Executive Committee Nominations for 2016-2017
Dear Young Lawyers Section Member:
As we look forward to the new year, the New York State Bar
Association (NYSBA) and the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) are working to prepare
for the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York City, beginning the week of January 25,
- Wednesday, January 27, 2016: Annual
Meeting 1/2 day continuing legal education program, which will immediately
be followed by our executive committee luncheon and membership meeting.
- Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 12:30
pm: presentation of our 2016
Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. It will take place
during the Executive Committee meeting and luncheon.
- Thursday, January 28 and Friday,
January 29, 2016: two-day Bridge-the-Gap continuing legal education program.
As part of our Annual Meeting events, we will be selecting the
Section leadership for next year (June 2016-May 2017). Therefore, we invite you
to put forth an application for a position on the YLS Executive Committee for
2016-2017 (see nomination form below). The Executive Committee of the Young
Lawyers Section is comprised of four (4) officers of the Section; one (1)
representative and one (1) alternate representative member from each judicial
district of New York State; four (4) YLS delegates and (1) YLS alternate
delegate to the New York State Bar Association's House of Delegates; one (1)
YLS delegate from the New York State Bar Association to the American Bar
Association's House of Delegates (not currently vacant); all chairpersons of
the standing committees of the YLS; all liaisons from the YLS to other Sections,
divisions or committees of the New York State Bar Association; and the Editors
of Perspective and Electronically-In-Touch.
If you currently hold one of the above mentioned positions, and wish
to continue, you need to submit a nomination form as well. This includes
current district representatives, section liaisons, committee chairs, etc.
As a member, you have enjoyed the valuable services, benefits, and
opportunities for young lawyers working in and around New York State,
including, but not limited to access to valuable publications such as Perspective and Electronically-In-Touch;
interesting and informative Continuing Legal Education programs, such as Bridge-the-Gap;
and a wealth of networking opportunities with other young and experienced
attorneys and practitioners.
As a leader, you will have opportunities to network on a larger
scale with the YLS membership, and other Section and Association leaders who
are regarded as top experts in their practice areas. You may assist in
organizing district programs and events or Section-wide initiatives, such as
the annual Trial Academy. Most of all, you will serve with a talented group of
young attorneys from around the State to help make the transition from law
school to practice an easier one for young and 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.
Whether you currently serve in a leadership
capacity and would like to continue your service, or are a Section member who
would like to be considered for a position on the Young Lawyers Section
Executive Committee for 2016-2017, I invite you to submit a Nomination Form expressing your interest. Nomination forms can be accessed by clicking here.
If you would like to be considered for any one of the three
elected officer positions (Chairperson-Elect, Treasurer, or Secretary), we ask
that you submit a one-two (1-2) paragraph statement, indicating the position
you are seeking and your reasons for seeking such position, along with your
Nomination Forms should be emailed to:
YLS Nominating Committee Chair
Email completed nomination forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Submission: Friday, December 18,
Nomination Forms will be reviewed by the YLS Nominating Committee. The
Nominating Committee will then prepare and vote upon the slate of Nominations.
The slate will be presented to the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee for
presentation and a vote at the Annual YLS Membership Meeting on Wednesday,
January 27, 2016.
On behalf of the Young Lawyers Section, we would like to extend our warmest
wishes to you and your families for a happy new year! See you in 2016!
Erica M. Hines
Young Lawyers Section