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.

Liberty Bell Award Nominations Sought - Deadline April 19
Consider nominating a non-lawyer for the Liberty Bell award, which recognizes a member of our community who has rendered service that strengthens the effectiveness of the American system of freedom under the law. To qualify for the award, the nominee must: (i) be a non-lawyer; (ii) have sense of responsibility for community welfare and public duty under the law; (iii) help others understand and assert their rights under the law; (iv) promote and encourage respect for and obedience of the law; and (v) assist the smooth functioning of our system of justice. The winner will be presented with a commemorative plaque on Thursday, May 2 at 5:00 p.m. during the YLS' Annual Judge's Reception held at the CBA. Click here for further details and the nomination form.

YLS Joint Social with LAGBAC - April 26
LAGBAC is the association of LGBT legal professionals and allies of Chicago and surrounding area. The YLS will co-host a social event with LAGBAC at Sidetrack (3349 N Halsted) on Friday, April 26 from 6:00-8:00pm. Complimentary drinks will be available while supplies last. No RSVP necessary. 

Law Week Meet the Judges Reception - May 2
Join the Young Lawyers Section for a meet and greet with judges from the Illinois Appellate Court, Federal Court, and Circuit Court of Cook County, to celebrate Law Day (officially May 1) on Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at The Chicago Bar Association. The Liberty Bell Award will be presented during the reception to a non-attorney member of the community who has rendered services which strengthen the effectiveness of the American system of freedom under the law. Special thanks to LexisNexis. Register/learn more.