Young Lawyers Section Call for
Nominations for 2014-2015
Dear Young Lawyers Section
As we look forward to the new
year, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the Young Lawyers Section
(YLS) are working to prepare for the 2014 Annual Meeting in New York City,
beginning the week of January 27, 2014.
The YLS is gearing up for
many exciting events at the Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place January 29
– January 31, 2014. On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, we will hold our Annual
Meeting 1/2 day continuing legal education program, which will immediately be
followed by our executive committee luncheon and membership meeting. Our
two-day Bridging-the-Gap continuing legal education program is scheduled for
January 30 and January 31.
The presentation of our 2014 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
will take place during the Executive Committee meeting and luncheon on
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at 12:30 PM.
As part of our Annual Meeting
events, we will be selecting the Section leadership for next year (June
2014-May 2015). Therefore, we invite you to put forth an application for a
position on the YLS Executive Committee for 2014-2015 (see nomination form
below). The Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Section is comprised of
four (4) officers of the Section; one (1) representative and one (1) alternate
representative member from each judicial district of New York State; four (4)
YLS delegates and (1) YLS alternate delegate to the New York State Bar
Association's House of Delegates; one (1) YLS delegate from the New York State
Bar Association to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates (not
currently vacant); all chairpersons of the standing committees of the YLS; all
liaisons from the YLS to other sections, divisions or committees of the New
York State Bar Association; and the Editors of Perspective and Electronically-In-Touch.
IF YOU CURRENTLY HOLD ONE OF THE ABOVE
MENTIONED POSITIONS, AND WISH TO CONTINUE, YOU NEED TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION FORM
AS WELL - THIS INCLUDES CURRENT DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES, SECTION LIAISONS,
COMMITTEE CHAIRS, etc.
As a member, you have enjoyed
the valuable services, benefits, and opportunities for young lawyers working in
and around New York State, including, but not limited to access to valuable
publications such as Perspective
interesting and informative Continuing Legal Education programs, such as
Bridging-the-Gap; and a wealth of networking opportunities with other young and
experienced attorneys and practitioners.
As a leader, you will have
opportunities to network on a larger scale with the YLS membership, and other
Section and Association leaders who are regarded as top experts in their
practice areas. You may assist in organizing district programs and events or
Section-wide initiatives, such as the annual Trial Academy. Most of all, you
will serve with a talented group of young attorneys from around the State to
help make the transition from law school to practice an easier one for young
and newly-admitted attorneys by enhancing and developing career, professional,
and leadership skills; providing opportunities for mentoring and networking
with peers and seasoned practitioners; and, serving as a champion in the
facilitation and resolution of issues common to our membership.
Whether you currently
serve in a leadership capacity and would like to continue your service, or are
a Section member who would like to be considered for a position on the Young
Lawyers Section Executive Committee for 2014-2015, I invite you to submit a Nomination
expressing your interest. Nomination forms can be accessed by clicking
If you would like to be
considered for any one of the three elected officer positions
(Chairperson-Elect, Treasurer, or Secretary), we ask that you submit a one-two
(1-2) paragraph statement, indicating the position you are seeking and your
reasons for seeking such position, along with your Nomination Form.
should be emailed to:
Erica M. Hines
Email completed nomination forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Submission:
Friday, December 13, 2013
Nomination Forms will be reviewed by the YLS Nominating Committee. The
Nominating Committee will then prepare and vote upon the slate of Nominations.
The slate will be presented to the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee for
presentation and a vote at the Annual YLS Membership Meeting on Wednesday,
January 29, 2014.
On behalf of the Young Lawyers Section, we would like to extend our warmest
wishes to you and your families for a happy new year! See you in 2014!
Lisa R. Schoenfeld
Young Lawyers Section