Young Lawyers Section

  • Pathway to the Profession Book
    PATHWAY TO THE PROFESSION: FROM LAW SCHOOL TO LAWYER This new book, designed to assist new attorneys as they enter the profession, is free to all students and newly-admitted attorneys! Visit www.nysba.org/pathwaybookyls.
  • Upcoming Events
    • Electronically In Touch - Call for Submissions

      Electronically In Touch is the electronic newsletter of the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS). It is a member driven publication, encouraging YLS members to write articles, and as such we would welcome submissions from members on any relevant topic, including practice tips, substantive legal articles, case updates, work/life advice, and information regarding upcoming meetings and events. Please submit articles to Sasha Grandison at srgrandison@gmail.com no later than the 28th of the month.


      Sasha Grandison, Esq.
      Editor-in-Chief, Electronically In Touch 

      http://nysbar.com/blogs/EIT/

    • Trial Academy: April 5 - April 9, 2017

      Trial Academy Save The Date 2016

      New York State Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Trial Academy

      WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 - SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
      CORNELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, ITHACA, NY


      The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program.  Geared toward new and young attorneys, participants will take part in sessions which will advance and improve their courtroom skills. With an emphasis on direct participation, the Trial Academy is a great learning experience for all involved. 

      Register now for the 2017 NYSBA Trial Academy.

      Seats are limited and the Trial Academy always sells out.

      NYSBA member registration fee: $875.00
      Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000


      FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION TRIAL ACADEMY, PLEASE CONTACT MEGAN O'TOOLE AT MOTOOLE@NYSBA.ORG

    • Young Lawyers Section 2017 Supreme Court Admissions Program

      Supreme Court Admissions Program

      SUPREME COURT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM

      Monday, June 12, 2017

      The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the 2017 United States Supreme Court Admissions Program for members of the New York State Bar Association.  

      Every year the Young Lawyers Section accepts applications from 50 attorneys to gain admission to practice in front of the United States Supreme Court. The 2017 brochure and pre-registration application will be available shortly.   

      For more information, please contact Alex Englander at aenglander@nysba.org

      CLICK HERE FOR THE 2017 BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION FORM.

      The deadline for registration submission is December 19, 2016!

    • May 13: Baseball and the Law

      A CLE at Yankee Stadium

      Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 11:30 AM to 12:45PM
      Yankees v. Houston Astros Game to Follow

      Yankee Stadium
      1 East 161st Street
      Bronx, NY

      Pricing:
      YLS Member: $110.00
      NYSBA Member:  $125.00
      Nonmember:  $150.00

      Registration fee includes:
      CLE (1.5 hrs.), private box seats and food.

      REGISTER HERE!

      The CLE will begin with a discussion of how baseball is a coherent legal system, with judges (umpires), an elaborate code of laws, precedents, and even common law.  It also allows for enormous judicial discretion.  Part of this discussion will focus on how baseball teaches Americans to respect the rule of law and live under a set of rules that are applied and interpreted by judges (umpires).  Then we will look at specific issues such as application of rules (think of a high strike zone or a low strike zone or the famous “pine tar” incident) ownership of baseball memorabilia (including the Barry Bonds baseball case), performance enhancement drugs, and the integration of baseball.  There will be lots of time for discussion, questions, and participation.     

      This CLE will be taught by Paul Finkelman, who is currently the John E. Murray Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Professor Finkelman was also the main expert witness for the plaintiff in Popov v. Hayashi -- the lawsuit over the ownership of Barry Bonds' 73rd home run ball.  He is the co-author of Baseball and the American Legal Mind which is now being published by the W.S. Hein Company (HeinOnline) and is also the author of more than 100 law review articles and 40 books.   Additionally, Professor Finkelman has been cited in four U.S. Supreme Court decisions.  

      Seating is Limited!  
      Registration Deadline is May 8, 2017.

      Contact Alex Englander at aenglander@nysba.org

  • Electronically
    in Touch

    About this Publication

    Published 12 times per year, Electronically In Touch features advice, guidance, and tips useful to the young lawyer 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, programs, benefits, and services.

    Article/Content Submission

    Electronically In Touch welcomes articles from members of the legal profession on subjects of interest to New York State young lawyers.  If you are interested in sharing your articles, advice, guidance, and/or tips, please send them to Sasha Grandison, Esq., Editor-In-Chief at srgrandison@gmail.com. Electronically In Touch is a monthly publication.  

    Please submit articles no later than the 20th of the month.

    Beginning in 2011, Electronically In Touch is available in blog format only.  To view the current issue, visit http://nysbar.com/blogs/eit/

  • Perspective Newsletter


    VIEW THE LATEST PERSPECTIVE

    The Young Lawyers Section print publication (Perspective) is published by the Young Lawyers Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.  Perspective features substantive legal articles on current issues in all areas of practice, offers more in-depth treatment of professional development, career and networking topics, and provides a forum for expressing opinions and/or commentary on issues affecting young lawyers.
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  • Young Lawyers Section Bylaws
    YLS Bylaws 2012.pdf