Young Lawyers Section

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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 Sasha Grandison at no later than the 28th of the month.

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

    • Upcoming Young Lawyers Section Events and Programs


      October 27- 29, 2017 - NEW!  Advanced Trial Academy, Syracuse University College of Law - Syracuse, NY.  Registration is now OPEN


      January 24, 2018 - Young Lawyers Section Annual Meeting Program and Executive Committee Meeting, NYSBA's Annual Meeting 2018:  New York, NY

    • December 6, 2017: YLS District 10 Holiday Party

      Young Lawyers Section, District 10 and the Nassau County Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee
      Toys for Tots Benefit

      Twas the holiday season, when all through the firm
      Associates were tired and ready to squirm.

      The subpoenas were sent, by courier with care
      In the hopes they'd be answered, without much of a scare.

      While partners were out, celebrating with glee
      Junior Associations were sweating, but wanting to flee.

      When, all of the sudden, and without any notice
      Just like a new ruling, from the vaunted high SCOTUS.

      Their weary eyes read with delight and elation, 
      NYSBA was throwing a party, which is just like a vacation.

      It read: "Come join us and spread some holiday cheer,
      Meet lots of people, and we'll all share a beer

      Off they all ran, with merriment and delight, 
      The St. James was singing, and their spirits took flight.

      The party was FREE, bring just one toy,
      Giving doesn't hurt and creates lots of joy.

      Join the YLS on December 6, 2017
      I bet there's no where else you'd rather have been. 

      As they talked and they laughed, they heard a partner chime,
      "Happy Holidays to all, and have a very merry time!"

      Join in the fun with NYSBA and the NCBA

      Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      St. James | 190 Second St. | Mineola, NY 11501

      This is a Toys for Tots benefit, please bring one unwrapped toy.

      FREE Admission


      Contact Alex Englander with any questions at

  • 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 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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  • Young Lawyers Section Bylaws
    YLS Bylaws 2012.pdf