Young Lawyers Section

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    Trial Academy 2015: Cornell Law School March 29 - April 2, 2015
  • Save the Date Annual Meeting 2015
    Young Lawyers Section Bridging the Gap program - January 29-30, 2015
  • Upcoming Events
    • Young Lawyers Section Annual Meeting 2015: Wednesday January 28

      Wednesday, January 28, 2015
      Meeting 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

      View Program

      The program will focus on trial practice, including jury selection, openings and summations. There will be a plaintiff’s perspective and a defendant’s perspective.

      Register Online Now!   Or download Annual Meeting Registration Form and return with your payment by faxing to 518.463.5993

    • Young Lawyers Section Bridging the Gap Annual Meeting 2015: Thursday January 29 and Friday January 30

      Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, 2015
      Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Lunch on your own.

      View Thursday's Program (PDF)
      View Friday's Program (PDF)

      Bridging the Gap 2015: This two-day program will cover different topics in various areas of practice, including Family Law; Criminal Law; Research Tips For Lawyers; Hot Topics in Intellectual Property; Electronic Discovery and Social Media; Introduction to Credit Agreements.

      Register Online Now!    Or download Annual Meeting Registration Form and return with your payment by faxing to 518.463.599

    • 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

    • 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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