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On behalf of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD), we welcome you to attend the ABA YLD Midyear Meeting in Dallas, Texas, from February 7 to 9, 2012, at the Hilton Anatole.
The 2013 Diversity Dialogue Breakfast will provide a space for young attorneys to discuss the intricacies of mentor relationships and related programs, their importance to professional development, and the issues young attorneys face with accessing and using those resources.
Although the Presidential Election is over, the need to educate and inspire the next generation of voters continues, and that is exactly what the American Voter project sets forth to achieve.
With the ABA YLD Midyear Meeting in Dallas, Texas, fast approaching, Affiliates all over the country are preparing for Assembly where their designated Delegates will be by the ABA YLD Clerk before Assembly for the purpose of voting on resolutions.
Affiliates continue to go above and beyond to serve their communities, lead their communities, serve their members, serve the profession, stay on top of the profession, and socialize.
Each year the ABA YLD awards a number of scholarships to encourage the participation of minority, solo/small firm, and government, private sector, and military service attorneys in the ABA Young Lawyers Division.
About the ABA YLD Scholars Program
With the downturn in the economy forcing thousands of lawyers out of jobs and making it difficult for many new and established lawyers to find employment, the ABA YLD implemented the Career Development Initiative as its Member Service Project for the 2011–2012 bar year.
The Disaster Legal Services (DLS) program has been building partnerships since it began serving disaster survivors in the early 1970s. The most recent and innovative partnership that DLS has developed is unique, because it is with an academic institution—the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing and fellow student Michael Hardy.
The Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (CBA YLS) is the largest section within the CBA and has earned a reputation for being an outstanding Affiliate within the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. This past year, the ABA YLD awarded the CBA YLS three Awards of Achievement, and after speaking with ABA YLD District Representative Dana Hrelic, it appears that the CBA YLS is on pace for another great year.
Microvolunteering is sweeping the nation, and it is providing busy people with meaningful opportunities to get involved—without the long-term commitment.