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Young Lawyers Section

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.


The Young Lawyers' Section of the Maryland State Bar Association is seeking applications for Section Officer positions for the 2018-19 Bar year.
The positions are Chair-Elect; Secretary; and Treasurer. Any current member of the Section who is interested in the position may submit an application to Jeffrey Bowman, Chair, Nominating Committee, MSBA Section of Young Lawyers, 520 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. All applications must be received at Bar Headquarters no later than the close of business on Tuesday, January 10, 2018. Applications should include a statement of interest, a resume, and a list of Bar activities. If you have any questions, please contact either Jeffrey Bowman at 410-268-2255 or Angela Munro at 410-685-7878 extension 3016.

Virtual Reality Training


 The YLS has created a number of training videos in virtual reality for young lawyers.  Created by YLS members Matthew Stubenberg and William Buschur, the videos seek to come as close to a real courtroom as possible. The mock hearings were filmed with a special 360 degree camera, allowing it to record all angles at the same time. The user can load up these videos on their cell phone and with the edition of a $10 VR headset, they can watch the hearing as if they were standing in the courtroom.

 

Learn more about the training videos by clicking here.

 

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The Young Lawyers' Section of the Maryland State Bar Association is seeking applications for the position of Young Lawyers' representative to the MSBA Board of Governors. One position is currently available for a two-year term. Any current member of the Young Lawyers' Section who is interested in the position may submit an application to Jeff Bowman, Chair, Nominating Committee, MSBA Section of Young Lawyers, 520 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. All applications must be received at Bar Headquarters no later than the close of business on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Applications should include a statement of interest, a resume, and a list of Bar activities. If you have any questions, please contact either Jeff Bowman at 410-268-2255 or Angela Munro at 410-685-7878 extension 3016.


The Young Lawyers Section is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been nominated to serve as officers for the 2017-18 bar year:

Chair-Elect: Indira K. Sharma
Secretary: Elizabeth M. Rosen
Treasurer: Nathaniel K. Risch

The election shall occur at the annual meeting of the Section. Any qualifying young lawyer seeking to file a Petition of Nomination against the nominated individuals shall submit a Petition signed by not less than twenty-five (25) members of the Young Lawyers Section.   The Petition shall be submitted to Jeffrey P. Bowman, Chair, Nominating Committee, MSBA Section of Young Lawyers, 520 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  Petitions may also be submitted via email to Angela Munro at amunro@msba.org.  The Petition must be received by Monday, March 13 at 4:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact either Jeffrey P. Bowman at 410-268-2255 or Angela Munro at 410-685-7878 extension 3016.


tenminute_tn4Don’t miss the latest installments of the Ten Minute Mentor video series, Taron Stanton discusses Discovery, and YLS Chair Carl Isler shares his 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!


NEWS:

YLS Member William Buschur won the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service - Young Lawyer of the Year Award (2017).

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Maryland Independent article on the December 6 Expungement Event

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


2016/2017 Annual Report

This Section’s theme for the year was “Refine, Recruit & Re-Energize: Bringing Value to Young Lawyers”, which included traveling and implementing programs throughout the state in an effort to deliver value to Maryland’s young lawyers. Its members provided: probono hours with the Section’s Wills for Heroes program and expungement days; networking, educational, and CLE opportunities such as its 10-Tips Thursdays seminars and membership Wednesday events, featuring topics such as branding, trying the criminal case, and how to retire early. The Section fostered a familyfriendly dynamic with a visit to the zoo and spending an afternoon at a farm, while continuing with traditions such as raising money for Special Olympics Maryland through participation in the 21st Annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge in January and the One Love Foundation through the Section’s 26th Annual Charity Event Gala in April. It continues to re-energize its members with exciting and relevant activities in its ongoing efforts to provide a home in which the state’s new and younger lawyers may flourish both professionally and personally.