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.

Call for Young Lawyers Section Award Nominations

The YLS Annual Meeting will recognize the extraordinary efforts of the engagement of members through the YLS Cincinnati Leadership Award, the YLS Professionalism Award and the YLS Community Service Award.

The Leadership Award honors a YLS member with influential leadership in the Cincinnati legal community and who best leads his or her peers through the challenges of the profession. The Professionalism Award honors a YLS member who best demonstrates respect toward the bench, the bar and his or her clients.

The YLS Community Service Award honors a young lawyer who is actively involved in the community service efforts of the Cincinnati Bar Association and the community at large. Award recipients are chosen by the YLS Community Service Committee.

Nominate someone for the YLS Leadership Award and/or the YLS Professionalism Award who you believe has shown a commitment to YLS and the local community!

Please send nominations to before Thursday, April 5.


YLS Committees:

CLE Committee Opportunities
The CLE Committee plans the bi-weekly “No Brown Bag” one-hour CLE programs. 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.

Diversity Committee Opportunities
Promotes diversity and inclusion efforts within the YLS and collaborate with other local groups.

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.

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 quarterly E-newsletter, e-mails and promotional materials. 

Run For Kids Committee Opportunities
The Run For Kids Committee plans an annual 5K Run & Fitness Walk benefiting ProKids. All proceeds from the event support their mission of providing more children in the child protection system with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA Volunteers). 

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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