Why get involved?
Want to get to know other lawyers and have a say in the special interests and concerns of young and new lawyers? YLC functions provide opportunities for young lawyers to meet others in their field, both those just starting out---like yourself---and those who are seasoned in the profession. Moreover, through its many projects, the YLC is a vehicle through which young lawyers can participate in the VSB, serve the profession and the public, and enhance the public awareness of the legal profession.
Many ways to serve
Bring your talents to the Bar by getting involved in an area that fits you: Are you a writer? See below to learn more about the Docket Call newsletter. Feeling social? Find out more about the numerous YLC functions. Always loved to teach? The YLC has youth programs! Find out more on this site and through the Docket Call newsletter.
Docket Call: The YLC Newsletter
You should already receive the YLC's newsletter, Docket Call, several times a year, and if you are interested, contributing to the newsletter is a great way to get involved! Just contact the newsletter's editor, via the Docket Call web page, to find out more.
Participate in programs With several to choose from, you are sure to find a YLC program that piques your interest. From conferences to dinners, from youth to diversity, the YLC has got it all. See the Programs page to find out more.
Whether it is serving our profession or the public, young lawyers are making a difference every day. Don't miss this opportunity to make your mark---get involved today!
We need your help! The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference (YLC) needs Circuit Representatives, Program and Commission Chairs, and committee members / volunteers for many of its programs in the 2011-2012 bar year.
Becoming a Circuit Representative, Program or Commission Chair, or committee member / volunteer is an excellent way to get involved in the YLC and to serve the profession and the public. If you are interested in any of the leadership positions or volunteer opportunities listed below, please contact:
Macel H. Janoschka
The YLC seeks Chairs for the following program and representative in the following circuits:
Board Match - regional chair for Hampton Roads
Minority Pre-Law Conferences - regional chair for the Hampton Roads conference (Macel and Rachael are aggressively working on recruitment)
No Bills Night regional chairs - Lynchburg; Martinsville; Northern Virginia
Students Day at the Capital
Circuit Representatives Needed in:
2nd (Virginia Beach; Accomack and Northampton)
5th (Franklin & Suffolk, Isle of Wight & Southampton)
6th (Emporia & Hopewell; Prince George, Surry, Sussex, Greenville & Brunswick)
10th (Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and Prince Edward)
21st (Martinsville; Patrick and Henry)
23rd (Roanoke & Salem; Roanoke)
View committee descriptions (.pdf)
Mail-in volunteer form (.pdf)