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Young Lawyers

Register now for YLD Day at the Races

Posted on August 21, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

The ISBA Young Lawyers Division will host a Day at the Races Networking and Social Event on Saturday, Sept. 7 from noon-6 p.m. at Arlington Park Racecourse. Tickets will be available for pick up at 11:15 AM on race day at the will call window, Grandstand Entrance (east side off of Wilke Road entrance).

Young Lawyers to host Day at the Races on Sept. 7

Posted on August 2, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

The ISBA Young Lawyers Division will host a Day at the Races Networking and Social Event on Saturday, Sept. 7 from noon-6 p.m. at Arlington Park Racecourse. Tickets will be available for pick up at 11:15 AM on race day at the will call window, Grandstand Entrance (east side off of Wilke Road entrance).

Where: Picnic Tables/Park Area, East Side. ISBA will be at Picnic Tables located by the Rail.

Cost: $8.50 per person. General Admission cost includes admission to the park, a daily racing guide, and a Fabulous Day of Thoroughbred racing!  Lunch is not included. Admission is $2 for everyone between the ages of 4 and 17. Admission for children under the age of 4 is complimentary.

Register online at: www.isba.org/sections/younglawyersdivision/dayattheraces

Deadline to register is Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

For information on permitted and prohibited items in the park, please visit: www.arlingtonpark.com/plan-your-visit/general-information/park-policies

Questions: Please email Lynne Davis, ldavis@isba.org or Rachel McDermott, rmcdermott@isba.org

We hope to see you there!

YLD to host Soiree fundraiser on April 26

Posted on March 28, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

The ISBA Young Lawyers Division will host its Soiree fundraiser on Friday, April 26 at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. Details are below:

  • When: Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, 230 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (map and directions)
  • What: Open Bar, Hors d’oeuvres, Dancing, and Raffle for great prizes, Cocktail/Semi-formal Attire Preferred
  • Cost: $75 per ticket. 
  • Deadlines: All advertisements must be purchased in by Monday, 4:30 pm April 12, 2013.
    Tickets must be purchased by April 22

Purchase tickets, advertising or become a sponsor at www.isba.org/sections/yld/soiree

Space is limited so register early! Parking will be available at a discounted rate.

For more information, contact Janet Sosin at 312-726-8775 or email jsosin@isba.org

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

Young Lawyers Soiree set for April 26

Posted on March 6, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

The ISBA Young Lawyers Division will host its Soiree fundraiser on Friday, April 26 at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. Details are below:

  • When: Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, 230 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (map and directions)
  • What: Open Bar, Hors d’oeuvres, Dancing, and Raffle for great prizes, Cocktail/Semi-formal Attire Preferred
  • Cost: $75 per ticket. 
  • Deadlines: All advertisements must be purchased in by Monday, 4:30 pm April 12, 2013.
    Tickets must be purchased by April 22

Purchase tickets, advertising or become a sponsor at www.isba.org/sections/yld/soiree

Space is limited so register early! Parking will be available at a discounted rate.

For more information, contact Janet Sosin at 312-726-8775 or email jsosin@isba.org

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

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

Posted on February 27, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

NOTE: This program has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

The final luncheon in this four-part series aimed at teaching law students and young attorneys’ practical steps in developing their career will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at noon at the ISBA Chicago Office, 20 S. Clark, Ste. 900.

The final luncheon program will feature four esteemed panelists who will discuss utilizing your legal skills in alternative careers.

  • Tarek Fadel, Founder and CEO, AdaptiGroup LLC
  • Jamie Kleppetsch, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Academic Achievement Program, John Marshall Law School
  • Andrew Prindable, Partner, Bradford Settlement Company
  • Elizabeth Ellis Simek, Director of Legal Recruitment and Professional Development, City of Chicago Law Department

Register at www.isba.org/sections/yld/pdl/03-13-2013

Young Lawyers to co-host All Bar Social

Posted on February 22, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

The Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and the Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division invite you to an evening of mixing and networking with Chicago’s legal professionals. Local and specialty bar associations in the Chicagoland area have been invited to join the festivities.

  • Tuesday, March 5
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph, Chicago

Complimentary appetizers and two drinks for the first 200 attendees.
We hope to see you there!

All are welcome. RSVP to yls@chicagobar.org.

Co-Sponsors Include:

  • Black Women Lawyers Association
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Korean American Bar Association
  • Muslim Bar Association of Chicago
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association

Register now for YLD Bean Bag Tournament

Posted on February 12, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

Please join us in supporting this event to benefit the Illinois Bar Foundation/YLD Children’s Assistance Program.

  • When: Saturday, March 9, 2013 from Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Lion Head Pub/The Apartment, 2251 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago (map and directions)
  • What: Tailgate Party buffet and domestic and import bottled beer, mixed well drinks and wine.

Young Lawyers to host Bean Bag Tournament on March 9

Posted on January 24, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

Please join us in supporting this event to benefit the Illinois Bar Foundation/YLD Children’s Assistance Program.

  • When: Saturday, March 9, 2013 from Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Lion Head Pub/The Apartment, 2251 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago (map and directions)
  • What: Tailgate Party buffet and domestic and import bottled beer, mixed well drinks and wine.

YLD Professional Development Luncheon "Graduating to the Bench" available for online viewing

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

The Illinois State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division hosted its 3rd Professional Development Luncheon titled "Graduating to the Bench" on Jan. 15 at the Chicago Regional Office. Heather Pfeffer of Cassiday Schade served as moderator while Hon. Nancy J. Katz, Hon. Thomas L. Hogan, Albert E. Durkin and Hon. William E. Holdridge served as panelists.

Young Lawyers host 3rd Professional Development Luncheon - “Graduating to the Bench”

Posted on January 17, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

The ISBA Young Lawyers Division hosted “Graduating to the Bench,” the second of a four-part series of Professional Development Luncheons on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Participants included (from left) YLD Luncheon co-chair Matt Coleman, YLD Chair Meghan O’Brien, Speakers Al Durkin, Judge William Holdridge, Judge Nancy Katz, Judge Thomas Hogan, Moderator and Luncheon co-chair Heather Pfeffer and Luncheon co-chair Jessica Durkin. The fourth and final Professional Development Luncheon will be held on March 13 and will focus on alternative careers in the law.

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