About the Fellows of the Young Lawyers Division
Almost from the foundation of YLD, there has been a concern about how to maintain the friendships established by membership in the organization which is brief, lasting perhaps 8 – 10 years for the typical member. In response, in 1977 the YLD created the Fellows of the Young Lawyers Division to provide those who have aged out of the YLD a means to continue their activities with friends they have made during their years in the Division.
The Fellows contribute to YLD’s objectives and help mentor young lawyers in the activities of the Association. They offer members a host of activities and services, especially the annual YLD Fellows Debate at the ABA Midyear Meeting and the annual Fellows Gala at each ABA Annual Meeting, for an evening of intermingling among former and current YLD members. The Gala also provides an opportunity to recognize individuals who have shown a devotion to the public service and pro bono principles of the YLD with the awarding of the YLD Fellows Award.
The bylaws of the Fellows are available here.