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Annual Meeting Registration

Registration is now open for the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Hotel reservation links to the ABA housing block can be found in your meeting confirmation email.

All YLD sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel. All times are Central Daylight Time. All events are tentative and subject to change.

Check back at this page for event listings and updates.

Thursday, August 1, 2024

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
YLD Public Service Project (Encouragement Card Drive)

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Program: YLD Student Debt and Financial Well-Being

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Representation in All Stages of Litigation

  • Join us for this impactful program providing a comprehensive understanding of the importance of representation at every stage of the legal process. Panelists will delve into the nuances of representation, exploring the impact of diverse perspectives on case development, courtroom and mediation strategies, and settlement.
  • Moderator:
    • Paige White, Litigation Associate, DiCello Levitt, Washington, D.C.
  • Speakers:
    • Margaret Mendenhall Casey, Deputy Corporation Counsel, Torts, City of Chicago Department of Law, Chicago, IL
    • Denise Langford-Morris, Retired Judge, Oakland County Circuit Court; Mediator and Arbitrator JAMS, Oakland, CA
    • C.K. Hoffler, Partner, C.K. Hoffler Firm, Atlanta, GA

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
YLD Delegate Information Desk Elections & Assembly

11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
YLD & LSD Information Desk

12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
YLD Council Meeting (Lunch Provided)

2 :00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Student Debt Panel Discussion (YLD Cosponsoring)

3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
The Impact of Bar Associations in Advancing We-Being in the Legal Profession NCBP Plenary (YLD Cosponsoring)

4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
First-timers Orientation

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
ABA Networking Reception (LSD & YLD Co-sponsoring)

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
GP Solo Networking Event: 5 Iron Golf (YLD Co-sponsoring) *Ticketed

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
YLD Council Dinner Activity (Offsite)

  • Pinstripes, 435 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL

Friday, August 2, 2024

6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
Bacon 5K (Well Being Activity)

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Information Desk (LSD/YLD)

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
CLE Showcase: Safeguarding Public Officials: Protecting Judges, Civil Servants, and the Rule of Law (YLD Co-sponsoring)

9:00 a.m.-5: 00 p.m.
YLD Public Service Project (Encouragement Card Drive)

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
YLD Delegate Information Desk Elections & Assembly

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
YLD Public Service Activity with Polished Pebbles

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
YLD On the Rise Awards Breakfast

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
YLD Candidates Forum

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Military Awards Ceremony

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
WDLD Panel

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Disaster Legal Services Meeting

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
YLD District Representatives Training

2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
ABA Democracy Summit (YLD Co-Sponsoring)-TBD

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
ABA Representatives Training

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
YLD Assembly (Part 1)

6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
ABA President's Reception

9:00 p.m.
GP Solo After Hour Hangout (YLD Co-sponsoring) Brando's Speakeasy, 343 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL (Invite Only)

Saturday, August 3, 2023

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
YLD Public Service Project (Encouragement Card Drive)

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
YLD Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Delegate Information Desk Elections & Assembly

8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
LSD/YLD Information Desk

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
YLD Assembly (Part 2)

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Fellows Board Meeting

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
YLD Affiliates Campfire

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Program: Perfecting Democracy:Young Lawyers Roles in the Upcoming Election (Civil Rights and Social Justice Co-sponsoring)

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Long Range Planning Board

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Family Feud (Fellows)

4:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
GP Solo Willis Tower Skydeck Tour (YLD Cosponsoring)*Ticketed

Sunday, August 4, 2024

3:00–4:00 p.m.
Caucus of Young Lawyer Delegates to the ABA House