Young Lawyers Section


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. 

YLS Committees

CLE Committee Opportunities
The CLE Committee plans the bi-weekly “CLEase” 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
Hosts programs and events that encourage law students and newly admitted young lawyers to join YLS, 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
Give timely communication about YLS events, activities and initiatives to YLS and CBA members and other young professional groups.

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.

Upcoming Events

View 10-Minute Mentoring Talks Below 

10-Minute Mentoring Talks are a new series of "TED-style" talks given by leading lawyers in our community.

Register for these 2020 talks:

March 11- Making the Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion
March 18 - Difficult Clients and Managing Expectations

View an engaging talk that is relevant to you!

Private to Public Work - Justice Patrick Fischer, Supreme Court of Ohio

Making Connections - Eric Kearney, African American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Legal Education - Dean Verna Williams, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Networking - Jill Meyer, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Career Goals - Justice Sharon L. Kennedy, Supreme Court of Ohio

Client Relationships - Jennifer J. Morales, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Practice Management - Dan Moore, The Moore Law Firm