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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


      August 9, 2017 - District 10, Super-Sized Networking Event; Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY.

      August 20, 2017 - District 8, Baseball and the Bar, Social and networking event.  Buffalo Bison's vs. Gwinnett Braves

      August 23, 2017 - Districts 3 & 4, Day at the Races; Saratoga Race Track, networking and social event

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


      Janjuary 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!

      Coming soon to Syracuse University College of Law!
      October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017 

      This 3-day intensive workshop is geared toward those who have completed the YLS Trial Academy and are interested in learning more about the trial process. 

      Over the course of the weekend, participants will be taken through a full trial; from Voir Dire to Closing Statements; including Fact Witness and Expert Witness Testimony.

      Participants will sign up for either a civil or a criminal trial; there will be no switching between fact patterns and participants will be assigned to either the Plaintiff/Defendant or Prosecutor/Defendant. The purpose of this program is to gain individual experience during the course of a trial.  To ensure this is a one-on-one setting, approximately 30 candidates will be accepted into this program.  

      Registration fee:  $600.00

      Sample Schedule (subject to changes):

      Friday, October 27. 2017 - 
      • Welcome - Program Overview
      • Lecture - Trial Strategies/Case Analysis
      • How to take your practice to the next level
      • Lecture - Expert Witnesses
      • Lecture - Hostile Witnesses
      • Breakout groups - Strategic planning and evidence introduction
      Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 
      • Voir Dire (time limited)
      • Opening arguments
      • Direct/Cross Fact Witness 1
      • Direct/Cross Expert Witness 1
      Sunday, October 29, 2017
      • Direct/Cross Fact Witness 2
      • Direct/Cross Expert Witness 2
      • Closing Arguments

      The ADVANCED Trial Academy is open to any attorney who has completed the YLS 5-day Trial Academy over the past 8 years and who would like to improve their skills in a more intimate setting.  Each attendee will be provided one-on-one feedback on trial techniques.  


      If you would like to pre-register to secure your seat for the ADVANCED Trial Academy, or have any questions, please contact Megan O'Toole at

    • August 23, 2017: A Day at the Races - Saratoga, NY

      New York State Bar Association 

      Young Lawyers Section
      Corporate Counsel Section
      Elder Law and Special Needs Law Section
      Trusts and Estates Law Section
      Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law (TICL) Section
      Real Property Law Section

      Albany County BarAlbany County Bar Association

      Saratoga Racetrack


      Seating at Top of the Stretch
      NYSBA and ACBA featured race #2

      The New York State and Albany County Bar Association's Midsummer Classic

      Wednesday, August 23, 2017
      Post Time 1:00 PM
      Saratoga Race Course
      267 Union Ave. 
      Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

      $100.00 - Limited VIP Tickets!  Includes track entry, seating at Top of the Stretch, food, drink, a trip to the Winner's Circle after 2nd race to have pictures taken with winning horse and jockey.
      $50.00 - Limited availability, includes track entry, seating at Top of the Stretch, food, and drink.

      Register HERE!

      For more information about this event, contact Alex Englander at


      Real Estate Closings A to Z:  Contract Review to Post Closing

      Wednesday, August 23, 2017
      9:30 am – 11:15 am

      Office of Court Administration, 4th Judicial District
      65 South Broadway (in the Washington Baths building)
      Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

      This CLE is free for NYSBA members only. 

      Non-members and government attorneys:  $50

      For Public Officials: The New York State Bar Association is registered with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics pursuant to the Lobbying Act to engage in lobbying activities. Consequently, public officials cannot accept certain benefits from the Association. Further information can be obtained by contacting an official’s agency ethics officer or the Association at (518) 463-3200.

      For more information about this program, contact Amy Jasiewicz at

    • August 20, 2017: Baseball and the Bar - Buffalo, NY

      New York State Bar Association | Young Lawyers Section, District 8 | Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section

      Baseball and the Bar - An Afternoon of Fun, Food, and BASEBALL!

      SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
      FIRST PITCH - 1:05PM

      BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14203

      Cost - $25.00 per person (includes ticket, food, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) 

      Enjoy Sunday Funday with food, drinks, and Baseball! 

      Hangout with colleagues and friends; eat, drink and make new connections!

      Buffalo Bison's pic 2VS.         Gwinnet Braves - Pic

      Tickets are limited and can be picked up at WILL CALL

      Register TODAY!

      Special thanks to our sponsors:

      Phillips Lytle     Bar Association of Erie County   

        Counsel Press  Minority Bar Association of Western New York

  • 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