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Pulling ourselves together

In the wake of coronavirus, ABA YLD’s planned in-person Spring Conference became collateral damage. In-person events will resume in the months to come as circumstances allow, but until then we hope you will enjoy and find insight in the virtual programming we have put together for this 2020 Virtual Spring Conference.

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A Welcome from the President

ABA President Judy Perry Martinez recorded a special welcome message for the 2020 YLD Virtual Spring Conference. Watch it on the conference schedule page.

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June 16

YLD Spring Virtual Experience Kickoff

Join us for the official welcome to and overview of Virtual Spring Conference.

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Vulnerability as a Leadership Strength to Thrive During Tumultuous Times

Part of the recipe for stability and maintaining productivity during uncertain times is connection—leader to lawyer, peer to peer, attorney to client. Join this webinar to hear from attorneys about how they are navigating these tumultuous times and how leading with vulnerability is the best option for times of uncertainty and the new normal, whatever it looks like.

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A Cultural Competency Primer for the Young Lawyer

Get an overview of what cultural competency is, what implicit bias is, how it impacts the legal profession, and tips that you can begin implementing immediately to start working towards becoming culturally competent.

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June 17

T Visas for Human Trafficking Victims

Thousands of people are victims of human trafficking in the United States each year. T nonimmigrant status provides immigration protection to victims of trafficking. Learn how to identify cases, successfully complete visa applications, and interact with victims.

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Legal Tech in the Time of COVID-19: Innovation out of Necessity

Stay on trend with the latest innovations in tech and learn ways to advise your clients in the corporate, nonprofit, and government setting in order to mitigate risk and potential cybersecurity threat exposure levels.

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Title VII US Supreme Court Decision: A Discussion and Analysis

Last year, the US Supreme Court heard three cases that could remove current protections LGBTQ people have in the workplace. On Monday, the Court issued its opinion and affirmed non-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community. This webinar analyzes these landmark rulings, what it means for LGBTQ+ individuals, and what impact these decisions will have on other areas of law. Sponsored by the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

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Protecting Your Client's Intellectual Property: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

No matter what your practice area is, it's essential to understand the basics of intellectual property (IP) law, especially since IP is often among a company's or individual's most valuable assets.

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June 18

Courtroom, Client, & Career: Effective Writing Tips for All Young Lawyers

Today’s new attorneys are faced with many different types of legal writing challenges, some formal and some less so, but all important to a young lawyer’s career and professional image. This session gives helpful tips on brief and memo drafting, etiquette tips, and presenting yourself on your resume and social media.

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Being Heard: Presentation Skills for Attorneys

Do you need help with your presentations, in or out of the court? Public speaking is a skill that can be learned, just like any other skill. Faith Pincus, author of Being Heard: Presentation Skills for Attorneys, will consolidate the most helpful and effective tips of the trade for you to become a better public speaker.

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June 19

Leaders Building Leaders: Creating Your Best Bar Year

Join Bar leaders from across the country to hear about programs you can implement in your leadership year—from pro bono and diversity projects, to ways to move programming online in the COVID-19 era—this program showcases a double feature.

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2020 Spring Conference cancellation information

The decision was made to cancel the joint Young Lawyers Division and TIPS Section Conference scheduled to be held April 29- May 2, 2020 at the JW Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee.

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