Young Lawyers Section

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    Trial Academy 2015: Cornell Law School March 29 - April 2, 2015
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    Young Lawyers Section Fall Meeting - November 6, 2015
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    Supreme Court Admissions Program - June 12-13, 2016 Save the Date! Pre-Registration details will be available this summer.
  • Upcoming Events
    • Mergers Committee meeting April 1 -- all are welcome!

      Antitrust Section Mergers Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8:30-10am 
      Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
      51 W 52nd St., New York, NY

      The Mergers Committee is excited to present a retrospective analysis of the Zillow/Trulia merger, which combined the operators of the two largest websites for residential real estate.  The sites sell advertising space to agents looking to attract buyers and sellers of homes.  The FTC closed its 6-month investigation after finding that, although Zillow and Trulia competed closely against one another, there are numerous other competitors in this market and the merger was not likely to lessen competition.  This transaction is of particular interest to antitrust practitioners because of its structural combination and the impact of e-commerce, which resulted in a closing statement by three FTC Commissioners.  Zillow’s lead attorney, Beau Buffier (co-head of Shearman & Sterling’s antitrust practice) and lead economist, Graeme Hunter (NERA) will share with us their insights and strategies in successfully navigating this merger through the FTC.  Please join us for this free program!  

      Please RSVP to Tina Rothaupt at

    • 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 Kara Buonanno at or Tyear Middleton at no later than the 28th of the month.

      Kara J. Buonanno, Esq.
      Editor-in-Chief, Electronically In Touch 

      Tyear Middleton, Esq.
      Managing Editor, Electronically In Touch

    • Project Street Youth - Volunteers Needed

      Can you volunteer a few hours of your time to help Homeless Youth?

      Project Street Youth is a legal services clinic that serves homeless youth with

      • credit/consumer issues
      • public assistance/government benefits
      • tickets/warrants/minor criminal matters

      Participating is in no way limited to attorneys that have experience with the homeless or even with legal clinics. There is a role for anyone and everyone that wants to be involved, no matter your background or your time constraints!

      March 13, 2015
      Friends of Island Academy 
      127 West 127th Street, room 127
      New York, NY 
      12 pm - 5 pm

      Please contact Tyear Middleton at for more information or to volunteer.

      For more information about the Young Lawyers Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • Young Lawyers Section Fall Meeting 2015

      Save the Date!!

      Young Lawyers Section Fall Meeting
      November 6, 2015
      Bar Center
      One Elk Street
      Albany, NY 12207
      9 am - 1 pm
      Additional details will be available shortly.

      For more information about the Young Lawyers Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

  • 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 Kara Buonanno, Esq., Editor-In-Chief at and Tyear Middleton, Managing Editor 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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