Dear Younger Lawyers Division Members:
We are looking forward to yet another year of Younger Lawyers Division (“YLD”) success and the opportunity to provide you, the members, with meaningful programming and services through the Federal Bar Association (“FBA”).
The YLD is the largest division of the FBA and is comprised of over 4,100 members across the United States. Additionally, our membership consists of varying practice specialties and job placements. As a result, we strive to provide you increased value for your membership by facilitating services and programing over a diversified set of practice areas and legal interests.
2017 promises to be an exciting year for the YLD. It is my pleasure to announce the following YLD activities for you the members:
• On March 16 – March 17, 2017, the YLD will host the 2017 Thurgood A. Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the FBA’s Mid-Year Meeting. This is a premier moot court competition attracting law school students from across the country. Once again, we will be conducting the final round in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces with a special panel of judges representing the best and brightest jurists and practitioners from across our membership.
• On April 6, 2017, the YLD will host the inaugural Emerging Professionals Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This conference is designed to support and promote our law student and YLD members through a series of programming on the topics of networking, work-life balance, and how best to transition from law school to active practice. The program will conclude with a special reception honoring our FBA Mentor and Mentee program volunteers at the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. We hope to see you there!
• Also in 2017, the YLD will again sponsor its annual U.S. Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony for all eligible FBA members who are interested in being admitted to the highest court of our country. The event includes a reception traditionally attended by Supreme Court Justices. The swearing-in ceremony with take place on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
• We also hope you will join us from September 14 – 16, 2017 for the FBA’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Once again, the YLD will be hosting the Younger Federal Lawyer Awards, honoring the best and brightest younger lawyers in our profession.
It is my extreme pleasure to serve as the Chair of this Division and to continue our strong tradition of success. We welcome and encourage your participation in some or all of our programming and events during the upcoming year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about how you can become more active in the YLD and please follow us on Facebook at and Twitter.
I look forward to working with you to make 2017 a successful and productive year for the YLD.
Glen R. McMurry
Chair of the Younger Lawyers Division