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The Young Lawyers Division’s First Gen Initiative aims to raise awareness, educate, and assist first-generation law students, law graduates, attorneys, and other legal professionals as they navigate through the legal profession. 

Our foundational pillars are:

  • To Bridge the Gap within the legal profession by fostering relationships, providing a community for our members to network comfortably, and creating outreach programs that create a sense of belonging.
  • To Break Down Barriers in the legal profession by encouraging transparency in the educational, professional, and financial realms that are often invisible to non-First Gen professionals; and
  • To Develop Resources in the legal profession by implementing policy, advocating on behalf of our members, and providing financial education that is not readily available to outsiders of the legal profession.