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
2019 YLD Conference Ready to "Build Your Brand"? Register today for the Louisiana Young Lawyers Conference!
The LSBA’s YLD will present “Build Your Brand,” the Louisiana Young Lawyers Conference on Jan. 18. Program organizers will apply for 5 hours of CLE credit (including ethics, professionalism and LPM). Sessions will discuss professionalism in the social media age, climbing the ladder at your law firm, building your law practice from the ground up, and more. The conference will also include presentation of the YLD Awards, a networking reception and group dine-arounds at local restaurants. The registration cost will include electronic course materials and lunch at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel. To register, click here.
2019 State High School Mock Trial Set for March 30, 2019 
The 2019 Richard N. Ware, IV State High School Mock Trial Competition will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Federal Courthouse in Lafayette, LA (800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2100). The State High School Mock Trial Competition is the culmination of four regional championships coordinated annually by the LSBA Young Lawyers Division. The competition is named in memory of the Honorable Richard N. Ware, IV, who enthusiastically volunteered for nearly a decade as the presiding judge of the final round of the Louisiana High School Mock Trial Competition. This year’s state case, Blake Carver vs. Theta Lambda Pi Fraternity, Inc., was written by the members of the University of Louisiana-Monroe Mock Trial Team. Questions and comments can be directed to competition co-chairs James E. Courtenay at and Megan E. Reaux at

View the 2019 Mock Trial Handbook.

View the 2019 Mock Trial Case Problem.

View the Mock Trial Rules of Evidence.

Are you a Young Lawyer in Louisiana? Find out how to get involved in the LSBA's Young Lawyers Division! 

Network, meet other young lawyers or members of the bar, and work on events and committees. To get involved, click here.

Nominations for the Young Lawyers Division Awards closed on October 18

 YLD Award finalists and winners will be recognized at the 2019 Louisiana Young Lawyers Conference held in conjunction with the LSBA Midyear Meeting on Friday, January 18, 2019.  
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