injustice: Collateral Immigration Consequences From Convictions
This panel will examine how criminal convictions affect removal proceedings, often unexpectedly and counterintuitively. Specifically, our panel will examine commonly problematic nuances of criminal dispositions that can derail an immigration proceeding from reaching a successful outcome. FREE CLE seminar! CBA Members: register by clicking here. Non-CBA Members: register by clicking here.
Join the Housing Preservation Project at the Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL)
on May 18, 2021 from 3-5 pm for a free Continuing
Legal Education (CLE) Zoom course to learn how to draft Illinois Transfer
on Death Instruments (TODI) to keep clients' homes out of probate, conduct
title searches, and assist clients with claiming property tax exemptions. Event
is open to ALL attorneys and law students! Register in advance by clicking here. The registration deadline is May 13, 2021. The CLE will be followed by a Volunteer
Engagement opportunity on May 20, 2021 from 1-4 pm during
which you may assist a homeowner in Cook County, Illinois with a title search
and TODI. Supervision is readily available throughout the entire
Young Lawyers Section Annual Meeting – Cheers to 50 Years!
The Young Lawyers Section will host its annual meeting on June 2 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the Section’s accomplishments during the 2020-21 bar year under the leadership of Chair, Jeffrey Moskowitz and introduce 2021-22 YLS Chair Tracy Brammeier. Members are invited to join the YLS Officers as we congratulate the Section’s awardees, present our annual Liberty Bell Award to a non-lawyer and toast to the next 50 years of the YLS. Register here to receive more details on the celebration.
Mentor a Legal Prep Charter Academy High School Student
Looking to engage meaningfully with Chicago youth in partnership with a high school in West Garfield Park? Join the Legal Prep Mentor Program and work one on one with a Legal Prep student mentee through a variety of secure virtual platforms on a regular basis in the 2020-2021 school year. Support and guide them on their college and post-secondary paths, help empower personal and professional confidence, and learn a lot about yourself and the power of a young person along the way. For more information and to volunteer click here.
Join the CBA Quarantine Run Club!
Now is as good a time as ever to pick up an outdoor hobby that you can do in complete isolation! Get out of your home, lace up, and track your runs, jogs, powerwalks, brisk trots, crab walks, or slow moseys around the empty streets alongside your friends and colleagues at the CBA. It's free to join, and the best part is there's no competition, because even putting on shoes once a day is a win at this point. Join by clicking on this link and follow the prompt to join either via Facebook or Google: https://www.strava.com/clubs/CBAYLS.