Welcome To YLS
About the Young Lawyers Section
The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Monroe County Bar Association is dedicated to community service, education, and social activities within and outside of the bar for young attorneys in the Greater Rochester Area. The section is open to lawyers who have been admitted to the practice of law for ten or fewer years.
Community Service and volunteering work includes working with Rochester Teen Court, by serving as mediators in an alternative sentencing system for non-violent youth offenders, as well as hosting an Annual Silent Auction to benefit Teen Court.
The YLS hosts a number of Continuing Legal Education programs each year with a focus on topics of special interests to young attorneys, including developing skills.
The YLS hosts regular social events and activities, including with other sections of the bar and other young professional organizations. These include a Fall Kickoff Event, VIP Pre-Bench & Bar Reception, New Year’s Happy Hour, Newly Admitted Attorney Event and the Annual YLS Silent Auction.
Numerous YLS members have won recognition and awards over the past year. Congratulations to our Forty Under 40 recipients, Emerging Bar Leader, Up & Coming Attorneys.
MCBA Team Liaison