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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


      October 27- 29, 2017 - NEW!  Advanced Trial Academy, Syracuse University College of Law - Syracuse, NY.  Registration is now OPEN


      January 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

      Registration is now OPEN!

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

      October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017 

      Registration fee:  $600.00 (includes continental breakfast, breaks and lunch each day)

      Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY 
      950 Irving Street 
      Syracuse, NY 13244


      The Advanced Trial Academy builds off our widely popular and successful Trial Academy held each spring. This 3-day intensive workshop is geared toward those who have completed the Young Lawyer Section (YLS) Trial Academy, or have equivalent trial experience, and are interested in learning more about the trial process in a more intimate experience. Participants will sign up for either a civil or a criminal trial; there will be no switching between fact patterns as participants will be assigned to the Plaintiff/Defendant or Prosecutor/Defendant. To ensure this a one-on-one setting approximately 35 candidates will be accepted into this program. 
      • Work with your small group Team Leader to learn critical trial skills
      • Advanced lectures given by distinguished trial attorneys and judges
      • Benefit from one-on-one critiques of your performance
      • Gain mentors for your professional life, and become part of the invaluable Advanced Trial Academy community

      Friday, October 27, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM
      8:00 AM Daily registration and CLE check-in/Continental Breakfast

      • Welcome – Program Overview
      • Lecture – Trial Strategy
      • Lecture – Expert Witnesses
      • Lecture – Evidence
      • Lecture – Cross Examination
      • Breakout groups – strategic planning and evidence introduction

      Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
      8:30 AM Daily registration CLE check-in/Continental Breakfast

      • Voir Dire (time limited)
      • Opening arguments
      • Direct/Cross Fact Witness 1
      • Direct/Cross Expert Witness 1

      Sunday, October 29, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:20 PM
      8:30 AM Daily registration CLE check-in/Continental Breakfast

      • Direct/Cross Fact Witness 2 
      • Direct/Cross Expert Witness 2
      • Closing Arguments

      Register Here 

      Hotel Information 

      Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. A limited number of rooms will be available at the Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 East Genesee Street, Syracuse. There are two ways to book rooms at the Genesee Grande Hotel:

      Via room Block portal:

      Alternatively, guests may call and book directly by using the following instructions:
      Please call the hotel direct at 315-476-4212 and ask for the "NYSBA Trial Academy Room Block" in order to receive the discounted rate.


      If you have any questions, please contact Megan O'Toole at

      This program is generously sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section and the Syracuse University College of Law.

    • September 28, 2017: District 10 Brewery Tour

      Young Lawyers Section District 10 and New York State Society of CPA's

      Take an afternoon off and relax as a luxury coach takes you on a tour of several of best breweries in the area.  
      A great mid-week work escape and fantastic way to socialize and network with colleagues. 

      Join us as we visit 3 of the areas best breweries:

      Long Island City Beer Project 
      Greenpoint Beer & Ale 
      Kings County Brewers Collective


      2 Pick-up locations on Long Island:

      Melville - LIE Exit 49 Park and Ride
      Garden City - TBD

      Register TODAY - Limited Seating
      Registration deadline September 25, 2017

      Sponsored by:




  • 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