Young Lawyers Section Committees

MEMBER SERVICE

CLE:
Organizes engaging CLE programs presented by experts in their field on key topics benefitting young lawyers. Committee members will also help plan and put on DCBA/YLS’s annual Superlawyers and Professionalism event.

JUDICIAL OUTREACH:
Works to increase access and communication between young lawyers and judges in the community through implementation of the highly successful “Lunch with the Judges” program.

FUNDRAISING:
Coordinates and assists in fundraising efforts for the YLS Signature Events: Bids for Kids and the Judicial Reception. Fundraising committee members will be featured as hosts for these highly attended events.

RAINMAKERS:
Organizes and promotes networking-oriented programming designed to improve business development skills and build meaningful relationships with members and professionals in the community.

SOCIAL:
Plans social and cultural events, including networking events, happy hours, and member service programs, often with other community and professional organizations.

SPORTS:
Implements the popular Softball Tournament in the Spring, Kickball Tournaments in the Fall, and other sports-related events.

PUBLIC SERVICE

BAR PASSAGE PROGRAM:
Assists local law students in their preparation for the essay portion of the Florida Bar Exam. Each law student is paired with a practicing attorney who acts as a tutor and mentor during the weeks leading up to the February and July Exams.

HORIZONS:
Members serve as positive role models for underprivileged teenage girls visiting colleges in the Fall and planning career preparations programs in the Spring, including resume workshops and mock interviews.

PRO BONO/COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Implements and coordinates public service projects and legal education programs, including Law Day where attorneys provide pro bono legal advice to members of the community, and identifies meaningful pro bono opportunities for young lawyers.

SCHOOLS:
Implements mock trial programs with local elementary and high schools and recruits DCBA members to judge the annual High School Mock Trial Competition in February.