The ABA YLD: A Voice and Home for 3Ls and Recent Bar Admittees

Vol. 39 No. 6


Andrew J. Hoag is an Assistant Editor of The Affiliate and an Associate in the Los Angeles office of Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Lawyers and recent law school graduates join bar associations for a multitude of reasons: networking opportunities, continuing education, mentorship, and a number of other individualized reasons. In the midst and immediate aftermath of graduation, bar preparation, and commencing work as an attorney, many new professionals are rightly concerned with trying to keep their heads above the documents-to-review-from-massive-discovery-production reams stacked on their desks rather than networking, joining professional organizations and bar associations, and participating in other venues of personal and professional growth. But the law-school years and a lawyer’s early years of practice may be the most fruitful years to get involved—especially considering the planned programming of the ABA YLD.

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