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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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Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Successful (and Not So Successful) Mentoring Program

By Victoria Calhoon – August 16, 2017 | Mentoring programs are practically commonplace in large companies and law firms, though as many attorneys are aware, they are not always a success.

Younger lawyers are most at risk for substance abuse and mental health problems, a new study reports

By James Podgers – February 7, 2016 | A new study released just prior to the 2016 ABA Midyear Meeting in San Diego rejects the prevailing wisdom about substance abuse and mental health problems in the U.S. legal profession on two key points.

5 Billing Tips for Young Lawyers

By Michael S. LeBoff – October 27, 2017 | Five easy tips to better streamline the billing process for young litigators.

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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