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In conjunction with the Judge Advocates Association, the ABA YLD recognizes the outstanding efforts of young military lawyers from the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard through the Outstanding Young Military Lawyers Awards. This annual award recognizes the exemplary achievements made in the field by young military attorneys with a focus on professional accomplishments, community service, leadership skills, and professional development of their subordinates.
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Every year, the ABA YLD partners with the ABA Fund for Justice and Education to fund young lawyer initiatives around the country. Affiliates can apply for funding for public service projects ($2,000 per grant) and bar leadership/member service awards ($500 per subgrant).
This year’s ABA YLD public service project, Project Street Youth: Young Lawyers Advocating for Homeless Youth kicked off in Portland, Oregon, during the ABA YLD Fall Conference. Many attorneys volunteered their time and legal knowledge to help Portland’s street youth, and the project proved to be a huge success.
Health and wellness are becoming buzzwords in many industries, and they are beginning to migrate into the lives of attorneys as well. Awareness of these issues is growing, and Affiliates are leading the charge with superior programming aimed at helping both lawyers and the public.
Affiliates across the country maintain packed schedules of activities ranging from CLEs and clinics to baseball nights with judges. Below are some highlights of Affiliate activities nationwide. Reach out to the sponsoring Affiliate should you need more information about a particular event or project. Get some new ideas and help your bar association grow.
When we last recognized Knoxville Barristers in 2009, we concluded that the organization exemplifies the volunteer spirit of East Tennessee. Since then, the Barristers have remained tireless in their efforts to provide excellent service projects to both the public and the bar.
Meet Kat Judd. Lawyer. Young Lawyers Division Member. Conference Planner. Affiliate Leader. Superwoman? After talking with her, it seems that this moniker fits her to a T. As much as she has done already, is doing currently, and plans to do in the future, she’s not doing anything the rest of us can’t do if we emulate her.
Over the past five years, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has succeeded in creating an annual national spotlight on pro bono. The energy that the National Pro Bono Celebration generates is a powerful force that helps us build a just legal system.
What started as a program to help law students pass the bar exam has transformed into an interactive program to enrich the lives and practices of the members of the ABA YLD. As a part of the Member Service Project, a service dedicated to providing valuable resources to Division members, “30 Tips in 30 Minutes” was developed to help Division members receive high quality information in a format compatible with a young lawyer’s busy schedule.
Affiliation with the ABA YLD is potentially valuable but “successful” affiliation may require active participation. On that note, here is an inexhaustive list of tips for successful affiliation.
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.