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Bergmann takes gavel as ABA YLD President

Posted on August 11, 2011 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Council member Michael G. Bergmann took the gavel as the new president of the ABA Young Lawyers Division on Saturday, August 6 at the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto. Bergmann is the Executive Director of the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) in Chicago. Bergmann is pictured (second from right) with fellow ISBA Section Council members (from left) Tarek Fadel, Kenya Jenkins-Wright and Bob Fink (ISBA YLD Immediate Past Chair).

Last chance to register for Young Lawyers Golf Classic

Posted on July 28, 2011 by Chris Bonjean

The Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host a golf outing on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont. This event will benefit the IBF/YLD Children’s Assistance Fund.

The $150 ticket includes golf, cart, concession stand ticket, cocktails, dinner and CLE program. Tickets to attend just the evening dinner are $50 each. Many sponsorship opportunities are available, contact Janet Sosin at jsosin@isba.org for more information.

Register at www.isba.org/sections/yld/golf

Golf Outing Schedule:

  • 11:00 a.m. - Noon: Ethics CLE Program presented by Mary Andreoni, ARDC. Approval pending for one hour PMCLE credit. Cost of program is included in the golfer fee.
  • 1:00 p.m.: Shotgun Start
  • 6:00 p.m.: Cocktails, Dinner

IBF/ YLD Children’s Assistance Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable entity

Register now for Young Lawyers Golf Classic

Posted on July 20, 2011 by Chris Bonjean
The Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host a golf outing on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont. This event will benefit the IBF/YLD Children’s Assistance Fund. The $150 ticket includes golf, cart, concession stand ticket, cocktails, dinner and CLE program. Tickets to attend just the evening dinner are $50 each. Many sponsorship opportunities are available, contact Janet Sosin at jsosin@isba.org for more information. Golf Outing Schedule:
  • 11:00 a.m. - Noon: Ethics CLE Program presented by Mary Andreoni, ARDC. Approval pending for one hour PMCLE credit. Cost of program is included in the golfer fee.
  • 1:00 p.m.: Shotgun Start
  • 6:00 p.m.: Cocktails, Dinner
IBF/ YLD Children’s Assistance Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable entity

Young Lawyers to host golf outing on Aug. 3

Posted on July 5, 2011 by Chris Bonjean
The Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host a golf outing on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont. This event will benefit the IBF/YLD Children’s Assistance Fund. The $150 ticket includes golf, cart, concession stand ticket, cocktails, dinner and CLE program. Tickets to attend just the evening dinner are $50 each. Many sponsorship opportunities are available, contact Janet Sosin at jsosin@isba.org for more information. Golf Outing Schedule:
  • 11:00 a.m. - Noon: Ethics CLE Program presented by Mary Andreoni, ARDC. Approval pending for one hour PMCLE credit. Cost of program is included in the golfer fee.
  • 1:00 p.m.: Shotgun Start
  • 6:00 p.m.: Cocktails, Dinner
IBF/ YLD Children’s Assistance Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable entity

Young Lawyers present $5,500 grant to PILI

Posted on June 15, 2011 by Chris Bonjean
The IBF/YLD Children's Assistance Fund approved a grant of $5,500 to sponsor an ISBA/YLD Summer Intern at Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) for the summer. PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann (left) received the check from YLD Chair Bob Fink (right). This grant will provide for intern Arturo Hernandez (center), a law student at John Marshall Law School, to work at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless this summer.

Get your tickets now for YLD Summer Soiree

Posted on March 17, 2011 by Chris Bonjean
The Illinois State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will host its Third Annual Summer Soiree on Friday, May 6 from 7-10 p.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago. The Summer Soiree benefits the Illinois Bar Foundation/Young Lawyers Division Children’s Assistance Fund.
  • What: Open Bar, Hors d’oeuvres, Dancing, and Raffle for great prizes
  • Cost: $75 per ticket.
Sponsorship opportunities and purchasing an ad in the Ad Book are also available. Buy tickets, sign up for a sponsorship or purchase an ad at www.isba.org/sections/yld/summersoireereg Deadline: All tickets and Ad Book space must be purchased in advance by Monday, May 2, 2011 Space is limited so register early! Parking will be available at a discounted rate. Questions? Contact Kenya Jenkins-Wright, kenyaj@gmail.com View photos from the two previous Summer Soirees at www.illinoislawyernow.com/tag/summer-soiree The YLD Children's Assistance Fund is a special fund of the Illinois Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable entity.

Young Lawyers present $4,000 check to DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau VolunTeen Program

Posted on February 15, 2011 by Chris Bonjean
The Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division recently presented a $4,000 check to DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau VolunTeen Program. On hand for the presentation were (left to right): Jason Nicol, Executive Director of the Youth Services Bureau, Andrea Broska, Clinical Director of the VolunTeen Program and Heather Fritsch, YLD Vice-Chair.

YLD bean bag fundraiser to feature iPad giveaway

Posted on February 9, 2011 by Chris Bonjean
Please join us in supporting this event to benefit the Illinois Bar Foundation/YLD Children’s Assistance Program. The YLD Children's Assistance Fund is a special fund of the Illinois Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable entity.
  • When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 from Noon to 4:00  p.m.
  • Where: Mahoney’s Pub and Grille, 551 N. Ogden Ave. (on Ogden near Grand), Chicago, IL (map and directions)
  • What: Appetizer bar and domestic draft beer, mixed well drinks and soft drinks
  • Cost: $35.00 per person per wristband or $100.00 for entrance fee for Bean Bag Tournament for a team of two with two wristbands. You must be at least 21 years old to participate.
  • Deadline: Bean Bag Team registration and wristband registration open until Tuesday, March 1 and thereafter wristbands can be purchased at the door the day of the event
Prizes: 1st Place Team - $350; 2nd Place Team - $150 Each person will receive a raffle ticket with a chance to win an iPad donated by Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund Tournament Sponsors:
  • Attorney’s Title Guaranty Fund
  • Preferred Capital Lending
  • Russell Scott, ISBA Board of Governors member, Belleville
Questions?

Register your team for YLD bean bag party and tournament

Posted on January 18, 2011 by Chris Bonjean
Please join us in supporting this event to benefit the Illinois Bar Foundation/YLD Children’s Assistance Program. The YLD Children's Assistance Fund is a special fund of the Illinois Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable entity.
  • When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 from Noon to 4:00  p.m.
  • Where: Mahoney’s Pub and Grille, 551 N. Ogden Ave. (on Ogden near Grand), Chicago, IL (map and directions)
  • What: Appetizer bar and domestic draft beer, mixed well drinks and soft drinks
  • Cost: $35.00 per person per wristband or $100.00 for entrance fee for Bean Bag Tournament for a team of two with two wristbands. You must be at least 21 years old to participate.
  • Deadline: Bean Bag Team registration and wristband registration open until Tuesday, March 1 and thereafter wristbands can be purchased at the door the day of the event
Prizes: 1st Place Team - $350.00; 2nd Place Team - $150.00 Each person will receive a raffle ticket with a chance to win an iPad donated by Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund Tournament Sponsors:
  • Attorney’s Title Guaranty Fund
  • Preferred Capital Lending
  • Russell Scott, ISBA Board of Governors member, Belleville
Questions?

Young Lawyers receive ABA Award of Achievement

Posted on December 6, 2010 by Chris Bonjean
The Illinois State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division recently received an ABA Award of Achievement in recognition of the group's Children Assistance Fund. These awards are designed to encourage project development by recognizing the time, effort, and skills expended by young lawyer organizations in implementing public service and bar service projects in their communities. The ISBA YLD Children’s Assistance Fund, in concert with the Illinois Bar Foundation, seeks to provide grants to organizations across the state related to children and law. It also focuses on providing children's waiting rooms available at courthouses around the state. ABA YLD Chair-Elect Michael Bergmann (right) presented the award to (from left) YLD Secretary Meghan O'Brien, YLD Immediate Past Chair Kelley Gandurski and YLD Chair Bob Fink.

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