Yls Update, 0918 ALBJ, 79 The Alabama Lawyer 374 (2018)

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Vol. 79 No. 5 Pg. 374

Alabama Bar Lawyer

September, 2018

What's in Store for Your YLS

As I look forward to serving this year as president of the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers' Section, I am excited about what is in store for our section. The YLS is a group of highly-motivated, community-minded attorneys who are under the age of 37 or who have been practicing law for three years or less. Of the members who opt in to the section through the Alabama State Bar, approximately 40 are selected to serve on the Executive Committee. Executive Committee members are assigned to individual projects that the section promotes throughout the year, and they work tirelessly to ensure that those projects are successful. It is important to note, however, that you do not have to be chosen for the Executive Committee to be actively involved in the section. General members of the section are encouraged to volunteer with our programs and to take advantage of the opportunities their membership provides throughout the year. Below I will share with you a few of the ways in which you can become involved and benefit from your membership.


Membership in the ASB YLS provides multiple opportunities for young lawyers to network with like-minded attorneys throughout the state. At the Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting held in June, our section co-sponsored a cigar and bourbon mixer appropriately named Barrels and Planks. Attorneys and judges of all ages enjoyed live music and fellowship, along with a few top-shelf bourbons and cigars. The event was a great success, and we look forward to partnering with the state bar for events at next year's annual meeting.

In May, our section will travel to Orange Beach for our annual Orange Beach CLE. This three-day event will offer highly relevant CLE courses targeted to the early stages of law practice, as well as provide attendees invaluable time to socialize and connect on a personal level with practitioners and judges whom they may not otherwise have the chance to meet. It is through these contacts that many young lawyers have made a friend, referred a case and even secured a new job. And, while it might go without saying, a CLE at the beach is just fun. We hope you will make plans to attend.

Community Involvement and Service

In addition to networking opportunities, membership with the YLS offers multiple platforms for community involvement and...

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