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Missy Y. York

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Bar Year.  I am both excited and honored to serve as President of the Young Lawyers Conference this year. 


We begin this year by continuing in uncharted territory amidst a global pandemic that has many struggling to find a new "normal", working from home, and navigating employment and economic crises.  These circumstances highlight the importance of the YLC's wellness and mentorship initiatives, which will remain an important focus this year.


We also find ourselves in a position to affect meaningful change with respect to inequities in the legal system.  As lawyers, when we swore the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we committed to continuing the work of fulfilling the promise of liberty and justice for all.  The mission of the YLC is to uphold the Rule of Law and the equal protection of all persons, and we will continue to work steadfastly toward this goal.


Opportunities remain for you to volunteer to serve as a District Representative, Program Chair, or Section Liaison.  Please complete this form to join us as a volunteer!


I look forward to all of the great things that the YLC, thanks to its dedicated volunteers, will accomplish this year.  Please do not hesitate to contact me.


Missy Y. York
YLC President 2020-2021