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MARKET YOUR LEGAL PRACTICE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA Check out the CBA’s social media resources and see how you can stay in touch with colleagues, current clients and reach newclients online. Find valuable social media tips at www.chicagobar. org under the Resources tab. by Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and Chicago-Kent College of Law. We’ll also have a pro bono-themed game night to test your trivia skills and celebrate the pro bono and legal aid community. Whether you are a new lawyer or have been practicing for some time, I invite you to come to these (and other) events during pro bono week to learn more about how to use your skills to give back to the community. We were also proud to unveil our new public service project, End Distracted Driving, with a kick-off reception on October 9 at the CBA. Attendees learned about this initiative to curb distracted driv- ing among teens, which involves having our attorney-volunteers present to high school students a PowerPoint presenta- tion designed [and scientifically proven] to maximize the likelihood of attitude and behavior change. We need attorney- volunteers and people with relationships at Chicagoland high schools to help with this project. As lawyers, we are privileged to have spe- cialized skills and knowledge that members of the general public don’t possess. With that privilege comes a responsibility to give back to our community. In addition to the programs discussed above, the YLS has year-round opportunities to engage in public service, such as the Wills for Heroes, Serving Our Seniors and Legal Prep Mentorship programs. I encourage you to become more complete lawyers and consider volunteering to support one of these programs.


Matthew A. Passen Passen Law Group First Vice-Chair Kathryn Carso Liss Law Offices of Jean Conde

Second Vice-Chair Jonathan Amarilio

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Member Service Manager Trisha Rich Holland & Knight Public Service Manager Octavio Duran Jr. Bekkerman Law Offices

Giving Back

By Matthew A. Passen YLS Chair

As I mentioned in a previous column, our theme for this year is “The Complete Lawyer.” An essential component to any complete lawyer is supporting public service, legal aid and pro bono work. To that end, I’d like to highlight a couple important upcoming events. We will celebrate our 11th Annual Pro BonoWeek on October 26–30 with events each day to encourage and foster pro bono engagement in the Chicago community. Our signature event, the Pro Bono and Community Service Fair, will be held on Thursday, October 29 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Attendees will be able to learn about many community service, mentorship and legal services organizations in need of your support. Thanks to our gracious sponsors at Skadden, the event is free and open to the entire legal community. Pro BonoWeek kicked off on Friday, October 23 with a “Movies onTrial” event, including a screen- ing of My CousinVinny, followed by a panel discussion exploring the legal substance of the film. The event is generously sponsored

Project Officer Shawna Boothe Schiff Hardin LLP Project Officer Brandon E. Peck Peck Ritchey LLC

Secretary/Treasurer Paraisia Winston Gray YLS Journal Co-Editors in Chief Geoffrey Burkhart American Bar Association Oliver Khan Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Assistant Co-Editor Nicholas Standiford Schain Banks Kenny & Schwartz LTD

YLS Administrative Director Jessica Brierly-Snowden

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