Michael Bergmann will assume the role of Chair of the ABA YLD at the ABA Annual Meeting, which will take place from August 4–6, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. He brings to the position years of experience and leadership within the ABA YLD and, as a public interest lawyer, a strong commitment to community service.
Incoming ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III is focused on calling attention to the budget crisis affecting America’s courts and the resulting threat to access to justice.
This year, the ABA YLD challenged students across the country to produce three-minute, YouTube-style videos on the topic of this year’s Law Day theme, The Legacy of John Adams, from Boston to Guantanamo, in celebration of Law Day 2011.
Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted the 2011 ABA YLD Spring Conference from May 12 to14.
An Affiliate’s success depends on the quality and number of programs it implements in any given year, but as an Affiliate leader, your immediate task is not to ensure the “success of the Affiliate” in the abstract.
On February 12, 2011, Jessica J. King received special recognition from the ABA YLD as an outstanding young lawyer.
The North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division has found a way to conduct new public service outreach and avoid many public service project problems—by going “to the cloud.”
Affiliates are looking forward to summer with member service projects, public service activities, a variety of sports programs, and are working to welcome law students into the profession.
The National Celebration of Pro Bono Week officially takes place during the last week of October each year, with events all over the country.
Amanda Arnold Sansone was a finalist for the 2010–2011 National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.
The Affiliate Showcase during the ABA YLD Spring Conference in Las Vegas featured outstanding public service projects and member service initiatives from affiliated young lawyer organizations both in the United States and abroad.
As I worked closely with groups to mobilize volunteers to distribute food, remove debris, and provide critical services to victims, I contemplated how I could use my own professional skills to assist my community: “In times like these, what do lawyers do?”