2019 Leadership Training

June 21-22, 2019

Hotel Chicago Downtown
333 North Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60654


As an appointed leader of the Division, you are invited to the 2019-2020 Leadership Conference, June 21-22, 2019, in Chicago, IL. The training will be held at the ABA Headquarters Offices.

We've arranged a block of rooms at the Chicago Hotel Downtown. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 312.245.0333 and refer to the ABA Young Lawyers Division 2019 Leadership Meeting or book online.


Friday, June 21, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Council Orientation (District Representatives & Directors)

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception - Hotel Chicago (All are welcome) 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM to 1:40 PM
TYL Training & Planning
District Representatives & Disaster Legal Services Training
Cabinet Meetings

Download the Leadership Packet.

*Please Note: Schedule is subject to change and all are required to be present for the duration of the meeting. Please make your travel arrangements accordingly.

For questions about the schedule, please contact Asia Harris at asia.harris@americanbar.org.


O'Hare International Airport, located 17 miles from downtown, is one of the largest airports in the world. It is North America's major international gateway airport, servicing over 67 million passengers to and from over 200 destinations around the globe. 

Midway International Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago and offers another convenient travel option for visitors.  It is the nation's premier point-to-point airport, offering value-oriented leisure and business travel to over 60 destinations.

Both airports offer plentiful taxi service to downtown. Rates range from $40-50 from O'Hare, and $30-40 from Midway. Rates vary based on travel time and are subject to change.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) serves both airports for easy and economical travel between downtown and Chicago neighborhoods using the 'L' train. The 24-hour CTA Blue Line connects directly to O'Hare and the CTA Orange Line connects directly to Midway. Read more on getting around Chicago with public transportation or visit transitchicago.com/airports for full fare information and maps.

Go Airport Express - provides shared ride services to all downtown hotels and many businesses.  Please click here to make your airport shuttle reservation/s, or call 1-800-284-3826 and use your 10% discount code: ”ABA” 



Reimbursement includes airfare up to $350 and up to two (2) days per diem at $100/day (for food and lodging) and $20 local transportation when you participate in related activities. If your airfare is over $350, it must be pre-approved by the Chair-Elect prior to booking.  All pre-approval requests should be directed to Asia Harris (asia.harris@americanbar.org). Be sure to contact Asia with reimbursement questions before making your arrangements. Find the reimbursement form here.

***Reimbursement terms differ for District Representatives. Please reach out to Alia Graham at alia.graham@americanbar.org for further assistance.

Updated Funding Chart

Here is the most recent version of the 2019-20 funding chart to reference.