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.
Why Invest Your Time in YLS?
· To develop valuable leadership skills, particularly in YLS committees (see below for complete listing).
· To network with those in the legal community and beyond.
· To make a lasting difference in our community.
The YLS can help you do all this — and much more!
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.
A Message from the Chair