Hughston Nichols, J.
If you are a young lawyer, please join our section. We are constantly making efforts to provide valuable opportunities to serve the legal profession and our communities, to obtain CLE credits and to network with other young lawyers from around the state.
We have another big year planned for the section which will include the Iron Bowl CLEs, the award-winning Minority Pre-Law Conferences and our annual Orange Beach CLE. This past year, we saw more than 700 young lawyers join the section and we are hoping to surpass 1,000 for this upcoming bar year.
We are an opt-in section, which means you must join our section at the beginning of the state bar’s fiscal year. Becoming an opt-in section has allowed the YLS leadership to identify those young lawyers who are interested in participating in ASB and YLS activities.
This is my last column as YLS president and I thank my firm, Hare Wynn, for giving me the opportunity to serve on the YLS Executive Committee for the past nine years. Leadership in the YLS has been both a rewarding and challenging experience, and I encourage any servant-minded young lawyers interested in getting involved in state bar activities and meeting exceptional people from around the state to contact a committee member for more information. The section will be in good hands with the new slate of officers:
Parker miller, president (Montgomery)
Lee Johnsey, vice president (Birmingham)
Rachel Miller, secretary (Montgomery)
Robert Shreve, treasurer (Mobile)
The YLS Executive Committee includes Evan Allen, Jesse Anderson, Lance Baxter, Chris Burrell, Joel Caldwell, Rachel Cash, Aaron Chastain...