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Upcoming Events

Click below to get more information and register for an upcoming YLS event.

Date Title CLE Format City/Area
10/26/20 Demystifying Pro Bono - Webinar Online
11/07/20 YLS Family Friendly Virtual Trivia Game - Webinar Online
11/09/20 Getting a Seat at the Table: Civic Engagement for Young Lawyers - Webinar Online



YLS Projects

Giving back to our communities is an important part of membership in the Young Lawyers Section. Our major projects help members get involved and make a difference.



“Bullyproof: Young Lawyers Educating and Empowering to End Bullying” is a comprehensive initiative that provides education and resources to help empower Parents, Educators, Students, and Young Lawyers make bullying a thing of the past.

Heroes on the Half Shell

Through the Heroes on the Half Shell program, Maryland lawyers work with fifth grade students in Baltimore City schools. They provide a hands-on, fun, in-class presentation to the students, which demonstrates the manner in which the Chesapeake Bay has arrived to the critical state in which it presently exists. Then, the students are invited to participate in an oyster-shell collecting competition. The school that collects the most shells wins a prize and the students are treated to a field trip to the Maryland Science Center.

OneBar | One Community

The goal of the OneBar | One Community Project is to provide members of the Maryland State Bar Association an opportunity to participate in community service and give back to the people of Maryland.

Each month the MSBA YLS Public Service Committee organize a community outreach program or a collection drive designed to encourage involvement by its members. We ask that you, as a member of the bar and a member of the community, be a part of this Project.

For more information, contact the Committee.

Wills for Heroes

The YLS is an affiliate of the Wills for Heroes Foundation and proudly organizes volunteers for Wills for Heroes events.

Wills for Heroes is a free and easy service that provides Wills, Living Wills, Health Care and Financial Powers of Attorney to first responders and their spouses/partners. The foundation was started in response to the tragic events of 9/11. Of the 403 first responders who died that day, most did not have a will in place. First responders risk their lives each day to make our communities safer. This program provides free wills and other estate planning documents to our local heroes in about one hour using a program supplied free-of-charge by LexisNexis.