Sections & Committees

Young Lawyers Section

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 Justin Batten, Editor-In-Chief at [email protected] . 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/

Young Lawyers Section Diversity Committee presents:

Diversity in the Law: Challenges and Opportunities for Minorities

Thursday, November 21
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Linklaters LLP, 1345 Avenue of the Americas, New York 10105

This event is complimentary for attorneys and their guests.
Registration is required

 

Schedule of Events:
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Registration and Reception
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion

Speakers:
Natalya G. Johnson, Esq. | Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP | President, Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network | Co-founder, The Advancement Initiative
Emmanuel H. Arnaud, Esq. | Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP
Njeri S. Chasseau, Esq. | Counsel, Showtime Networks Inc. 
Russell Franklin, Esq. | Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP | Faculty Member, Black Biglaw Pipeline Initiative
Phillip Lee, Esq. | Counsel, Linklaters LLP

REGISTER ONLINE

Or call the NYSBA Resource Center at: 1-800-582-2452

 

Registration deadline: November 18

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Questions? Please contact Amy Jasiewicz at: [email protected]

 

Nandy Millette, Esq.
Diversity Committee Chair

Lauren Sharkey, Esq.
Section Chair



2020-21 Executive Board Nominations

Young Lawyers Section Call for Nominations for 2020-2021

The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) is now accepting nominations for its 2020-2021 Executive Committee. We invite you to put forth an application for a position on the YLS Executive Committee for 2020—2021 (see link to Nomination Form below).

The YLS Executive Committee is comprised of four (4) officers of the Section; one (1) representative and one (1) alternate representative member from each judicial district of New York State; four (4) YLS delegates and (1) YLS alternate delegate to the New York State Bar Association's House of Delegates; one (1) YLS delegate from the New York State Bar Association to the American Bar Association's House of Delegates; all chairpersons of the standing committees of the YLS; all liaisons from the YLS to other sections, divisions or committees of the New York State Bar Association; and the Editors of Perspective and Electronically-In-Touch.

Please note that the following positions are not open to nominations due to the requirements of the Section’s bylaws: Chair, Chair-Elect, Treasurer and House of Delegates – YLS Delegates. The current officers rotate through those positions. The officer positions that are open for nominations include secretary and House of Delegates – YLS Alternate Delegate. Please see the full list of positions.

It is preferred, but not required that these positions are filled by a member who has previously served in a position on the YLS Executive Committee and is familiar with the Section. As a leader, you will have opportunities to network on a larger scale with the YLS membership, and other Section and Association leaders who are regarded as top experts in their practice areas. You may assist in organizing district programs and events or section-wide initiatives, such as the annual Trial Academy. Most of all, you will serve with a talented group of young attorneys from around the state who help make the transition from law school to practice an easier one for young and newly-admitted attorneys. You will help by enhancing and developing career, professional, and leadership skills; providing opportunities for mentoring and networking with peers and seasoned practitioners; and serving as a champion in the facilitation and resolution of issues common to our membership.


Please consider whether you will still qualify for YLS membership, which is available to those admitted to practice 10 years or less. If you would like to serve in any position on the Executive Committee, remember to renew your NYSBA and YLS dues for 2020.

Whether you currently serve in a leadership capacity and would like to continue your service, or are a Section member who would like to be considered for a position on the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee for 2020—2021, I invite you to submit a Nomination Form expressing your interest.

If you would like to be considered for one of the elected officer positions (Secretary or Alternate Delegate to the House of Delegates), we ask that you submit a one or two (1-2) paragraph statement, indicating the position you are seeking and your reasons for seeking such position, along with your Nomination Form.

Nomination Forms should be emailed to:
Brandon L. Wolff, Esq.
YLS Nominating Committee Chair
[email protected]

Deadline for Submission: Monday, November 25, 2019
Nomination Forms will be reviewed by the YLS Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will then prepare and vote upon the slate of Nominations. The slate will be presented to the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee for presentation and a vote at the Annual YLS Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

On behalf of the Young Lawyers Section, we would like to encourage you to take advantage of the leadership opportunities available by serving on the YLS Executive Committee.  We look forward to working with you in 2020!

Sincerely,   Lauren Sharkey, Esq.
Chair
Young Lawyers Section


Holiday Mixer and Toys for Tot Drive

Join the Young Lawyers Section and our co-sponsors to celebrate the holidays and support Toys for Tots! Meet in downtown Albany after work to network with other local attorneys and share some holiday cheer. 

Thursday, December 5
6 pm – 8 pm

No-Ware Pint and Plate (former Vintage House)
897 Broadway, Albany

518Noware.com

The event is complimentary.

VIEW FLYER HERE

We ask that attendees bring one unwrapped toy per person to donate to Toys for Tots.
Co-Sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, the Real Property Law Section and the Albany County Bar Association. 
Appetizers and one drink ticket per person


Please RSVP by December 2, 2019

REGISTER ONLINE

or call NYSBA Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452


BRIDGING THE GAP - DECEMBER 16 & 17, 2019

The New York State Bar Association is pleased to offer newly admitted attorneys a two-day Bridging the Gap CLE program. Transitional courses are designed to help newly admitted attorneys develop a foundation in the practical skills, techniques and procedures that are essential to the practice of law.

The Bridging the Gap continuing legal education program offers 16.0 total credits. Newly admitted attorneys can satisfy all of their annual MCLE requirements by attending this two-day program which is ideal for “bridging the gap” between law school and the realities of practicing law in New York State. Experienced attorneys who have an interest in other areas of practice can also attend and benefit from this program by learning practical information from skilled and experienced practitioners.

Newly admitted attorneys must complete at least 16 transitional CLE credit hours in each of the first two years of admission to the Bar. The first set of 16 transitional CLE credit hours must be completed by the first anniversary of admission to the Bar, in the designated categories of credit. The second set of 16 transitional CLE credit hours must be completed between the first and second anniversaries. To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings, or through attendance at fully interactive video conference locations that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.


REGISTER NOW

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Convene Conference Center
810 Seventh Avenue (Between 52nd & 53rd Streets)
New York, NY 10019

16.0 MCLE Credits
7.0 Areas of Professional Practice | 6.0 Skills  | 3.0 Ethics
This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey. If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

$295 Special Rate for Newly Admitted Attorneys & Young Lawyers Section Members
NYSBA Members - $495 | Non-Members - $795


If you have any questions about this program, please contact Katherine Suchocki, Esq. Director of Continuing Legal Education, Patrick Boland, CLE Program Manager or Leanne Isabelle, CLE Program Coordinator.

REGISTER NOW


YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION MEETING

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
8:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Clinton, 2nd Floor
#nysba20

Register for the 2020 Annual Meeting Here or Download the Registration Form Here.
 

INFO COMING SOON!


New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy

Saturday March 28 -April 1, 2020
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. 

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Click here for the 2019 Trial Academy program agenda. The 2020 agenda and faculty will be very similar to 2019.

Frequently asked questions about the Trial Academy

Please note: Seats are limited and the Trial Academy sells out each year.

Young Lawyers Section Member registration fee: $950 (NYSBA Membership required)
NYSBA member registration fee: $1,000
Non-NYSBA member registration fee: $1,100

REGISTER NOW

Now accepting scholarship applications. Scholarship applications and resumes are due 2/1/2020 to Amy Jasiewicz at: [email protected]

Scholarship application form (fillable PDF).

The following Sections are offering scholarships:

Business Law Section
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
Young Lawyers Section


Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of up to 37.5 MCLE credit hours, consisting of 2.0 credit hours in ETHICS and 35.5 credit hours in SKILLS. This program is transitional and therefore suitable for newly admitted attorneys. This program is accredited for MCLE credit in New York State only. Attorneys seeking credit in other jurisdictions may contact the governing body for CLE in their respective locations for credit application details. 




2021 SUPREME COURT ADMISSIONS PROGRAM - SAVE THE DATE!

The Young Lawyers Section is proud to sponsor the 2021 admissions program to the United States Supreme Court. You do not need to be a member of the Young Lawyers Section to participate.

The ceremony for admission to the United States Supreme Court is scheduled for Monday, May 3, 2021. Our last Supreme Court admissions program was well-received and filled up very quickly. Save the date for this exciting event. More information will be available in spring 2020.


For more information please contact Tiffany Bardwell at [email protected].

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 Justin Batten, Editor-In-Chief at [email protected]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/


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