2021-22 Executive Board Nominations

Young Lawyers Section Call for Nominations for 2021-2022

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Dear Young Lawyers Section Member:

The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) is now accepting nominations for its 2021-2022 Executive Committee. We invite you to put forth an application for a position on the YLS Executive Committee for 2021—2022 (see link to Nomination Form).

Please consider whether you will still qualify for YLS membership, which is available to those admitted to practice 10 years or less. If you would like to serve in any position on the Executive Committee, remember to renew your NYSBA and YLS dues for 2021.

Benefits of Serving
As a leader, you will have opportunities to network on a larger scale with the YLS membership, and other Section and Association leaders who are regarded as top experts in their practice areas. You may assist in organizing virtual district programs and events or section-wide initiatives, such as the annual Trial Academy. Most of all, you will serve with a talented group of young attorneys from around the state who help make the transition from law school to practice an easier one for young and newly-admitted attorneys. You will help by enhancing and developing career, professional, and leadership skills; providing opportunities for mentoring and networking with peers and seasoned practitioners; and serving as a champion in the facilitation and resolution of issues common to our membership.

Composition of the Executive Committee
The YLS Executive Committee is comprised of four (4) officers of the Section; one (1) representative and one (1) alternate representative member from each judicial district of New York State; four (4) YLS delegates and (1) YLS alternate delegate to the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates; one (1) YLS delegate from the New York State Bar Association to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates; all chairpersons of the standing committees of the YLS; all liaisons from the YLS to other sections, divisions or committees of the New York State Bar Association; and the Editors of Perspective.

Open Positions
Please note that the following positions are not open to nominations due to the requirements of the Section’s bylaws: Chair, Chair-Elect, Treasurer and House of Delegates – YLS Delegates, Nominating Committee Chair, Bylaws Committee Chair and the Long-Range Planning Committee Chair. The current officers rotate through those positions. The officer positions that are open for nominations include secretary and House of Delegates – YLS Alternate Delegate. It is preferred, but not required that these positions be filled by a member who has previously served in a position on the YLS Executive Committee and is familiar with the Section. Please find the full list of positions here.

Whether you currently serve in a leadership capacity and would like to continue your service, or are a Section member who would like to be considered for a position on the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee for 2021—2022, I invite you to submit a Nomination Form expressing your interest.

If you would like to be considered for one of the elected officer positions (Secretary or Alternate Delegate to the House of Delegates), we ask that you submit a one or two (1-2) paragraph statement, indicating the position you are seeking and your reasons for seeking such position, along with your Nomination Form.

Nominations should be emailed to:
YLS Nominating Committee Chair
Josephine M. Bahn, Esq. at: [email protected]
and cc Amy Jasiewicz at: [email protected]

Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Nomination Forms will be reviewed by the YLS Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will then prepare and vote upon the slate of Nominations. The slate will be presented to the Section members for a vote at the YLS Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

On behalf of the Young Lawyers Section, we would like to encourage you to take advantage of the leadership opportunities available by serving on the YLS Executive Committee.  We look forward to working with you in 2021!

Sincerely,

Michael DiFalco, Esq.
Chair
Young Lawyers Section

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