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Section Newsletter Articles on Young Lawyers Division

ISBA YLD Vice Chair co-authors The Illinois Survival Guide: Best Practices for New Lawyers By Anna P. Krolikowska Young Lawyers Division, February 2011 The new book, co-sponsored by the ISBA, offers advice on topics ranging from everything they forgot to teach you in law school to the top 10 mistakes new lawyers make, and the importance of achieving balance and avoiding burnout. Click here to check it out and get 15% off.
YLD Bean Bag Tournament to be held in March By Debra Liss Thomas Young Lawyers Division, February 2011 An invitation to do good while having fun.
A young lawyer, thinking like a start-up business owner By Patrick G. King Young Lawyers Division, February 2011 Similar to a start-up business, a young lawyer must begin somewhere and start small. This article offers tips for cost-effective and practical ways a young lawyer can be seen and heard.
The many benefits of attending CLE seminars By Debra Liss Thomas Young Lawyers Division, October 2010 The ISBA offers programs that cater to every interest and area of law. Click here to see the reasons you should attend, and then check the schedule to see what's coming up.
2010 Young Lawyers of the Year named Young Lawyers Division, June 2010 Gina DeBoni of Chicago and Diana M. Law of Aurora are the 2010 ISBA Young Lawyers of the Year Award recipients.
Report on ABA YLD Midyear Meeting By Tarek A. Fadel Young Lawyers Division, April 2010 The ABA Young Lawyers Division is the ABA’s largest entity with more than 147,000 members.
Interview with a former YLD Chair: Meredith Ritchie By Marron Mahoney Young Lawyers Division, February 2010 On a day just like any other, when boarding the bus to make her usual morning commute to the Chicago loop in 1994, Meredith Ritchie, a graduate of DePaul College of Law in Chicago, was unaware that the path of her legal career was about to change.
Letter to new admittees from the YLD Chair By Kelley A. Gandurski Young Lawyers Division, December 2009 On behalf of the Illinois State Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division, I congratulate all of you on your admittance to the Illinois Bar. 
Report on ABA YLD meeting, Birmingham By Gina Arquilla DeBoni Young Lawyers Division, December 2009 The ABA Young Lawyers Division held its Fall Conference on October 22-24, 2009 in Birmingham, AL. 
What to expect your first year out By Gina Rossi Young Lawyers Division, December 2009 Many a young law student in Chicago rejoiced last month at the announcement of bar results and after waiting hours and hours for technical difficulties to subside, these former law students join the ranks of the other lawyers in Chicago.
You didn’t get the job. Now what? By Christina M. Webb Young Lawyers Division, December 2009 You thought the interview went well. A week or two later, a letter from the prospective employer arrives. The envelope’s thin—just large enough for one sheet of paper. Do you open the letter? You do, but you don’t need to—you know it’s a rejection letter. 
2008 Midyear Meeting Report By Robert Fink Young Lawyers Division, April 2009 The ISBA YLD sent five delegates as part of the Illinois delegation to the ABA YLD Assembly meeting in Boston.
Report on ABA YLD Annual Meeting By Frank N. DeBoni and Tarek A. Fadel Young Lawyers Division, October 2008 The Assembly of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division met on August 8-9, 2008, at the Marriott Marquis in beautiful Manhattan, New York.
Report on ABA House of Delegates Annual Meeting By Gina M. Arquilla Young Lawyers Division, October 2007 The House of Delegates of the American Bar Association met on August 13-14, 2007 in San Francisco.
What’s been going on in the ISBA YLD? By Gina M. Arquilla Young Lawyers Division, February 2007 Do you know what the ISBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) council does? Do you know how it impacts you or the legal community?
Young Lawyers Division launches “Lunch With a Judge” program By Scott W. Gertz Young Lawyers Division, April 2005 The Young Lawyers Division of the Illinois State Bar Association has launched an exciting new educational program called "Lunch with a Judge" ("LWJ").
ISBA Young Lawyers Division represented at ABA annual meeting By Patrick J. Morley and Alvin Ratana Young Lawyers Division, December 2003 On August 8 and 9, 2003, the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Assembly convened at the ABA annual meeting in San Francisco. Four members of the ISBA Young Lawyers Division represented the ISBA.
ISBA delegates attend ABA YLD Assembly By Alvin Ratana and Chris S. Haaff Young Lawyers Division, December 2002 On August 9 and 10, 2002, four members of the ISBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Council represented the ISBA at the ABA Young Lawyers Division Assembly, conducted at the ABA's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Minutes of division council meeting Young Lawyers Division, January 1999 Valerie Perera discussed the Bridge the Gap Program with the council. Ritchie addressed the importance of the YLD Council in attending the Bridge the Gap Program and afterward answering questions of the admittees.