YLD 2021 - A Strategic Plan

Our Mission

The Young Lawyers Division is committed to enhancing the professional and personal development of new lawyers through educational, leadership, networking, advocacy and public service opportunities, with a dedication to diversity and inclusion in all of its efforts. 

Our Vision

A diverse, inclusive and service-oriented profession in which young lawyers and young lawyer organizations are equipped for professional and individual success.

Read the full strategic plan here.


Increase the Division’s Impact on the Profession and Society 

  • Create meeting and online Content that is relevant for young lawyers, drives home value of membership 
  • Multi-Year Member Service Projects and Public Service Projects that involve the committees and teams and get adopted by ABA entities 
  • Leverage technology to its fullest potential to reach out to members 


Create the Profession’s Future Leaders 

  • Continue to support Goal III entities to ensure ABA reflects profession 
  • Foster Effective and Meaningful Connection for Young Lawyer Organizations and their leaders 
  • Create homes for Affiliate Leaders, Scholars, Subject Matter Leaders, and Other Leaders in the ABA 


Effectively Connect Stakeholders to Decision Makers 

  • Have an Assembly that advocates for access to justice issues and professional development needs of young lawyers while increasing involvement in broader ABA policy creation 
  • Educate the ABA on Diversity in the Profession 
  • Engage Affiliated Organizations through improved communications 

Public Comment

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