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.
Lunch With a Judge (ongoing)
Join us on January 29, 2021 from 12-1pm, for the next installment of Lunch With a Judge, featuring the Hon. Nichole Patton, Circuit Court of Cook County. Click here to learn more about Judge Patton and to register to attend. Lunches are virtual until further notice. FREE for members!
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.
Law Student Career Immersion Mentoring Program - 2020-2021 School Year
The YLS has developed a unique career immersion mentoring program which will pair rising 2L law students with attorney mentors who will guide you through a series of experiences that will benefit your career. Examples of experiences may include conducting a mock interview, shadowing the attorney during a virtual hearing or deposition, or having the attorney edit a writing sample. The goal is to "meet" virtually with your mentor once per month during program (runs October 2020 - April 2021). This program is intended only for 2L students. You must a current law student member of the CBA to participate. A limited number of mentors are available to students from each of the participating Chicago-area law schools and pairings will be made on a first come, first served basis. The fall 2020 program is now full for law students, but continues to accept applications for mentors: click here to apply as a mentor. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or click here for more information about the program.
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.