Cold Weather Can’t Stop ABA YLD at Midyear Meeting in Chicago

Vol. 39 No. 4


Raul Chacon, Jr., is an Assistant Editor of The Affiliate , a 2013 ABA YLD Scholar, and an Associate with the Greenwood Village, Colorado, firm of Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.

Nearly 350 young attorneys braved subzero temperatures in Chicago from February 6–8, 2014, to attend the Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) events at the 2014 ABA Midyear Meeting at the Swissôtel in Chicago. ABA YLD members were able to take advantage of programming and events sponsored by other divisions and sections of the ABA simply by walking through an underground pedway connecting the conference hotels.

Despite the cold, young lawyers were able to tour the city while in town for the Midyear Meeting. According to ABA YLD Meetings Assistant Amy Cacich, nearly 200 young lawyers attended the “Welcome Reception” at Epic Restaurant in downtown Chicago and over 230 attended the Dinner Dance at the Stadium Club at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. Young Lawyers willing to brave the cold had no shortage of Chicago nightlife and culture to enjoy, all within walking distance or a short cab ride away.

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