News Tag: CBA


October 4, 2017

CBA Now Accepting Applications for New Limited Scope Referral Panel

Every year in Illinois, hundreds of thousands of people go to court without the help of an attorney. Nearly two-thirds of defendants are unrepresented, and for some types of cases, that number exceeds ninety percent. While some are “DIY litigants” who prefer to go it alone, the vast majority would rather have an attorney they simply can’t find or can’t afford one.

The Chicago Bar Association’s new Limited Scope Referral Panel aims to fix that problem.

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February 27, 2017

YLS Miami Nights 80’s Fun while Supporting the CBF

On February 24, the CBA Young Lawyers Section hosted Miami Nights, an event to benefit the CBF. Nearly 150 people from the legal community came together at the University Club for an 80’s-themed night of casino games, a poker tournament, fun, mingling, and charity. We’re extremely grateful to the YLS, and special thanks to YLS Public Service Manager Alex Memmen, the event committee, the volunteers, and YLS Director Jennifer Byrne. The YLS plays an important role in making the CBF’s work possible.

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December 13, 2016

Miami Nights: A Casino Night featuring a Texas Hold’em Tournament €“ February 24

Shake off the cold weather and raise funds for the CBF while enjoying an exciting evening with your colleagues and friends at Miami Nights! The Young Lawyers Section invites you to The University Club on Friday, February 24 for an evening of table games, a Texas Hold’em Tournament, and South Beach inspired food and drink. Proceeds from the evening support the CBF’s work in Chicago’s legal community to make the justice system more fair and accessible for everyone. Attendees can choose from an all-access pass that includes the poker tournament or a standard casino pass (early bird rate through February 10).

Visit www.chicagobar.org/ylscasino to learn more and purchase tickets.

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February 23, 2016

YLS Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament 10 Years of CBF Support

On Friday, January 30, the CBA Young Lawyers Section hosted its 10th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to benefit the CBF. Nearly 100 attorneys, judges, law students, and others from the legal community came together at the Chicago Cultural Center for a night of competition, camaraderie, and charity.

The CBF would like to thank the YLS for organizing […]

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August 7, 2015

Justice John Paul Stevens Award Nominations Due August 24

The CBA is accepting nominations for the 2015 Justice John Paul Stevens Award. The Award is presented annually by the CBA and CBF to Illinois attorneys or judges who have shown throughout their careers that they are exceptional individuals and who have demonstrated extraordinary integrity and service to the public and/or community.

Nominations are due August 24, 2015. […]

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February 6, 2015

CBA Young Lawyers Section’s Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament Still Going Strong

On Friday, January 30, the CBA Young Lawyers Section hosted its 9th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to benefit the CBF. Nearly 100 attorneys, judges, law students, and professionals from the legal community came together once again at the Standard Club for a night of competition, camaraderie, and charity.

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January 12, 2015

Try Your Hand on January 30

Join the Young Lawyers Section at its 9th Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament for the benefit of the CBF.

Friday, January 30
The Standard Club

5:00 €“ Check-in
5:15 €“ Refresher Course
6:00 €“ Play Begins

Individual tickets are $150 through January 23 ($175 after) and include tournament entry, buffet and drinks.

 

Register online at www.chicagobar.org/ylspoker or by calling 312-554-2031.

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February 7, 2014

CBA Young Lawyers Section Hosts Another Successful Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to Benefit the CBF

The CBF would like to thank the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (CBA YLS) for organizing and hosting another fun and successful Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, the proceeds of which benefited the CBF. On Friday, January 31st, attorneys and other professionals from the Chicago legal community came together once again at the Standard Club for the YLS 8th annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament.

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