In no small part because of the ABA Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Services program, survivors of Hurricane Sandy have been receiving pro bono legal advice through legal hotlines housed with YLD Affiliates and in face-to-face sessions held at FEMA disaster recovery centers.
Activities that connect young lawyers directly with people, places, or things need not be law-related. Instead, many young lawyers are finding that they can make the greatest difference, and find the most lasting rewards, through some good old-fashioned community service.
Sunshine and warm weather greeted young lawyers in Dallas, Texas, for CLE and network events, socializing, and the ABA YLD Assembly during the ABA YLD Midyear Meeting.
To facilitate the smooth transition from law school to a law practice, one Naples, Florida, lawyer recognized the need for a program to expose young lawyers to the substantive and practical aspects of the practice of law.
Affiliates around the country have been diligently serving their communities, their members, and the profession, implementing the ABA YLD’s Wills for Heroes program, and serving the legal community with educational opportunities and creative networking initiatives.
During Assembly at the 2013 Midyear Meeting in Dallas, Texas, the ABA YLD announced Clark C. Walton as the National Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2012.
Roula Allouch and her family are Kentucky Wildcats through and through. In fact, all of her siblings, two brothers and three sisters, are Wildcat graduates from one program or another. Although Roula initially seemed shocked that she had been chosen as an Affiliate leader to be spotlighted, it is apparent that this Kentucky born and raised leader has set herself apart through her dedication and commitment to her community and the bar.
“Protejase! Luche Contra el Fraud” (“Protect Yourself! Fight Against Fraud”) is a Spanish-language public service campaign launched by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) in 2009 and supported by a generous grant from the Texas Bar Foundation, aimed at educating the Spanish-speaking community about various consumer fraud issues.
The Utah Young Lawyers Division stands strong with approximately 2,100 members from across the state and prides itself on being one of the most active organizations within the Utah State Bar.
Affiliate leaders often find themselves without a home after years of involvement with the ABA YLD, but through the ABA YLD “Section Connect” program, the Division seeks to assist its members with this transition.
Realizing the problems of lack of law enforcement and a lack of faith in justice for victims through the judicial process on reservations located within the boundaries of North Dakota, the North Dakota U.S. Attorney, Tim Purdon, reached out to attorneys across the state and asked them to make a positive impact on the four reservations located within North Dakota.
If your Affiliate is waiting for law students to graduate and become licensed before recruiting them for membership, then I would suggest that you are three years late to the dance.