Practice Resources

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Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to continuing to increase the diversity of our membership, expanding the diversity of our leadership and to assuring that the legal profession reflects the society it serves. This commitment is outlined in the Division’s Diversity Plan and carried out via Division events, programs and resources.

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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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The YLD values our relationship with each of the over 300 young lawyer organization from around the world that make up our Affiliate Network. Together, we play an important role in serving the public, the profession, and our communities.

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The Division takes pride in making positive contributions to communities in which we practice, shaping the legal profession, and helping young lawyers succeed.

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