Young Lawyers Section

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    Young Lawyers Section Fall Meeting - November 6, 2015
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  • 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 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

    • Young Lawyers Section Fall Meeting 2015


      Young Lawyers Section Fall Meeting
      November 6, 2015
      The State Bar Center
      One Elk Street
      Albany, NY 12207
      9 am - 1 pm

      Additional details will be available shortly.

      For more information about the Young Lawyers Section, please contact Megan O'Toole at

    • How To Jumpstart Your Legal Career And Stay Competitive


      Law Students Pathway to the Profession 2

      A Panel Discussion About Resumes, Interviews and Networking


      Thursday, September 10, 2015
      6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

      Baker & McKenzie
      452 5th Avenue
      New York, NY 10018

      6:00 to 7:15 - Panel Discussion
      7:15 to 8:30 - Networking Reception


      Tara Bonsol – Recruiting Specialist, Baker & McKenzie 
      Catherine Christian – Chief, Elder Abuse Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office
      Denise Carlin – Strategic Legal Solutions, Managing Director of Permanent Recruitment and Business Development 
      Ernie Peck – Partner & Hiring Manager, Downing & Peck


      Thomas Blennau – Assistant Director of Employer Outreach, St. John’s University School of Law


      NYSBA Members - Free
      Non-NYSBA Members - $25.00

      Sponsored by:

      Pathway to the Profession
      Young Lawyers Section
      Lawyers in Transition
      Entertainment, Arts & Sports Section
      Commercial & Federal Litigation Section 
      Real Property Section
      Criminal Justice Section
      Trusts and Estates Section 
      Family Law Section
      Business Law Section
      Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section
      Intellectual Property Section
      Elder and Special Needs Law Section
      Corporate Counsel Section 
      General Practice Section
      Elder Law and Special Needs Section

      Seating is limited.
      Sorry, no on-site registration.
      Check-in begins at 5:30.

      This program will be webcast live.  
      Webcast registration will be open soon.

    • August 18: Dogs Days of Summer Event - 3rd and 4th Districts

      The 3rd and 4th Districts of the Real Property Law Section and the Young Lawyers Section, 
      together with the Young Lawyers Committees of the Albany County Bar Association and the Schenectady County Bar Association 


      The Saratoga Racing Dog Days of Summer Membership Appreciation Event!

      Tuesday August 18, 2015
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
      Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre – 1544 Central Avenue, Albany NY 12055

      Cost: Free to attorneys and guests (a small donation to the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady is requested at the door). 

      Please join us so that we can show you all how much we truly appreciate our Section members. If you are not a Section member, come learn more about the Sections, and consider joining at a special rate.  

      The event will include: 

      • An adoptable dog parade outside!
      • Cocktail buffet provided by Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre
      • Beer and wine available at the bar within the Diamond Centre – all proceeds generously donated by Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre to Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady, Inc.
      • Bourbon Tasting in an outside tent, hosted by Craft Beer Guild Distributing and Blueprint Spirits – donation requested to sample bourbon and more
      • Cigar Sampling hosted by Park Lane Tobacconist in outside tent – small charge applies
      • Silent auction with items that include a $1500 wine tasting party, various wellness gift certificates and more - all proceeds generously donated by Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre to Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady, Inc.
      • Music by jazz trio A3

      All current NYSBA Real Property Law Section and Young Lawyers Section members will receive 2 drink tickets for beer/wine at the bar inside and one ticket for their choice of hand rolled cigar. Guests may purchase beer or wine as they wish at $5 each. 

      Bourbon tasting is free but a small donation to the charity is requested. Additional cigars may be purchased from the tobacconist.   

      There will also be giveaways and more!!!!  

      Please join us to celebrate your involvement and to support a wonderful cause!  

      Alice M. Breding, Esq. 
      Real Property Law Section Third District Representative 

      Michelle H. Wildgrube, Esq. 
      Real Property Law Section Fourth District Representative

      Lauren E. Sharkey, Esq. 
      Young Lawyers Section Fourth District Co-Representative 


      Questions? Contact Amy Jasiewicz  or (518) 487-5682 or Megan O'Toole after August 13.

  • 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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