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Young Lawyers Section

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 Justin Batten, Editor-In-Chief at [email protected] . 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 http://nysbar.com/blogs/eit/

EVENING AT THURGOOD MARSHALL WITH THE SECOND CIRCUIT


The New York State Bar Association’s Commercial & Federal Litigation Section invites its members, the Young Lawyers Section and others, including younger members of the Bar to meet the Judges of the Second Circuit the evening before its Annual Meeting and the awarding of the Stanley H. Fuld Award to the Honorable John G. Koeltl, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. 

There will be tours of selected spaces at the courthouse, Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, and Laurel R. Kretzing, Chair of the Commercial & Federal Litigation Section will speak.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

View Program Flyer

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse
40 Foley Square
New York NY 10007

Cost to Attend: 
$35 for NYSBA Members
$45 for Non-NYSBA Members
$25 for Attorneys Admitted 10 Years or Less

REGISTER NOW

To register over the phone please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452.

For questions please contact: Catherine Carl at [email protected].

YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION MEETING

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
8:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Clinton, 2nd Floor
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Register for the 2020 Annual Meeting Here or Download the Registration Form Here.

VIEW THE AGENDA HERE!

BRIDGING THE GAP-THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

January 30-31, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gramercy West, 2nd Floor
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REGISTER FOR THE 2020 ANNUAL MEETING HERE OR DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE.
 

VIEW THE AGENDA HERE


BECOMING AN ALLY: FOUR TRAILBLAZING JURISTS DISCUSS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

1.5 MCLE credits in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
This program is co-sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, the Young Lawyers Section, and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Foley & Lardner LLP
90 Park Avenue
New York, NY 

In this program, four of New York’s most noteworthy jurists discuss the importance of championing attorneys from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  These jurists are:

    Honorable Joel Cohen (Commercial Division, New York County)
    Honorable Dora Irizarry (Chief Judge of the Eastern District of New York)
    Honorable Saliann Scarpulla (Commercial Division, New York County)
    Honorable Laura Taylor Swain (Southern District of New York)

This program will be an interactive discussion about topics relating to advancing female attorneys, attorneys of color, LGBTQIA+ attorneys, and attorneys with disabilities in the profession. The focus will be on how attorneys can work together to foster diversity and inclusion. The program will include hypotheticals with audience participation on a variety of areas such as how to be an ally, a sponsor, and a mentor. The program will also include hypotheticals about the importance of introducing attorneys from diverse backgrounds to clients.

5:30 p.m.: Registration and Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: CLE program

Free for Co-Sponsoring Section Members
$50 NYSBA Members | $150 Non-Members

If you have any questions about the content of this program, please contact Simone Smith, CLE Program Manager, or Bridget Donlon, CLE program Coordinator.
For any questions related to program registration, please conatct the NYSBA's Member Resource Center by email at [email protected], or by phone at 800-582-2452.  

REGISTER 

New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy

Saturday March 28 -April 1, 2020
CORNELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, ITHACA, NY


The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program. Geared toward new and young attorneys, participants will take part in sessions which will advance and improve their courtroom skills. With an emphasis on direct participation, the Trial Academy is a great learning experience for all involved. 

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Click here for the 2019 Trial Academy program agenda. The 2020 agenda and faculty will be very similar to 2019.

Frequently asked questions about the Trial Academy

Please note: Seats are limited and the Trial Academy sells out each year.

Young Lawyers Section Member registration fee: $950 (NYSBA Membership required)
NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000
Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,100

REGISTER NOW

Now accepting scholarship applications. Scholarship applications and resumes are due 2/1/2020 to Amy Jasiewicz at: [email protected]

Scholarship application form (fillable PDF).

The following Sections are offering scholarships:

Business Law Section
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
Young Lawyers Section


Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of up to 37.5 MCLE credit hours, consisting of 2.0 credit hours in ETHICS and 35.5 credit hours in SKILLS. This program is transitional and therefore suitable for newly admitted attorneys. This program is accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only. Attorneys seeking credit in other jurisdictions may contact the governing body for CLE in their respective locations for credit application details. 




2021 SUPREME COURT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM - SAVE THE DATE!

The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the 2021 admissions program to the United States Supreme Court. You do not need to be a member of the Young Lawyers Section to participate.

The ceremony for admission to the United States Supreme Court is scheduled for Monday, May 3, 2021. Our last Supreme Court admissions program was well-received and filled up very quickly. Save the date for this exciting event. More information will be available in spring 2020.


For more information please contact Tiffany Bardwell at [email protected].

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 Justin Batten, Editor-In-Chief at [email protected]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 http://nysbar.com/blogs/eit/


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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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