2008 Midyear Meeting ReportBy Robert FinkApril 2009The ISBA YLD sent five delegates as part of the Illinois delegation to the ABA YLD Assembly meeting in Boston.
2009 Day at the RacesBy Meghan O’BrienDecember 2009The Young Lawyer’s Division held its Day at the Races on September 26, 2009 at Arlington Park Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Illinois. We had wonderful weather, a great crowd and an all-around exceptional day.
All rules are made to be brokenBy Maxine Weiss KunzAugust 2009A fictional scenario illustrating that when you find yourself between a rock and a hard place, perhaps it is time for the exception to become the rule.
Bean bag wrap-upBy Gina M. ArquillaApril 2009The YLD kicked off the spring season with our second annual bean bag tournament on March 7, 2009 at Durkin’s Tavern.
The Children’s Assistance FundBy Kelley A. GandurskiFebruary 2009The Chair of the Young Lawyers Division Grant Request Committee reports that the Young Lawyers Division has approved $13,000 in grant requests so far for the 2008-2009 year.
From the ChairBy Gina M. ArquillaJune 2009A message from Chair Gina Arquilla.
From the ChairBy Gina M. ArquillaApril 2009A message from YLD Chair Gina Arquilla.
From the ChairBy Gina M. ArquillaFebruary 2009A message from YLD Chair Gina Arquilla.
Guard your reputationBy Jamie L. BasOctober 2009 A lawyer’s word, contrary to numerous bad lawyer jokes, is one of his most valuable assets.
Letter to new admittees from the YLD ChairBy Kelley A. GandurskiDecember 2009On behalf of the Illinois State Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division, I congratulate all of you on your admittance to the Illinois Bar.
Pro bono: Now more than ever!By Michael G. BergmannDecember 2009Bailouts, stimulus packages and an unsteady stock market are all common themes of these difficult economic times. You can’t watch the news anymore without hearing about some aspect of the recent economic downturn. Even the legal profession has been hit hard by this recession. For many, however, this year is no different than years past. For others, they face economic and legal challenges that are both unfamiliar and daunting.
Student loan repayment assistance for public service attorneys: An updateBy Michael VojtaOctober 2009Recent legislation on both the State and Federal levels has been passed to assist young attorneys with debt repayment. Illinois attorneys may soon have two options to turn to for assistance in debt repayment, provided of course that they make a commitment to public service work.
What to expect your first year outBy Gina RossiDecember 2009Many a young law student in Chicago rejoiced last month at the announcement of bar results and after waiting hours and hours for technical difficulties to subside, these former law students join the ranks of the other lawyers in Chicago.
YLD announces 2009 award winnersJune 2009The ISBA YLD recently announced this year’s winners of the Young Lawyer of the Year and Law Student Division Public Service awards.
YLD golf outing raises money for Children’s Assistance FundBy Justin Heather & Michael D. WongOctober 2009As with past years, and despite the down economy, the event was a huge success—raising approximately $10,000. In its first five years, the YLD’s annual Golf Classic has raised over $65,000 for the Children’s Assistance Fund.