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
YLD Professional Development CLE

The Louisiana State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will present its annual Professional Development CLE seminar on Friday, January 20 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel (7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA).  The seminar is open to the first 175 young lawyers who register. Online registration will close at 3 p.m. on Jan. 18, however on-site registration will be available. The program has applied for 4 hours of CLE credit (including 1 hour of ethics, 1 hour of professionalism and 1 hour of law office management). The Professional Development CLE is open to Young Lawyers ONLY. The registration cost is $30. Click here for more information or to register online.

Seminar Agenda

7:30 – 7:50 a.m.

7:50 – 8:00 a.m. 
Opening Remarks

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. 
Why I Mow My Lawn:  Insight on potential common title defects that are often overlooked, and why owner’s title insurance is a must have for all immovable property purchases.
Presented by Ashley Bynum, Attorney at Legacy Title

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Law Practice Management)
Law Practice Management – Horrible Bosses (and Attorneys)
Presented by Grant J. Guillot, Attorney at Adams and Reese, L.L.P.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Ethics)
Ethics of Social Media
Presented by Michael H. Rubin, Member at McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, Author of THE LOUISIANA LAW OF SECURITY DEVICES, A PRÉCIS and THE COTTONCREST CURSE.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Professionalism)
A Discussion of the Code of Professionalism 
Presented by Hon. Rachelle D. Dick, Hon. John W. deGravelles, and Hon. Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.

12:00 - 12:10 p.m.
Wrap Up
2017 High School Mock Trial Materials Available Online 2017 High School Mock Trial Materials Available Online

The LSBA YLD is responsible for coordinating local mock trial competitions for high schools throughout the state and for sponsoring the Richard N. Ware IV State High School Mock Trial Competition where all local winners compete.

The 2017 State High School Mock Trial Competition will be held on March 11, 2017 at the 4th Judicial District Court in Monroe, Louisiana. The state winner will then travel to the National High School Mock Trial Competition, which will be held May 11-13, 2017 in Hartford, Connecticut.

The 2017 state case involves a free speech suit, Logan and Hayden Harrison v. Riviere Rapide School District.

Louisiana State Bar Association
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New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600