About the Young Lawyers Section
Designed to help make the transition from law school to practice an easier one for 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, the Young Lawyers Section serves it mission by offering a number of valuable services, benefits, and opportunities to young lawyers working in and around New York State, including, but not limited to:
Perspective - the print newsletter of the Young Lawyers Section. Published twice per year, Perspective offers substantive legal articles, Section news and events, Association information, and a forum for expressing opinions and/or commentary on issues affecting young lawyers and law students today. This is a members-only benefit distributed to members free of charge. For information about the newsletter and access to back issues, select the newsletter from the left-hand navigation bar.
Electronically In Touch – the electronic newsletter of the Young Lawyers Section. Published 12 times per year, ElectronicallyIn Touch features advice, guidance, and tips useful to our membership both professionally and personally; includes “nuts and bolts” information about substantive legal issues; highlights cases and decisions of interest; provides updates from the Executive Committee; offers opportunities for career, professional, and leadership development; and lists a calendar of events. In addition, the newsletter highlights some of the interesting and noteworthy things young attorneys and law students are doing from around the state, and serves as a forum for keeping the membership informed about Section and Association activities, news, events, programs, benefits, and services.
Continuing Legal Education
CLE-certified programs and events are offered throughout the state
during the course of the year at a discount to YLS members. Major
CLE programs and events include: the YLS Fall Meeting CLE Program; the
YLS Annual Meeting CLE Program; and the YLS Bride-the-Gap CLE
Program. The Annual Meeting and Bridge-the-Gap CLE Programs take
place during NYSBA’s Annual Meeting in
Supreme Court Admissions Program - a Section-sponsored event for YLS members who would like to obtain admission to practice before the United States Supreme Court. This program includes a special dinner reception, a distinguished guest speaker presentation, the admissions ceremony before the Justices of the Court, and the Section's Spring Executive Committee meeting. This is a biennial program, typically planned for the end of May, beginning of June.
The YLS Mentor Directory - a service designed to allow YLS members an opportunity to consult with seasoned lawyers about specific legal or law office management questions. This is a members-only benefit available to members free of charge. For program information, guidelines, instructions, and access, select Mentor Program from the left-hand navigation bar.
Opportunities to meet and network with other law students, young and newly-admitted lawyers, distinguished jurists and practitioners through YLS sponsored social events and receptions. The YLS plans, organizes, and hosts networking events throughout the state during the year. This is primarily done through the Section’s District/Alternate Representatives and Section Liaisons. The YLS also sponsors a number of networking opportunities in conjunction with meetings and CLE programming.
We encourage members to take full advantage of the many benefits and services the Young Lawyers Section has to offer. Stayed tuned as we work to improve these benefits and services, and look for more opportunities to better serve you!