The CBA Young Lawyers Section will celebrate Law Week 2019 from April 27 to May 3. All events are free and will focus on the American Bar Association’s Law Week 2019 Law Day theme “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.” The theme shines light on the cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights to ensure, as the U.S. Constitution proposes, “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.”

Call A Lawyer
Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The public is invited to speak with an attorney for free over the phone on April 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. by calling 312-554-2001.


Meet the Judges Reception
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Chicago Bar Association | 321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago
Complimentary for Members
Register online or call 312-554-2056

Join the YLS 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). 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.

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Liberty Bell Nomination Information:
Nominate a non-lawyer for the Liberty Bell award by April 19. The award recognizes a member of our community who has rendered service that strengthens the effectiveness of the American system of freedom under the law. Learn more/application.


Law Day Public Celebration at Daley Plaza
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Richard J. Daley Building | 50 W. Washington, Chicago

Join us at the Daley Center on Friday, May 3, 2019, from 12:00-1:00 p.m., to enjoy musical selections from the CBA Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as well as hear personal reflections on the ABA Law Week theme, "Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society." Justice Jesse Reyes of Illinois Appellate Court will provide a brief keynote address. Germany Week will be taking place out on Daley Plaza - a great opportunity to grab lunch before the concert.