Young Lawyers


The Cincinnati Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section (YLS) is open to every member of the Cincinnati Bar Association who is under age 36 or who is in his or her first five years of practice, regardless of age.

The purpose of the CBA Young Lawyers Section is to stimulate the interest of young lawyers and new members of the Cincinnati Bar Association in the objectives of the Association, to carry on activities which will be of assistance to young lawyers, to educate and inform the legal community and to provide community service opportunities for its members.

2017 Annual Meeting Awards

Nomination Form

YLS Cincinnati Leadership Award

The YLS Cincinnati Leadership award is to honor the YLS member's influential leadership in the Cincinnati legal community. The recipient of this award is an individual who takes ownership in the Cincinnati legal market as a prominent and respectable advocate for the legal community, specifically young lawyers, and who best leads his or her peers through the challenges of the profession.

YLS Professionalism Award

The YLS Professionalism Award is to honor the YLS member who best demonstrates respect toward the bench, the bar, and their clients. The recipient of this award is an individual who reveres the legal process and all who are involved in it and encourages others to do likewise.


We encourage you to nominate colleagues, deserving of these prestigious awards.  Please provide information on how the individual best exemplifies one of the above awards with information supporting your nomination. 

Please mail or e-mail nominations NO LATER THAN APRIL 5, 2017 to: The Cincinnati Bar Association, Attn: YLS Awards Committee, 225 East Sixth Street, Second Floor. Cincinnati, OH  45202. E-Mail:

Awards will be presented at the 2017 YLS Annual Meeting on April 20.


YLS Committees:

CLE Committee Opportunities
The CLE Committee plans the bi-weekly “Brown Bag” one-hour CLE programs and an annual full day CLE focusing on technology. Its mission is to provide young lawyers and other members of the Cincinnati Bar with high- quality legal seminars.

Community Service Committee Opportunities
Members of the Community Service Committee organize hands-on volunteer events that allow YLS members to give back to the community while socializing and networking with other members of the Cincinnati Bar Association and the other young professionals in the Greater Cincinnati community.

Membership Committee Opportunities
To provide programs and events to encourage newly admitted young lawyers to join YLS and have opportunities to meet YLS members and become more involved in the Cincinnati legal community.

Mentoring Committee Opportunities
To engage young lawyers in the positive development of Cincinnati youth through partnerships with local agencies committed to this same agenda. 

Mock Trial Committee Opportunities
YLS plans and hosts the high school Mock Trial competition in Hamilton County. The CBA’s responsibility includes providing judges for the competition and organizing the event. The Mock Trial program is a national competition. 

Public Relations Committee Opportunities
Timely communication about YLS events, activities and initiatives to the membership, Cincinnati Bar Association, and the public, through the YLS and CBA Social media channels.

Social Committee Opportunities
The Social Committee plans and organizes social and networking events for young lawyers to engage with fellow members of the Cincinnati Bar and other Cincinnati young professionals.

Join YLS here.

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