Volunteer! Join the CBA Young Lawyers Section at Upcoming Volunteer Events!

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10/17/2012 by loyolalawcso

Wills for Heroes, October 27
The YLS will host a special Pro Bono Week Wills for Heroes event on Saturday, October 27, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Geneva Fire Department (200 E. Side Drive, Geneva). Volunteers are needed to create complimentary wills, living wills, and other estate planning documents for local emergency first responders and their spouses or partners. There will be a brief volunteer training from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and document preparation will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. To volunteer, click here to fill out an RSVP form.

YLS Repack Night at GCFD, November 7
Spend an evening serving the community while getting to know other young lawyers! The YLS needs volunteers to work at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) on Wednesday, November 7 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Volunteers will work on the repacking, line inspecting, cleaning, and sorting of donated products for distribution to soup kitchens, pantries, and homeless shelters. Volunteers must wear long pants, sleeved shirts, and closed toe shoes with non-skid soles. Volunteers are also asked to bring an item of canned or non-perishable food. The GCFD is located on the Southwest side of Chicago (not far from Midway Airport). To volunteer and receive driving directions, email Stephanie Lieberman at stephanierachaellieberman@yahoo.com.

YLS Serving Our Seniors, November 7
The YLS Public Outreach Committee is teaming up with the Center for Disability & Elder Law (CEDEL) for a Serving Our Seniors event on Wednesday, November 7 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Kingston Place, 7435 S. Kingston (accessible via the Metra from the Van Buren Station in the Loop to the Windsor Park Metra Electric stop). Volunteers earn CLE credit while drafting estate planning documents for low-income seniors. Estate planning experience is not necessary.

Participating volunteers need to attend a CLE hosted by CEDEL from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. on November 7 at CBA Headquarters, 321 S. Plymouth Court. (If you have previously completed the CLE you can simply meet us at the service event.)

RSVP to Mari Birman (mari.birman@gmail.com) or Julia Floyd (julia.c.floyd@gmail.com) – be sure to include your name, ARDC #, cellular number, email address, whether or not you have completed the CLE, and if you are a notary.

CBA Moot Court Competition Brief Graders and Judges, November 15-17
The Young Lawyers Section will host its 31st Annual Moot Court Competition on November 15-17 at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago. This year there will be 30 teams competing from across the county. The YLS needs attorneys to act as competition judges and brief graders. Volunteer brief graders are asked to review and critique approximately 4-5 briefs near the middle of October and volunteer competition judges are needed on the evenings of November 15 and 16 (5:30-7:30 p.m.). Competition judges may be eligible to earn Illinois MCLE credit. To volunteer, contact Jenni Bertolino at jbertolino@chicagobar.org or 312-554-2031 and indicate your volunteer preference.

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