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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
2024 YLD Level Up Learning Employment Law
Level Up Learning: Employment Law for Young Lawyers - May 14, 2024
LSBA’s Young Lawyers Division and Labor Relations and Employment Law Section to cohost the "Level Up Learning: Employment Law for Young Lawyers” Hybrid Webinar, on Tuesday, May 14.
The LSBA YLD, in partnership with the LSBA’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Section, will host the "Level Up Learning: Employment Law for Young Lawyers” Hybrid Webinar, on Tuesday, May 14, from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. at the Louisiana Bar Center, 601 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, or via Zoom access. This seminar will be presented by Matthew McCluer (counsel, Littler CaseSmart). The free CLE seminar is open to young lawyers only and in-person attendance is limited. Pre-registration is required. Program organizers have applied for 1 hour of CLE credit. The free CLE seminar is open to young lawyers only and in-person attendance is limited. Pre-registration is required. Program organizers have applied for 1 hour of CLE credit. View for more Registration Information.
YLD CLE Opportunity
LSBA YLD Partners with Florida and Georgia to present Write.Law Webinar - May 17, 2024
Join the Young Lawyers Divisions of Florida, Georgia and Louisiana on Friday, May 17 for a 4 hour virtual CLE. Join us from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (CST) for a workshop with writing expert, Joe Regalia who will share writing techniques used by some of the best legal writers in the world – like Supreme Court Justices and elite advocates. As a bonus, a FREE companion course will be provided to all participants after completion of the CLE. This webinar is free for young lawers and has been approved for 4 hours of CLE credit. To register for this webinar, please visit the following: Meeting Registration - Zoom

Your workshop comes with a companion course. Your team will have access to the course for up to two months after the workshop.  To sign up, users just need to visit this link: Sign Up | Template (write.law)
2024 - Southeastern States Writing Webinar - Pre-Workshop Survey (typeform.com)
2024 Richard N. Ware, IV State High School Mock Trial Competition - Saturday, March 23, 2024

Caddo Magnet High School Wins 2024 State High School Mock Trial Competition

Congratulations to Caddo Magnet High School, winners of the 2024 Judge Richard N. Ware, IV Memorial High School Mock Trial Competition! The competition was held Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the United States District Court Middle District of Louisiana Courthouse in Baton Rouge, LA. Team members include Anika Alla, Arjun Desai, Ndeye Gueye, Hailey Huguet, Ben Menard, Krysten Thompson and Kennedy Varner. This team will go on to represent Louisiana at the National High School Mock Trial Championship in May.

The Richard N. Ware, IV 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. 
For the 2024 competition materials, visit the links below:
2024 High School Mock Trial Handbook
2024 High School Mock Trial Problem
2024 High School Mock Trial Rules of Evidence
 2024 High School Mock Trial Problem - Revisions

Frequently Asked Questions about the High School Mock Trial Competition.

The 2024 Judge Richard N. Ware, IV Memorial High School Mock Trial Competition is funded through a Louisiana Bar Foundation IOLTA grant. 
2024 Louisiana Young Lawyers Conference was a success
2024 Louisiana Young Lawyers Conference - Held April 12, 2024The LSBA Young Lawyers Division held its annual Louisiana Young Lawyers Conference in New Orleans on April 12, 2024 at the New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District. This successful conference was a day of inspired learning and networking for participants and several worthy young lawyers were recognized for their many contributions to the legal profession during the awards luncheon held in conjunction with the Conference. The second year of Top 40 Young Lawyers were recognized along with the recipients of the yearly YLD awards.  

Review this year's honorees here or find out more about past award recipients on the new YLD Award Recipients page.  
Louisiana Young Lawyers Division
2023/2024 Young Lawyers Division Council Members 
Click here to meet the 2023/2024 Young Lawyers Divsion Council Members. 

2023/2024 Young Lawyers Division Committees and Projects
Click here to learn more about the Young Lawyers Division Committees and Projects for 2023/2024.

Wills for Heroes Program Offers Legal Help and “Peace of Mind” to First Responders
Read more about the program in the October/November 2019 Louisiana Bar JournalClick here to access the article. 
Young Lawyers Division Award Recipients
YLD Award Recipients
The Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division celebrates the achievements of the various award recipients and is proud to be able to recognize Louisiana's top young lawyers who have made exceptional contributions to the legal profession. Explore the prestigious legacy of the Young Lawyers Division awards and discover the lists of various Louisiana Young Lawyers who embody the highest standards of legal excellence and dedication to the legal profession.  Review the lists of previous award recipients here. 
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