YLD Free Pizza/Professional Development Series Archives

YLD Professional Development Free Pizza Luncheons are aimed at teaching law students and young attorneys practical steps in developing their legal careers. Each luncheon features esteemed panelists discussing a variety of topics, while also taking questions from the audience.

Social Media Evidence

Instagram. Snapchat. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Meetup. The list goes on and on with much of our life being consumed by our social media interactions - it’s no surprise that our online presence can make or break a case. Learn how to obtain social media evidence, the ethical implications to be aware of, and the basic requirements for admitting social media into evidence at trial. Recorded September 24, 2019 (please note content begins at about the 48 minute mark)

Ten Things the Non-Real Estate Practitioner Should Know About Residential Real Estate Transactions

Join us for a panel discussion on the basic elements of an Illinois residential real estate transaction tempered for the non-real estate practitioner, including a presentation as to material provisions in the purchase agreement, the need for title insurance and surveys, deed provisions, and closing the transaction. Recorded May 16, 2019

Networking & Building Your Brand

Want to get better at Networking? Need Advice on how to attract clients and build up your reputation? Learn how to make the most of your time networking and expanding your business opportunities. Recorded March 26, 2019 

Research Refreshing Skills

Research is one of the most important skills that can make or break your argument, or even your entire case. This lunch will give you tips to help refresh and reinvigorate your research skills from other young attorneys who know how critical researching is to your success as a lawyer. These tips will ensure your research stands out! Recorded  January 29, 2019

Key Performance Indicators to Increase Law Firm Profitability

Join the ISBA for a lunch discussion on Key Performance Indicators brought to you by Josh Taylor, Attorney at Smokeball. He will speak about tangible examples on how to Use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to Increase Law Firm Profitability. You can take this information back to your law firm and start applying immediately to help this be your best year yet. Recorded September 26, 2018

Alternative Careers for Attorneys

This luncheon program addresses utilizing legal skills outside of a traditional law firm setting. Recorded February 11, 2014

Advice From the Bench

This luncheon program features sitting judges offering tips to young lawyers on how to make a good impression in the courtroom. Recorded November 13, 2013.

Financial Planning for Young Attorneys

The luncheon program features two panelists with financial planning backgrounds discussing investing in your future while also paying off your student loans. Recorded September 30, 2013.

Graduating to the Bench

This luncheon features three esteemed panelists discussing how to take your legal career to the next level. Recorded January 15, 2013.

Taking Charge of Your Legal Career

This luncheon features three esteemed panelists discussing how to take your legal career to the next level. Recorded October 9, 2012.