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

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

    • April 20: General Practice/Young Lawyers Beer Tasting Networking Event

      General Practice Section and Young Lawyers Section Beer Tasting/Networking Event

      Beers from New York State

      April 20, 2017 (Thursday)
      6:00pm - 9:00pm

      Top Hops
      94 Orchard Street
      New York, NY  10002

      Join the General Practice and Young Lawyers Sections for a private event at Top Hops, with tasting stations staffed and poured by beer experts, food, and open taps throughout the evening.

      GP and YLS members:  $30
      Attorneys admitted 5 years or less:  $20 (includes law students)
      NYSBA member (non-Section member)*:   $50
      Non-member of NYSBA:   $75.00

      Register Online

      * Not a member of the General Practice or the Young Lawyers Section?  Why not join today to get the member rate on this event. Join online (GP | YLS or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.

      Guestions?  Email or Kathy Plog at

    • April 27, 2017 - I am the Least Prejudiced Person You Will Ever Meet and How I Got That Way

      You are cordially invited to a special Bench-Bar Event
      I am the Least Prejudiced Person You Will Ever Meet and How I Got That Way

      Join facilitator Pooja Kothari, Esq., Founder of Boundless Awareness, LLC and learn the skills necessary to combat implicit bias and effectuate change.


      Thursday, April 27, 2017
      5:30-7:30 p.m.

      Brooklyn Bar Association
      123 Remsen Street
      Brooklyn, New York

      Registration Fee:
      $25 attorneys; FREE: Judges/ law students

      MCLE Credits: 1.5
      Ethics and Professionalism; acceptable for newly admitted attorneys
      Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 21st, as space is limited. Light refreshments will be served

      To register:
      For assistance with online registration: 800-582-2452
      For more program information 518-487-5588

      Platinum Sponsor:
      The New York State Bar Association General Practice Section

      Gold Sponsors:
      The New York State Bar Association
      NYSBA Judicial Section
      NYSBA Torts, Insurance and Compensation Section
      NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section
      The Brooklyn Bar Association
      Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
      Defense Association of New York
      New York State Trial Lawyers Association
      Catholic Lawyers Guild of Brooklyn
      NYSBA Young Lawyers Section

    • May 3 2017: District 10 Cinco de Mayo Networking Event

      Young Lawyers Section District 10 | New York State Society of CPAs’ Nassau and Suffolk Chapter NextGen Committee | Risk Management Association Young Professionals Committee

      It’s time to celebrate Mexican-American culture with a Cinco de Mayo Networking Party.  

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      WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017 | 5:30 PM TO 8:30 PM
      920 OLD COUNTRY RD. 
      GARDEN CITY, NY 11530

      Cost:  $60.00
      Includes open bar and appetizers


      RSVP by:
      Monday, May 1, 2017

      Sponsored by:  
      Young Lawyers Section, NYSSCPA Nassau and Suffolk Chapter NextGen Committee and Risk Management Association Young Professionals Committee.

      Contact Alex Englander with any questions or for more information: or (518) 487-5578

    • May 13: Baseball and the Law

      A CLE at Yankee Stadium

      Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 11:30 AM to 12:45PM
      Yankees v. Houston Astros Game to Follow

      Yankee Stadium
      1 East 161st Street
      Bronx, NY

      YLS Member: $110.00
      NYSBA Member:  $125.00
      Nonmember:  $150.00

      Registration fee includes:
      CLE (1.5 hrs.), private box seats and food.


      The CLE will begin with a discussion of how baseball is a coherent legal system, with judges (umpires), an elaborate code of laws, precedents, and even common law.  It also allows for enormous judicial discretion.  Part of this discussion will focus on how baseball teaches Americans to respect the rule of law and live under a set of rules that are applied and interpreted by judges (umpires).  Then we will look at specific issues such as application of rules (think of a high strike zone or a low strike zone or the famous “pine tar” incident) ownership of baseball memorabilia (including the Barry Bonds baseball case), performance enhancement drugs, and the integration of baseball.  There will be lots of time for discussion, questions, and participation.     

      This CLE will be taught by Paul Finkelman, who is currently the John E. Murray Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Professor Finkelman was also the main expert witness for the plaintiff in Popov v. Hayashi -- the lawsuit over the ownership of Barry Bonds' 73rd home run ball.  He is the co-author of Baseball and the American Legal Mind which is now being published by the W.S. Hein Company (HeinOnline) and is also the author of more than 100 law review articles and 40 books.   Additionally, Professor Finkelman has been cited in four U.S. Supreme Court decisions.  

      Seating is Limited!  
      Registration Deadline is April 29, 2017

      Contact Alex Englander at

    • June 12, 2017: United States Supreme Court Admissions Program

      Supreme Court Admissions Program


      Monday, June 12, 2017

      The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the 2017 United States Supreme Court Admissions Program for members of the New York State Bar Association.  

      Every year the Young Lawyers Section accepts applications from 50 attorneys to gain admission to practice in front of the United States Supreme Court.  

      For more information, please contact Alex Englander at


    • 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

  • 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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