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

    • Pro Bono in Your PJ's! is a website where members of the public can go to post basic legal questions that attorneys can answer for free. This online pro bono legal service is available for use by any New Yorker who qualifies, based on income, and any attorney in good standing in the state of New York who chooses to participate. allows you to do pro bono work from any location for any length of time. You can even do pro bono in your PJs.

      Participation in this project will be covered by malpractice insurance provided by the American Bar Association, and will be monitored by NYSBA staff members in the Pro Bono Service Department.

      CLICK HERE to find out more information.

    • YLS District 10 Comedy Night at the Governor's Comedy Club

      Join the Fun!  
      Comedy Night at the Governor's Comedy Club in Levittown, NY.

      YLS District 10 Comedy Night Governor's Comedy Club

      Register HERE!

      For more information, contact Alex Englander at or 518.487.5578 

    • 2016 Young Lawyers Section Fall Meeting

      2016 Fall Meeting

      Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1, 2016

      1 ELK STREET
      ALBANY, NEW YORK 12207


      Friday, September 30, 2016

      3:00 p.m. Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee Meeting - Peck Room
      All attendees are welcome to attend.

      If you are interested in getting more involved in the Young Lawyers Section, please contact Megan O’Toole at

      5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tour of the Court of Appeals NYSBA HQ
      Meet on NYSBA’s front steps to walk over as a group

      7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception The Albany Pump Station
      9 Quackenbush Square

      Saturday, October 1, 2016

      The following program is designed to provide young attorneys with skills to help in their everyday practice and long-term career development.

      8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast - Great Hall

      9:00 – 9:50 What Makes Lawyers Happy: How to maintain your sanity while practicing law.
      Daniella E. Keller, Esq.
      Rowlands & LeBrou, PLLC
      Latham, NY

      10:00 – 10:50 Social Media Ethics: Like but don’t poke… Look but don’t friend.
      Michael L. Fox, Esq.
      Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC
      Newburgh, NY

      10:50 – 11:10 Coffee Break

      11:10 – 12:00 pm What’s Brewing? Representing Craft Breweries in NYS.
      Gina M. McCreadie, Esq.
      Nixon Peabody LLP
      Boston, MA

      12:10 – 1:00 Finding your Niche’: Practice what you love and love what you practice.
      Richard D. Collins, Esq.
      Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC
      Mineola, NY 

      CLICK HERE to see the entire program brochure with registration and hotel information.

      To register for the 2016 Young Lawyers Section Fall Program, CLICK HERE!

  • Electronically
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    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.


    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 tymiddleton@gmail.comElectronically 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

    YLS District 10 Comedy Night at the Governor's Comedy Club

    Join the Fun!  
    Comedy Night at the Governor's Comedy Club in Levittown, NY.

    YLS District 10 Comedy Night Governor's Comedy Club

    Register HERE!

    For more information, contact Alex Englander at or 518.487.5578 

  • 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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