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Nominations for Young Lawyer of the Year Award and Law Student Public Service Award due April 4

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Young Lawyer of the Year Award: Nominate a young lawyer to be honored by the ISBA for their contribution to the advancement of the Bar of Illinois and participation in the ISBA.  To be eligible, the nominee must be under the age of 36 and an ISBA member.  One award will be given to a young lawyer practicing outside Cook County, and one to a young lawyer practicing within Cook County. Fill out the nomination form at www.isba.org/awards/yld. Forms are due on April 4, 2014.

ISBA Law Student Public Service Award: Nominate an Illinois law student to be honored by the ISBA for their participation in activities that enhance professional responsibility and provide service to the public.  The award is based on extracurricular accomplishments and service related activities during the law school career.  The ISBA will award one $250 donation in the name of the final winner to a non-profit organization of the winner’s choice. Fill out the nomination form at www.isba.org/awards/lawstudent. Forms are due on April 4, 2014.

Young Lawyers to host Soiree on April 25

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

The ISBA Young Lawyers will host the annual Soiree on April 25 at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. The evening will include an Open Bar, Hors d'oeuvres, Dancing, Casino Games, and Raffle. Proceeds benefit the YLD Children's Assistance Fund.

When: Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Where: Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, 230 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (map and directions)
What: Event will include Open Bar, Hors d'oeuvres, Dancing, Casino Games, and Raffle.
Cost: $85 per ticket.
Deadlines: All sponsorships and advertisements must be purchased by Monday, April 14, 2014. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Monday, April 21, 2014 at www.isba.org/sections/yld/soireereg

Cocktail/Semi-formal Attire Preferred.

The YLD Children's Assistance Fund is a special fund of the Illinois Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable entity.

Sponsorship opportunities:
$1,250 – Casino Table Sponsor (8 tickets)
$950 – Platinum Sponsor (6 tickets)
$650 – Gold Sponsor (4 tickets)
$350 – Silver Sponsor (2 tickets)

Ad Book:
$100 – Full Page
$50 – Half Page
$25 – Quarter Page

For more information, contact Lynne Davis or Rachel McDermott

Young Lawyers thank sponsors for successful Bean Bag Tournament

Posted on March 13, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

The ISBA and Young Lawyers Division would like to thank our 2014 sponsors and attendees, along with our host, Mahoney’s Pub & Grille, for making this year’s Bean Bag Tournament such a successful event!. View pictures from the event at iln.isba.org/gallery/748/yld-bean-bag-tournament-2014

This year, we raised over $3,000 for the IBF/YLD Children’s Assistance Fund. The Children’s Assistance Fund provides funding to organizations throughout Illinois that provide legal assistance to children, open/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 Children’s Assistance Fund has distributed grants in excess of $285,000 over the past fifteen years, due, in large part, to the widespread support and participation in our annual fundraisers. Once again, thank you for your generosity.

YLD Bean Bag Tournament Sponsors

  • Russell K. Scott
  • Davi Law Group
  • Mahoney, Silverman & Cross
     

Register by March 4 for YLD Bean Bag Party and Tournament

Posted on February 28, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Please join us at the 7th Annual Bean Bag Tournament and show your support for the IBF/ YLD Children’s Assistance Fund. The Children’s Assistance Fund has distributed grants in excess of $285,000 over the past fifteen years, due to the widespread support of our donors and participation in events like the Bean Bag Tournament.

  • When:  Saturday, March 8, 2014, Noon - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Mahoney's Pub and Grille, 551 N. Ogden, Chicago, IL 
  • What:  Open bar, warm appetizers and an afternoon full of friends and competition!
  • Cost: $35.00 per person/per wristband or $100.00 per two-member team (team fee includes two wristbands and entry in the Bean Bag Tournament). You must be 21 or older to participate. 

Championship team will receive $350 and runner up will walk away with $150!

Register now! 

All teams must be registered by Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Wristbands can also be purchased online through March 4, or purchased at the door the day of the event. No refunds will be given after March 4.

Questions? Email Marron Mahoney, marron.mahoney@gmail.com or Tony Bruno, lawyerbruno@gmail.com

Young Lawyers host Professional Development Luncheon

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

The ISBA Young Lawyers Division hosted its third Professional Development Luncheon on Feb. 11 at the Chicago Regional Office. This luncheon, focused on alternative careers for attorneys, featured (from left) speakers Tarek Fadel of AdaptiGroup LLC, Michael Negron of the Chicago Mayor’s Office and Elizabeth Ellis Simek of the City of Chicago Law Department, ISBA President Paula H. Holderman, YLD Chair and ISBA Board member Jean Kenol, program organizer George Schoenbeck and program moderator Heather Pfeffer.

CLE: Practical, Technological, Financial, and Ethical Tips for Running Your Own Practice

Posted on February 11, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Get the practical information you need to run your own law firm! Are you running your own law firm? Have you considered hanging out your shingle? Then don’t miss this comprehensive overview in Chicago on February 27th that covers the golden rules of running your own practice! Topics include: how to network and marketing yourself and your practice; understanding the financial aspects of running your law firm; recognizing the often overlooked issues when hanging out your shingle, including start-up costs, day-to-day expenses, and real estate concerns; how to properly collect money from clients and what to do with it after you have it; understanding the complexity of the client relationship, as well as the financial record-keeping process; how to use social media ethically to build your practice; and much more! For those unable to attend in Chicago, the program will also broadcast as a live webcast.

The seminar is presented by the ISBA Young Lawyers Division and qualifies for 2.0 hours MCLE credit, including 2.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

Click here for more information and to register for the CHICAGO program.

Click here for more information and to register for the LIVE WEBCAST.

Register by Feb. 7 for YLD Professional Development Luncheon

Posted on February 6, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

The next YLD Professional Development Luncheon, "Changing Course: Alternative Careers for Attorneys," will be held on Feb. 11 at the Chicago Regional Office. YLD Professional Development Luncheons are aimed at teaching law students and young attorneys practical steps in developing their legal careers. This luncheon program will address utilizing legal skills outside of a traditional law firm setting. Register by Feb. 7 at www.isba.org/sections/yld

YLD 7th Annual Bean Bag Party and Tournament set for March 8

Posted on January 29, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

Please join us at the 7th Annual Bean Bag Tournament and show your support for the IBF/ YLD 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 to provide 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 Children’s Assistance Fund has distributed grants in excess of $285,000 over the past fifteen years, due to the widespread support of our donors and participation in events like the Bean Bag Tournament.

YLD Professional Development Luncheon: Changing Course: Alternative Careers for Attorneys

Posted on January 9, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

The next YLD Professional Development Luncheon, "Changing Course: Alternative Careers for Attorneys," will be held on Feb. 11 at the Chicago Regional Office.

YLD Holiday Party set for Friday -- tickets available at the door

Posted on December 4, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA YLD Holiday Party Please join us at the 16th Annual Holiday Party and show your support for the IBF/ YLD Children's Assistance Fund. Tickets can no longer be purchased online, but will be available at the door.

WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2013, 6:00pm-10:00pm

WHERE: Cubby Bear Lounge, 1059 W. Addison, Chicago, Illinois

WHAT: Open Bar, Warm Appetizers, and Live Music by Stache!

COST: $40 per person, available for purchase at the door

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