News Tag: CBA
June 2, 2020
The CBF joins The Chicago Bar Association in standing with all who seek justice for George Floyd and echoes the words of CBA President Jesse Ruiz.
The events of the past week have underscored how far our country remains from achieving the fundamental American ideal that we all stand equal before the law. Communities of color continue to experience the legal system in different ways than everyone else, and too often with deadly consequences, as the whole world has seen with the death of George Floyd and too many others.Tags: CBA read more ...
October 4, 2017
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.Tags: CBA | Legal Innovation | Resources read more ...
February 27, 2017
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.Tags: CBA | Events read more ...
December 13, 2016
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.Tags: CBA | Events read more ...
February 23, 2016
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 […]Tags: CBA | Events | Success! | Texas Hold 'Em Tournament read more ...
August 7, 2015
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. […]Tags: Awards | CBA read more ...
February 6, 2015
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.Tags: CBA | Events | Success! | Texas Hold 'Em Tournament read more ...
January 12, 2015
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
5:15 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.Tags: CBA | Events | Texas Hold 'Em Tournament read more ...
February 7, 2014
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.Tags: CBA | Events | Success! | Texas Hold 'Em Tournament read more ...