Young Lawyers Section

  • Pathway to the Profession Book
    PATHWAY TO THE PROFESSION: FROM LAW SCHOOL TO LAWYER This new book, designed to assist new attorneys as they enter the profession, is free to all students and newly-admitted attorneys! Visit www.nysba.org/pathwaybookyls.
  • Young Lawyers Trial Academy 2018
    Register Today for the Trial Academy: April 4 - 8, 2018 at Cornell
  • 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 srgrandison@gmail.com no later than the 28th of the month.


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

      http://nysbar.com/blogs/EIT/

    • Upcoming Young Lawyers Section Events and Programs

      2018 

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

      January 25 & 26, 2018 - Young Lawyers Section Leadership Academy, NYSBA's Annual Meeting 2018:  New York, NY

      April 4 thur 9, 2018 - 9th Annual Trial Academy:  Cornell University School of Law; Ithaca, NY

    • January 23, 2018: Evening at Thurgood Marshall with the Second Circuit

      Foley Square

      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 for the Stanley H. Fuld Award to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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

      Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

      Tuesday, January 23, 2018
      5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse
      50 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: Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org

    • Trial Academy: April 4 - April 8, 2018

      New York State Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Trial Academy

      WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 - SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018
      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. 

      Registration for 2018 now open!

      Scholarships to the 2018 Trial Academy are sponsored by some NYSBA Sections. Apply for a Scholarship.

      The program for the 2018 Trial Academy is not yet available. View the 2017 program here.  

      Frequently asked questions about the Trial Academy

      Remember, seats are limited and the Trial Academy always sells out.

      Young Lawyers Section Member registration fee: $850 (NYSBA Membership required)
      NYSBA member registration fee: $900
      Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000

      Under New York's MCLE rule, this program qualifies for up to 37.5 MCLE credit hours, consisting of 2.0 credit hours in Ethics and 35.5 credit hours in Practical Skills. 

      FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION TRIAL ACADEMY, PLEASE CONTACT MEGAN O'TOOLE AT MOTOOLE@NYSBA.ORG

  • 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 srgrandison@gmail.com. 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/

  • Perspective Newsletter


    VIEW THE LATEST PERSPECTIVE

    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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  • Young Lawyers Section Bylaws
    YLS Bylaws 2012.pdf