Initiatives

Diversity and Inclusion

The ABA YLD promotes full and equal participation in the Division for a membership inclusive of lawyers of varying gender, national origin, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identity, and of lawyers with disabilities.

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A Seat at the Table

An initiative of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division that seeks to develop the next generation of dynamic and innovative leaders for our communities.

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No Limits

The YLD wants to create a national dialogue among young lawyers, to discuss the challenges women attorneys face, share strategies, and find solutions. No Limits offers programming and access to national resources to assist young women attorneys as they navigate their careers.

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Men of Color Project

A resource for men of color during law school and in the pivotal first years of practice.

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Disaster Legal Services

Through the Disaster Legal Services Program, the ABA Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provide immediate temporary legal assistance to disaster survivors at no charge.

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Fit2Practice

Recognizing the challenges young attorneys face in establishing and maintaining healthier lifestyles

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Home Safe Home

During the 2017-2019 bar years, the ABA YLD is committed to making home a safe place for everyone through its national anti-domestic violence public service project, Home Safe Home.

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Awards

On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers Award

The On The Rise Award program provides national recognition for ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service.

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Outstanding Young Military Lawyer Award

This award, a joint effort of the American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division and Judge Advocate Association, recognizes the legal contributions of one young judge advocate from each uniformed service: the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard.

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Awards of Achievement

This program is an opportunity for state and local young lawyer organizations Affiliated with the ABA Young Lawyers Division to submit their best projects for evaluation and recognition by a jury of their peers.

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Subgrants

Subgrants are awarded annually by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD), with support from the ABA Fund for Justice and Education. The program is designed to promote quality projects developed by affiliated young lawyer organizations and to assist in the success of the program by providing support through program funding.

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Law Day Art Contest

This annual contest provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about our legal system, justice, get creative and win prizes. The contest can be incorporated into a curriculum, offered as extra credit, or just done for fun. Individual and groups submissions are welcomed.

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