Welcome to the Young Lawyers Section of the MSBA!

The purpose of the Young Lawyers Section is to provide young lawyers with education, social activities, networking opportunities, opportunities to do community service, and representation in the Maryland State Bar and American Bar Associations.

In addition to providing such opportunities for young lawyers, it is the goal of the Section to increase diversity within the entire Bar and to provide leadership opportunities to members who may not otherwise have access to such opportunities. The Section strives to provide new and innovative programs that will benefit young lawyers in Maryland and the District of Columbia personally and professionally. We try to assist new lawyers make the transition between law school and the practice of law.

Upcoming Section Events & Learning Opportunities

Date Title CLE Format City/Area
02/23/19 Zengo Charity Ride and Happy Hour - In-Person Bethesda, MD
02/25/19 Young Lawyers Section Council Meeting - In-Person Annapolis
03/02/19 YLS Public Service – Volunteer Event - In-Person Freeland, MD
03/11/19 Young Lawyers Section Open Meeting - In-Person Rockville, MD
03/24/19 YLS Frederick County Soup Kitchen Volunteer Event - In-Person Frederick
04/08/19 Young Lawyers Section Council Meeting - In-Person
04/12/19 28th Annual Charity Event - In-Person Baltimore
04/18/19 Chesapeake Bay Trivia Night - In-Person Baltimore
04/20/19 Habitat for Humanity Event - In-Person Glen Rock, PA
05/13/19 Young Lawyers Section Council Meeting - In-Person Glen Rock, PA

YLS Raises $20,000 for Oyster Recovery Partnership

The MSBA Young Lawyers Section raised $20,000 for the Oyster Recovery Partnership at its 2018 Annual Charity event. MSBA President Judge Keith R. Truffer, Young Lawyers Section Immediate Past Chair Michael Hudak, and Lauren Lake of YLS presented ORP Executive Director Stephan Abel with a check at ORP’s 8th Annual Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest.

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