About the YLC
All active and associate Virginia State Bar members in good standing, age 36 and under, as well as those members admitted to the Virginia State Bar as their initial bar for fewer than three years, are automatically members of the Young Lawyers Conference. No additional dues are charged for membership in the YLC. The YLC functions as "a bar within a bar," focusing its efforts on the special interests and concerns of young and new lawyers. Through a diverse group of projects, the YLC is a vehicle through which young lawyers can participate in the governance of the Virginia State Bar, serve the profession and the public, and enhance the public awareness of the legal profession. All members receive the YLC's newsletter, Docket Call several times a year.
Conference activities include: Admission and Orientation Ceremonies (semi-annually), Virginia Domestic Violence Safety Project, Board Match Program, Minority Recruitment Conferences, Emergency Legal Services, Membership Support Seminar, and various Community Outreach Projects.