The Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Nominating Committee has slated James J. Gay as a candidate to serve a 2 year term as a Director for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Please click here for the entire slate of candidates.
The Young Lawyers Section (YLS), founded in 1971, was created to address the needs and interests of newly admitted attorneys. To satisfy these needs the YLS offers substantive practice committees as well as public service committees and projects. The diversity of committees and projects affords a wide variety of ways for attorneys to participate in the YLS. Through this participation, the YLS encourages attorneys to develop and pursue innovative ideas and programs. What began as a small group of fifty young lawyers hosting continuing legal education programs covering a handful of substantive law areas has grown into a dynamic and diverse group of more than 9,000 lawyers and law student members. The YLS now boasts nearly 30 substantive law committees and implements close to 50 special projects every bar year.