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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.

View the YLS Annual Report for additional information.

2015 Annual Meeting Section Program

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Effective use of technology at trial and in preparation for trial.  Tips and techniques on how to use social media evidence at trial; how to get the evidence in and how to keep it out.  Our panel will also discuss notice requirements for use of electronic evidence and what constitutes computer generated evidence.  Do you have to disclose your openings and closings simply because you are using a power point or computerized visuals?  If so, when are you required to disclose them?  The panel will also discuss e-discovery and how to obtain and store the electronic evidence you need for you case.

Speakers: Judge Mickey J. Norman, Circuit Court for Baltimore County; James O’C. Gentry, Esq., Salsbury Clements Bekman Marder & Adkins; Marc Hirschfeld, Esq., Precision Legal Services

Annual Meeting Registration

The Young Lawyers Section is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been nominated to serve as officers for the 2015-16 bar year:

Chair-Elect: Regine Francois
Secretary: Michael Hudak
Treasurer: Sarah Cline

The election shall occur at the annual meeting of the Section. Any qualifying young lawyer seeking to file a Petition of nomination shall submit a Petition signed by not less than twenty-five (25) members of the Young Lawyers Section.  The Petition shall be submitted to Nathaniel K. Risch, Chair, Nominating Committee, MSBA Section of Young Lawyers, 520 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  Applications may also be submitted via email to Angela Munro at   The Petition must be received by Friday, March 27 at 5:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact either Nate Risch at 410-929-5145 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!


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