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Welcome to the Young Lawyers Section of the MSBA!

The purpose of the Young Lawyers Section is to provide young lawyers with education, social activities, networking opportunities, opportunities to do community service, and representation in the Maryland State Bar and American Bar Associations.   

In addition to providing such opportunities for young lawyers, it is the goal of the Section to increase diversity within the entire Bar and to provide leadership opportunities to members who may not otherwise have access to such opportunities.  The Section strives to provide new and innovative programs that will benefit young lawyers in Maryland and the District of Columbia personally and professionally.  We try to assist new lawyers make the transition between law school and the practice of law.

View the YLS Annual Report for additional information.

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The Young Lawyers Section Council has approved the proposed amendments to the section's bylaws. The Proposed Bylaws are open to review of the section membership and will be voted on at the YLS Annual Meeting in June.

Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Ten Minute MentorDon’t miss the latest installements of the Ten Minute Mentor video series, Taron Stanton discusses Discovery, and YLS Chair Carl Isler shares his Discovery Tools & Tips.

Upcoming videos include Business Development & Bulding Your Brand, and Discovery Tools & Tips.

In case you missed them, Dolores Dorsainvil discusses Ethics; Marla Zide recommends Best Practices; Depositions Decoded, with Kimberly Neal; and Testimony as a Narrative, with Matthew Trollinger are available oniline!

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  • One Bar | One Community Public Service Project schedules and organizes at least one monthly public service event to benefit residents of Maryland.
  • Ten Minute Mentor. An online collection of video presentations from young leading lawyers in their areas of expertise.
  • Wills for Heroes. The YLS is an affiliate of the Wills for Heroes Foundation and proudly organizes volunteers for Wills for Heroes events...
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