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


      June 11, 2017 - Summer Executive Committee Meeting, part of the Supreme Court Admissions Program: Washington, D.C.

      October 27- 29, 2017 - NEW!  Advanced Trial Academy, Syracuse University College of Law - Syracuse, NY.  More information will be available soon regarding this brand new program.  


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

    • October 27 - 29, 2017: Advanced Trial Academy

      Save the Date!

      If you liked the YLS Trial Academy, then you'll LOVE Advanced Trial Academy!

      Coming soon to Syracuse University College of Law!
      October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017 

      This 3-day intensive workshop is geared toward those who have completed the YLS Trial Academy and are interested in learning more about the trial process. 

      Over the course of the weekend, participants will be taken through a full trial; from Voir Dire to Closing Statements; including Fact Witness and Expert Witness Testimony.

      Participants will sign up for either a civil or a criminal trial; there will be no switching between fact patterns and participants will be assigned to either the Plaintiff/Defendant or Prosecutor/Defendant. The purpose of this program is to gain individual experience during the course of a trial.  To ensure this is a one-on-one setting, approximately 30 candidates will be accepted into this program.  

      Registration fee:  $600.00

      Sample Schedule (subject to changes):

      Friday, October 27. 2017 - 
      • Welcome - Program Overview
      • Lecture - Trial Strategies/Case Analysis
      • How to take your practice to the next level
      • Lecture - Expert Witnesses
      • Lecture - Hostile Witnesses
      • Breakout groups - Strategic planning and evidence introduction
      Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 
      • Voir Dire (time limited)
      • Opening arguments
      • Direct/Cross Fact Witness 1
      • Direct/Cross Expert Witness 1
      Sunday, October 29, 2017
      • Direct/Cross Fact Witness 2
      • Direct/Cross Expert Witness 2
      • Closing Arguments

      The ADVANCED Trial Academy is open to any attorney who has completed the YLS 5-day Trial Academy over the past 8 years and who would like to improve their skills in a more intimate setting.  Each attendee will be provided one-on-one feedback on trial techniques.  

      If you would like to pre-register to secure your seat for the ADVANCED Trial Academy, or have any questions, please contact Megan O'Toole 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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    YLS Bylaws 2012.pdf