Message from the Chair
Carlsmith Ball LLP
The Younger Lawyers Division ("YLD") consists of FBA members who (i) are 36 years of age and under or (ii) have been admitted to practice for three years or less. The purpose of the YLD is to increase the interest of younger lawyers in the FBA's activities; conduct programs of interest and value to younger lawyers; and to assist in the establishment, improvement, and coordination of active younger lawyers in each Chapter and Circuit of the FBA. The YLD is governed by a National Board of Directors, with five officers.
The YLD is a vibrant, growing section of the FBA. We are a resource to Chapters for instituting and fostering their own YLD’s. Coextensive with the FBA’s Back to Basics campaign, the YLD is focused on “R & R”: recruitment and retention. We welcome all new members and invite our current members to participate in our programming and initiatives.
Recent highlights include:
- The YLD is collaborating with other Sections and Divisions to provide current, substantive programming.
- The YLD actively publishes articles of interest to younger lawyers in The Federal Lawyer and Divisions Digest. We invite all young lawyers to submit articles.
The YLD is looking forward to an active year, and I am honored to serve as its Chair. Please contact us to become involved.
Chair of the Younger Lawyers Division
New YLD policy change regarding endorsements.