July 06, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting

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Register now for YLD Assembly & Events at the 2018 ABA Annual Meeting, August 2 – 5 in Chicago.

While with us in Chicago, you can:

  • Network with young lawyer colleagues at great social events,
  • develop professional & personal skills while earning CLE credit,
  • represent young lawyer interests in the YLD Assembly

Programming highlights include our featured plenary speaker, Brian Cuban, author of The Addicted Lawyer. Brian will discuss his personal path to redemption—overcoming depression, alcohol and cocaine addictions and how his career choice impacted his mental health and substance abuse issues. View schedule and program descriptions.

Featured events include the YLD Annual Fellows Gala where we honor this year's inductee, the Honorable Ann Claire Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge, and formerly U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Illinois.


Participating in YLD Assembly? Certify as a delegate now.

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for CLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted.  For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. 

The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives credit for live, in-person programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MS, MO, MP, MT, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV.

The ABA will seek 2.00 hours of CLE credit (including 1.00 hour of ethics credit) for this program in 60-minute states, and 2.40 hours of CLE credit (including 1.20 hours of ethics credit) for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Read complete CLE statement.

View accreditation information for your state.