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The 2011–2012 year’s ABA YLD member service project is the Career Development Initiative (CDI). Each month, the CDI team features a different topic about which young lawyers can educate themselves and use to grow their practices.
The ABA YLD’s National Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2011 is Omar J. Alaniz, a Senior Associate at Baker Botts L.L.P.’s Dallas office. Mr. Alaniz received the award formally during Assembly at the ABA YLD Midyear Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 4, 2012.
The 2012 ABA YLD Spring Conference will be held from May 3 to 5 in Nashville, Tennessee. Boasting a multitude of programs on important and relevant topics along with ample opportunity for fun, this year’s event promises to be memorable.
The 2012 ABA YLD Midyear Meeting brought attorneys from all over the world to New Orleans. Southern hospitality and good times reigned supreme. On the first day of the conference, attendees participated in programming and continuing legal education seminars before making their way through the French Quarter to Bourbon Street to celebrate at the Welcome Reception in The Old Absinthe House.
As the weather warms and spring break beckons, young lawyers can begin to take a step back and look at the many events that affiliates organized this winter. Young lawyers around the nation continue to make a difference while learning, giving, and having fun.
April 1, 2012 2012–2014 District and National Affiliate Representative Submission Deadline April 1, 2012 Awards of Achievement Nominations Process Opens
District 34 of the ABA YLD comprises the federal and military affiliates, including affiliates in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy. Each branch of the Armed Forces has one representative to the ABA YLD and the District 34 Representative acts as a liaison between the service representatives.
We all recognize that conferences offer valuable opportunities for young lawyers to network and find out what other affiliates are doing so that new, fresh ideas can be taken back to local bar associations.
For Jonathan Lomurro it’s all about friends. Lomurro, a trial attorney with the Freehold, New Jersey, firm of Lomurro, Davison, Eastman & Muñoz, P.A., is the Vice-Coordinator for the ABA YLD’s New Partner and In-House Counsel Conference.
Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Foursquare. Blogger and Wordpress—up to four blogs at last count. I think I have all my social media bases covered . . . .
North Carolina Senate Bill 254—which would have permitted non-attorneys to own up to 49% of the shares in a law firm’s professional corporation—was introduced to the North Carolina Senate during the North Carolina General Assembly’s long session on March 9, 2011.
For individuals who have not grown up knowing many lawyers, the images of lawyers arguing cases before judges and juries on television shows and in movies creates an indelible impression about what it means to be a lawyer.
Each year, Law Day brings with it exciting new challenges and activities designed to educate students and the public about our country’s legal system through the chosen annual theme.
As leaders of the ABA YLD and its Affiliates, we are all familiar with the Division’s flagship public service project, Disaster Legal Services (DLS). DLS is a collaboration between the ABA YLD and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide pro bono legal services to disaster survivors.