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Young Lawyers to host Holiday Party on Dec. 5

Please join us at the ISBA/YLD Annual Holiday Party and show your support for the IBF/ YLD Children's Assistance Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable entity. 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.

WHEN: Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:00pm-10:00pm

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

WHAT: Open Bar, Warm Appetizers, and Live Band!

COST: $40 per person for tickets purchased online through Sunday, November 23, 2014
$50 per person for tickets purchased at the door the evening of the event.

Register at

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 though Sunday, November 23 or by mailing the donation form (PDF). In order to guarantee recognition, mailed sponsorships must be received by Friday, November 21st.

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.

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.

ISBA Young Lawyers Division Children’s Assistance Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable entity.

For additional sponsorship information contact: Lynne Davis ( or Kristen Christiansen (

The deadline for online registration is Sunday, November 23.

No refunds will be given after Sunday, November 23.

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

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