Young Lawyers Section

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    Young Lawyers Section Fall Meeting - November 6, 2015
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    • 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

    • April 30, 2015 Spring Fling


      Please join us for a cocktail party for Antitrust Attorneys to Celebrate the New Season

      Presented by the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section and Young Lawyers Section

      Thursday, April 30, 2015
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Bookmarks (Rooftop Terrace)
      299 Madison Avenue, 14th Floor
      New York, NY
      (Library Hotel @ 41st Street)


      Come network with old friends and colleagues and meet new ones from law firms, academia and enforcement agencies!
      To RSVP for this complimentary event, please email Tina Rothaupt at

      To view flyer, please click here

    • April 30: 7th District Membership Reception in Rochester

      Please join the Real Property Law Section and Young Lawyers Section of the NYSBA for a night of networking at the: 

      7th District Real Property and Young Lawyers Section
      Membership Reception

      Thursday, April 30, 2015 
      5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

      The Commonwealth Pub
      363 East Ave
      Rochester, NY 14604

      Spring has finally arrived and here’s an opportunity to mix and mingle with other attorneys in your district. Take advantage of the networking opportunities your membership has to offer, and get a great rate on joining either the Young Lawyer Section or the Real Property Law Section. Beer, wine, beverages and food provided. Attorney of any age are invited to attend.

      For NYSBA members who attend the reception, you will receive 50 percent off membership dues to either the Young Lawyers Section (for those admitted 10 years or less--$20 dues for $10) or the Real Property Law Section ($40 dues for $20) for 2015. 

      There is no cost for attorneys to attend. (Public officials, see note below).

      RSVP is required. 
      Please contact Tina Rothaupt at or (518) 487-5669 to register. Please indicate if you would like to receive half off YLS or RPLS membership (NYSBA membership required).

      Bring a colleague and join us for an enjoyable evening of socializing with colleagues, discovering the benefits of section membership, and getting a great membership rate.

      Best Regards,

      Scott Sydelnik, Esq.
      RPLS 7th District Representative

      Erinn Prestidge, Esq.
      YLS 7th District Representative

      Note: Public Officials (as defined in the New York State Lobbying Act) will be required to pay the per person cost to attend, as NYSBA is registered with the NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics pursuant to the Lobbying Act to engage in lobbying activities. Consequently, public officials cannot accept certain benefits from NYSBA.

    • Young Lawyers Section Fall Meeting 2015

      Save the Date!!

      Young Lawyers Section Fall Meeting
      November 6, 2015
      Bar Center
      One Elk Street
      Albany, NY 12207
      9 am - 1 pm
      Additional details will be available shortly.

      For more information about the Young Lawyers Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell 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 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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