Young Lawyers Come to Baltimore for ABA Conference
~MSBA Young Lawyers Section
Next month, young lawyers across the nation will congregate in Baltimore
for the American Bar Association's (ABA) Young Lawyers Division's (YLD) Fall
2006 Conference on October 19-21, at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore's
Inner Harbor. Over 500 attorneys are expected to turn out for this event, hosted
by the Maryland State Bar Association's (MSBA) Young Lawyers Section. MSBA
is one of the sponsors of this national gathering, which prepares young lawyers
for future leadership roles in the legal profession.
The conference traditionally focuses on CLE, professional development, bar
leadership skills and public service. Highlights include a broad array of educational
programs, a luncheon at Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African
American History and Culture featuring Maryland's Chief Judge Robert M. Bell
and social events at landmarks like the National Aquarium and the B&O Railroad
Educational offerings include practical and substantive information with
sessions on everything from administrative law, the anatomy of a trial, digital
discovery and ethical dilemmas to law firm cultures and the transition from
government law to private practice. In the broader sense, the young lawyers
may also opt for media training and financial planning. Much of the conference
is devoted to leadership skills and professional development and to public
"Choose Law: A Profession for All," the 2006-2007 ABA Young Lawyers Public
Service Project, will be unveiled at this Baltimore Conference. This year,
young lawyers across the country are committed to educating 9th grade students
about the importance of the legal profession and the historic contribution
of lawyers in society. Through a video, written curriculum, dedicated website
and attorney volunteers, this comprehensive public service effort will promote
diversity by encouraging young people of color to consider careers as lawyers.
"We are very excited about hosting the YLD conference in Baltimore," declares
Hughie Hunt, Chair of MSBA's Young Lawyers Section. "Our Host Committee, led
by John Murphy, has put together a fantastic program with events at the Havana
Club, the Reginald Lewis Museum, the B&O Railroad Museum and the Aquarium.
We are hoping to see all the young lawyers in our area participate. Registration
for the conference is free, but you have to be registered to attend the programming
and you don't have to be a member of the ABA to register. We hope to see you
all at the conference!"
The ABA Young Lawyers Division's Fall 2006 Conference is open to all young
lawyers in Maryland and there is no fee. Attendees may select the educational
programs and events they wish to attend. There is a separate charge for each
social event. Attorneys may register for the conference online at www.abanet.org/yld.