Young Advocates Committee

The Young Advocates Committee (YAC) serves as a resource for young litigators in their respective practices and within the Section. 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. YAC recognizes and celebrates the future of the profession and the Section: the young litigator.

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Articles

The Advantages of a Secondment: Forget Your FOMO

By Katja Garvey | Accepting a secondment offers an associate rare opportunities that shouldn’t be passed up.

It Takes a Village: A Young Lawyer’s Perspective on Mentoring

By Victoria Clark | Advice often given to lawyers—especially those who are young, female, or people of color—is to “find a mentor.” Finding the right mentor is touted as the solution to all problems. What should one do when one has found a mentor? Ask your mentor!

How Can Millennials Thrive in the Workplace?

By Ashley J. Heilprin | Senior colleagues can help younger employees integrate by understanding the environment in which they were raised.

Young Lawyer Leadership Program

The Young Lawyer Leadership Program (YLLP) provides opportunities for young lawyers to become actively involved in the Section's meetings, committees, and activities. YLLP representatives will become members of a Section committee or task force, engage in substantive work, and be paired with a mentor from the Section’s experienced leaders.

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Tips for Young Associates to Succeed at a Law Firm

This program offers tips to help a young associate succeed at a law firm. Specifically, the sound advice discusses the importance of: (1) knowing who you work for, (2) offering solutions to problems, and (3) communicating effectively.

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