Young Lawyers Division

Young Lawyers Division

The purpose of the Young Lawyers Division is to foster discussions and interchange of ideas relative to the duties, responsibilities and problems of the younger members of the legal profession in the State of Louisiana; to aid in their advancement; to encourage their interest and participation in the activities of the Louisiana State Bar Association, and, in general, to further the purposes and objectives of the LSBA. This site is a public service of the LSBA-YLD Council, providing YLD information to the public, communicating with YLD members.

Latest News and Developments

2016 State High School Mock Trial Competition
Case materials are now available for the 2016 Richard N. Ware, IV State High School Mock Trial Competition. The state competition will be held in Baton Rouge on March 12, 2016, at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse (300 North Blvd.). The winning team will go on to compete at the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Boise, Idaho.

YLD to Present Professional Development CLE Seminar on Jan. 15
The Louisiana State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will present its annual Professional Development CLE seminar on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. The registration cost is $30 and includes electronic course materials and breakfast at the J.W. Marriott Hotel (614 Canal Street, New Orleans). The program has applied for 4 hours of CLE credit (including 1 hour of ethics, 1 hour of professionalism and 1 hour of law practice management). The seminar is open to the first 175 young lawyers who register; onsite registration will not be allowed unless space is available. Session topics will include:

8 a.m. – Email Efficiency (Professionalism)
9 a.m. – How to Gain a Reputation in Your Community Without Advertising (LPM)
10 a.m. – Ethics for Young Lawyers (Ethics)
11 a.m. – Making a Difference Through the LSBA SOLACE Program

Click here for more information or to register online.
Click here to download the printable registration form.

Volunteer for a YLD Committee

Serve the public and the profession by getting involved with an LSBA YLD committee! YLD committee assignment requests are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Bar year. Volunteer with amazing projects like Wills for Heroes and Barristers for Boards, or leave your mark on the profession through impactful committees like Bridging the Gap and Minority Involvement.

Committee descriptions are available here.
The YLD Committee Sign-Up Form is available here.

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