The Young Lawyer’s Section, of which there is no age limit to join, offers numerous opportunities to participate in activities to meet other lawyers and provide services for the community. Activities include monthly networking happy hours; interaction with the judiciary with a judicial breakfast/luncheon; Past President’s Reception; Adopt-a-School projects; Habitat for Humanity projects; serving lunches at Cafe Joshua, a local homeless shelter and a holiday party for foster children.
In order to be a member of the Young Lawyers Section, you must be a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. If you are not already a member, join now. If you are a member of the PBCBA and want to join the Young Lawyers Section, click here.
2016 – 17 Officers
President: Ashley Ortegas Wilson, President-elect: Andrea Robinson, Secretary: Jack Rice , and Treasurer: Scott Perry
Upcoming Events: (pre-registration is required for all events)
- May 13 – Inaugural Golf Tournament. Unfortunately, the tournament is now sold out.
- May 18 – 5:30 – 7:00 Happy Hour to be held at the Palm Beach Yacht Club. Click here to register
- June 25 – Seventh Annual Fishing Tournament. Click here to register for the tournament.
CLE: Are You Following Proper Procedures During Motion Calendar? Click here (go to the civil trial section and select “Art of Motion Calendar”) to purchase this educational one-hour seminar presented in September 2014 featuring Judges Peter Blanc and Greg Keyser, Learn how to effectively present your case to the Judge. Also included are tips on common mistakes, top 10 pet peeves of the judges, proper procedures and conduct, how to earn respect from the Judge and consequences for not following the rules.
Special Member Benefit to YLS Members Only
The Palm Beach Yacht Club offers a discount to young lawyers (special dues category is valid through 39th birthday). Regular dues for an individual membership is $1375, but this special offer for Young Lawyers (new members only) is $500. To obtain an application for annual membership, please download a copy of the application here.
View YLS interviews on WPEC Channel 12 about Adopt-a-School – School Supply Distribution – on the Bar’s YouTube Channel
To see photos from some of the YLS Events, click the Facebook icon below