Young Advocates

About the Committee

Mission

The Young Advocates Committee serves as a resource for young litigators in their respective practices and within the Section of Litigation. Its mission is to provide continuing education and discussion on issues affecting the profession, and younger litigators in particular, and assist in the development of practice skills; provide networking opportunities with other YAC and Section of Litigation members; and serve as a gateway to other Section of Litigation committees and opportunities, including promoting the involvement of diverse young lawyers who practice in a variety of settings. The YAC recognizes and celebrates the future of the profession and the Section of Litigation: the young litigator.


Message from the Chairs

Welcome! We are pleased to share our homepage with our members and our Committee. Our committee is meant to serve as a resource for newer litigators, with a particular focus on those just entering the profession. The transition from law school to practice can prove challenging, and our goal is to help meet that challenge by offering programming and content on topics relevant and critical to the early years of practice as a litigator.

Enthusiasm abounds as we plan our 2019–2020 bar year. We are excited and proud to share the high-quality programming found in our Roundtable discussions, Sound Advice podcasts, Practice Points, and our award-winning and critically acclaimed newsletter with our committee members and the bar at large. Our team of committee and subcommittee cochairs and vice chairs are determined to ensure that the programming resources we develop will exceed the expectations of our members.

None of our great programming is possible without our members, and we encourage every one of you to consider joining us in some capacity. Enjoy speaking? Help us plan and participate in a Roundtable discussion. Love to write? Think of a topic of interest to our members and submit an article for our newsletter. Prefer to network? Be sure to join us at the Section Annual Conference and/or our Regional CLE Program. No matter what your interest is, there is an opportunity to get more involved. Please reach out to one of us with your interests, and we will help you put your innovative ideas into motion.

If you are interested in becoming more involved, or simply want to keep up with our committee, we invite you to join our monthly calls, held on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Dial in: 1-866-292-2994
Conference Code: 3099201

Finally, if you have not done so already, please follow our committee on Twitter (@ABAYAC) and join the conversation there.

We wish you all the best for this bar year.

Andrew Atkins
Ava Conger
Traci Telemaque

Cochairs, Young Advocates Committee


Subcommittees

Our active subcommittees include:

  • Newsletter
  • Web Content
  • Roundtables
  • Regionals
  • Membership

» Download Subcommittee Leadership Roster | PDF


Committee Leadership

Cochairs
Andrew Atkins
Ava Conger
Traci Telemaque

Newsletter Subcommittee
Jane Gleaves
Demetrius Pyburn