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101 Programming
  
      
  
Mastering the Basics teleconferences held monthly
  
 
The Young Lawyer Forum Newsletter . Published 2-3 times annually.  No set publication date.
Business Law Basics programs at the Institute for the Young Business Lawyer held in Spring and at the ABA Annual Meeting.   Also a Young Lawyer Forum event each year in conjunction with the section spring meeting.
Section Fellowship Program - application deadline July
 
$45 for attorneys
Free for law students

Newsletters/Publications: Communications Lawyer newsletter provides articles of interest to new lawyers (published 3-4 times per year). Women in Communications Law newsletter provides advice to young lawyers

Training & Development Committee hosts a one-day Media Advocacy Workshop for young lawyers to get on-the-spot training and feedback from deans of the media bar during the Forum’s annual conference. Forum offers several full-ride scholarships for law students to the Forum’s annual meetingFirst Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition open to law students
      
  
Introductory and intermediate courses in partnership with ABA entities.
  
  
 
2009 William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition (for law students) - deadline is end of April.
The National Trial Advocacy Competition (for law schools) - held early April.
 
   
Young lawyer programming tracks at the section's spring conference.
  
   
101 and 202 programs.
  
      
   Contributes Articles to YLD 101 Practice Series

Basics of Family Law teleseminar (6 teleseminars to teach the beginner about the practice of Family Law)

  
   
Fundamentals of Franchising.
Mentoring through Friends of the Forum Program.
 
      
Free First Year Membership 
New Lawyer E-Newsletter .  Published 4 times annually (Feb., April, Sept., Nov.)
Contributes articles to YLD 101 Practice Series
Nuts and bolts programs for new practitioners.
Division Fellowship Program - application deadline end of April 
 
   
Health Law Fundamentals teleconferences.
  
      
  
Practical Tips programming produced throughout the year for young lawyers and those new to  IP law.
Section Fellowship Program - application deadline early June
 
  
Pathways to Employment in International Law program for new lawyers to meet with experienced practitioners and explore opportunities for employment in international law.  
  
   
The Lawyers Conference - a forum for young attorneys to interact with members of the judiciary.
  
Young Lawyer Resources   Contributes Articles to YLD 101 Practice Series 
Basics Programming (In-person and distance learning).
Fellowship Program - application deadline end of August
 
Young Lawyers in National Security Law 
 
National Security Law Report includes career advice and other topics of interest to young lawyers.
Quarterly programs specifically for young lawyers organized by young lawyers.  Programming has included national security law careers in nontraditional settings.
Internships and mentoring through alumni group
 
Young Lawyer Resource Center  
 
 
Section Leadership Mentoring Program - application deadline late May/early June 
 
  
   
Contribute articles to YLD 101 Practice Series
   
     
The Bert W. Levit Essay Contest - submission deadline February
      
Discount conference costs for young lawyers 
Each committee newsletter/journal includes a YL feature article. The monthly e-publication Litigation Update includes a Second Chair feature. Written for associates, Second Chair helps new lawyers make the move from second chair to first chair by strengthening their lawyering and law practice management skills. Get advice on navigating the treacherous waters of office politics in Sidebar, published each month .
Litigation Institute for Trial Training conference  teaches core trial skills to young lawyers such as Opening Statements, Examination of Witnesses, Jury Selection, Direct and Cross Examination, Closing Arguments, and Building Themes. 
Section Young Lawyer Leadership Program - application deadline May. Judicial Intern Opportunity Program - application deadline early January
 
 
Free First Year Membership (new bar admittees only)
    
    
Mentor program for young lawyers, law students, and prospective law students with disabilities. If you're a young lawyer with a disability you can participate in our Mentor Program as a mentee, mentor, or both. 
 
   
Equal Justice Conference (annual) includes young lawyer programming.
  
 
 
 
 
Young Lawyers Committee
   

Scholarship for lawyers who are underrepresented in the Section, with a particular focus on lawyers of color, young lawyers, and federal, state, and local government lawyers.  Application deadline early June

ABA/PCLJ Annual Writing Competition - submission deadline early September
      
      
Young Lawyer Center      
Discounted Meetings rates
 
Young Lawyers Institute at the RPPT Spring Symposia.  Also, Young Lawyers Network programming, networking receptions, and Dine-A-Rounds at Spring and Joint Fall meetings.  
Section Fellowship Program - application deadline June
 
 
Section of Science & Technology Law Young Lawyers List serve, Profiles Book, and Contributes to YLD 101 Practice Series
 
Co-sponsored program with YLD at 2008 Midyear Meeting on Work /Life Balance in LA Courts
 
  
      
Young Lawyer Resources      
Jefferson Fordham Award - application deadline April
Free meeting registration for first-time attendees and local law firm associates.
 
Programming tracks for young lawyers at section meetings
Section Fellowship Program - application deadline early November. Nolan Fellowship Awards. Law Student Tax Challenge (LLMs can participate)
 
Nolan Fellowship Award 
   
Section Fellowship Program - application deadline mid-February
TIPS NOW! Fellows   
   
Women in Law Leadership Academy (annual) is targeted to young lawyers.
  
Free Membership
The Young Lawyer (monthly newsletter), The Affiliate and The e-Affiliate (bi-monthly),  and the 101 Practice Series (online articles), and book.
Introductory and intermediate courses and leadership development programming at the Spring and Fall Conferences and the ABA Midyear and Annual Meetings. 
Division Scholarship program - application deadline early June
Child Advocacy Award - application deadline April

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