Young Lawyers Section

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    Trial Academy 2015: Cornell Law School March 29 - April 2, 2015
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    Young Lawyers Section Fall Meeting - November 6, 2015
  • Upcoming Events
    • March 12 - FLS and YLS Membership Networking Event

      Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Section Membership Networking Event 

      Proper West, 54 W. 39th Street, New York, NY 10018

      March 12, 2015 
      6:00PM to 8:00PM

      RSVP to Tina Rothaupt at


      For more information about Young Lawyers Section, contact Tiffany Bardwell at

      For more information about Family Law Section, contact Lisa Bataille at

      Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

    • 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 Kara Buonanno at or Tyear Middleton at no later than the 28th of the month.

      Kara J. Buonanno, Esq.
      Editor-in-Chief, Electronically In Touch 

      Tyear Middleton, Esq.
      Managing Editor, Electronically In Touch

    • The Weight of Justice - Volunteers needed

      The Weight of Justice
      March 9, 2015
      8 am - 10 am
      John Jay College
      899 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
      Complimentary event

      Seeking volunteer attorneys to meet with students and guide them with their law school application.

      RSVP to Tina Rothaupt at by March 3.

      For more information about the Young Lawyers Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • Project Street Youth - Volunteers Needed

      Can you volunteer a few hours of your time to help Homeless Youth?

      Project Street Youth is a legal services clinic that serves homeless youth with

      • credit/consumer issues
      • public assistance/government benefits
      • tickets/warrants/minor criminal matters

      Participating is in no way limited to attorneys that have experience with the homeless or even with legal clinics. There is a role for anyone and everyone that wants to be involved, no matter your background or your time constraints!

      March 13, 2015
      Friends of Island Academy 
      127 West 127th Street, room 127
      New York, NY 
      12 pm - 5 pm

      Please contact Tyear Middleton at for more information or to volunteer.

      For more information about the Young Lawyers Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • Trial Academy March 29 - April 2, 2015

      The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program that will teach, advance and improve the courtroom skills of young and new lawyers with an emphasis on direct participation.

      Next year's program will be held at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York from March 29-April 2, 2015.  For more information, please contact Amy Jasiewicz at

      View the 2015 Trial Academy Preliminary Program.

      Find out more about Trial Academy Scholarships.

      Find out more about Trial Academy Corporate Sponsorship opportunities and NYSBA Section Sponsorship opportunities. 


  • 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 Kara Buonanno, Esq., Editor-In-Chief at and Tyear Middleton, Managing Editor at 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

  • Perspective Newsletter


    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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