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ISBA YLD Holiday Party

ISBA YLD Holiday Party Please join us at the 18th Annual ISBA YLD Holiday Party. Not only will there be warm appetizers, an open bar, dancing, and an opportunity to meet young lawyers from across the state, the event benefits a great cause: the Children’s Assistance Fund.

Initially created to assist with the opening of children's waiting rooms in courthouses across the State of Illinois, the IBF/YLD Children's Assistance Fund has since grown, and now provides funding to organizations across the State of Illinois that provide legal assistance to children, maintain children's waiting rooms in courthouses, work to reduce recidivism of juveniles, and/or work to reduce the incidents of domestic violence in families with children.

The YLD has distributed nearly $300,000.00 in grants through the Children's Assistance Fund over the past sixteen years, due, in large part, to the widespread support and participation in our annual Holiday Party. We hope that you will help us continue this worthy tradition by joining us in person or, if you cannot attend, by contributing to the cause.

WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:00pm-11:00pm

WHERE: Duffy's Tavern and Grille, 420½ W. Diversey, Chicago, Illinois

WHAT: Open Bar, Warm Appetizers, and Dancing!!

COST: $35.00 per person for tickets purchased online through Sunday, November 22, 2015
$40.00 per person for tickets purchased at the door the evening of the event.

Alternatively, please consider being a sponsor of the Holiday Party. All participants will be thanked, with logos displayed, both before, during, and after the Holiday Party.

  • $5,000 Honorary Host (30 tickets)
  • $2,500 Benefactor (20 tickets)
  • $1,000 Friend (10 tickets)
  • $500 Contributor (5 tickets)
  • $250 Supporter (2 tickets)

Sponsorships can be made online by 4 pm Thursday, December 3, 2015.

Sponsors’ names will be displayed during the Holiday Party at Duffy's and publicized to over 30,000 members of the Illinois State Bar Association. We hope that you decide to support this worthy cause. For additional sponsorship information contact: Blake Howard (

The deadline for online registration is 4 pm Thursday, December 3, 2015.

No refunds will be given after 4 pm Thursday, December 3, 2015.

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