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Project Street Youth presents young lawyers with a range of opportunities to assist homeless youth, whether by focusing on policy and advocacy or by participating in the planning and implementation of legal clinics.
Whether attending for continuing legal education credits, professional development opportunities, networking, or health-and-wellness programming, the ABA YLD Fall Conference has something for you.
Here at The Affiliate, we publish six times per year and send the newsletter to all Affiliate leaders. We cover important issues and trends affecting young and new lawyer state, local, and specialty bar associations. In order to cover topics and trends from around the country, the publication features an ongoing column creatively titled “Around the Country . . . .”
Law school does not teach the business side of law, but local bar associations recognize the need. The Multnomah Bar Association (MBA), located in Portland, Oregon, has acknowledged the struggles of solo attorneys. For years MBA has presented CLEs, provided guidance, and answered common questions associated with solo practice, but its leadership saw a huge opportunity to do more.
This year the Member Service Project Team is collecting and distributing existing career development information in a quick and easily digestible format. Members will begin to receive periodic emails including or linking to existing ABA career development content, now presented in a manner more accessible and efficient for ABA YLD members.
“Have a plan and be prepared.” That is the advice that Director of Disaster Legal Services (DLS) David Nguyen gives to state and local Affiliates concerning natural disasters.
This past August, lawyers converged on the city commonly referred to as Beantown for the 2014 American Bar Association Annual Meeting.
In February 2014 ABA YLD hired one of its newest staff members: Ms. Alia S. Graham. In her new role, Alia is primarily responsible for assisting the ABA YLD Disaster Legal Services program.
“I felt this newfound energy—the enthusiasm was contagious!” This is how ABA YLD Chair-Elect Lacy Durham described this year’s ABA YLD Leadership Conference, which provided hundreds of Division leaders from all over the county the opportunity to meet, network, and begin working on next year’s bar initiatives.
The mission of the Arkansas Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section is to engage young lawyers to serve the community. In addition, the YLS fosters learning opportunities for both its members and Arkansas youth, and it endeavors to shape state legislation in ways that will improve all Arkansas citizens’ quality of life.
If you are not afraid to talk about the allure of the Golden State, the compatibility of big law and pro bono, unique challenges that female attorneys face in the 21st century, big law versus in-house positions, and the elusive and ephemeral concept of work-life balance, meet Emily Aldrich, Chair-Elect of the California Young Lawyers Association.
The ABA YLD is pleased to announce its Regional Summits program. Through the generosity of the American Bar Association's Board of Governors, the ABA YLD has received $15,000 to award to Affiliates hosting regional summits.
Are you the chair-elect, current chair, or immediate-past/outgoing chair of a Young Lawyer Organization? If so, sign up for the Affiliate Leadership Listserv.