Young Lawyers Division
Young Lawyers Division
As a young lawyer, you are eligible to the join the Mecklenburg Young Lawyers Division - and I encourage you to do so! Before long, YLD members will be leaders in business, government, and the law. Relationships begun today can make a huge difference in careers tomorrow. The YLD strives to provide the best forum for Mecklenburg County's young lawyers to build quality relationships and grow their footprint within the Mecklenburg County Bar by providing a great deal more than empty networking events.
The YLD is open to all lawyers who are either 36 years of age or under or are within their first three years of practice. The YLD is a very active organization with a busy calendar full of events held for and by its members, including Ask-A-Lawyer Days, community service projects, seasonal socials, CLEs, YLD-only tables at Bar functions and multiple other opportunities to get involved in the YLD in big and small ways.
It is not enough to just join the YLD to maximize your experience - you need to join a YLD committee. There are numerous committees with volunteer opportunities:
All you need to do to volunteer for a committee is e-mail our Membership Chair, Chris Hood (firstname.lastname@example.org), or me (email@example.com), let us know what committee you would like to join, and we will put you in contact with the committee chair who will quickly get you involved. Being on a committee will give you the opportunity to consider taking a leadership role as vice chair and then chair of that committee. Each committee chair serves on the YLD Council. The YLD Council meets monthly to discuss YLD business. Council members are then eligible to become YLD Officers, which consists of the YLD Chair, the Vice-Chair, and the Secretary / Treasurer. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop your leadership skills and hone them for future leadership roles in the MCB.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss how to get more involved in YLD, please call or e-mail either myself or the MCB YLD liaisons Ruth Tankersly firstname.lastname@example.org and Maya Engle, email@example.com
You can join the YLD onlineor you may contact the Mecklenburg County Bar at 704/375-8624 for a registration form.
I hope you'll join us.
E. Taylor Stukes
MCB YLD Chair, 2013-14