Logo 2.2 The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Franklin County Bar Association (FCBA) is comprised of all lawyers who have been admitted to the practice of law for 5 years or less or who are 38 years old or younger.  Lawyers who join the FCBA and meet the criteria automatically become members of the YLD without paying any additional dues.  The YLD provides young lawyers with a means of gaining broader participation in bar committees, in bar activities and a way to socialize with colleagues of similar age.




YLD Officers


Nicole Sipe


Nicole Sipe is the YLD Chair for 2017. She is the managing attorney at MidPenn Legal Services in Chamberburg, PA. She has been practicing in Franklin County since 2014.




Brandon Copeland


Brandon Copeland is the YLD Vice Chair for 2017. He is an attorney at MidPenn Legal Services in Chamberburg, PA. He has been practicing in Franklin County since 2013.






Nichole Vito is the YLD Secretary for 2017. She is an Assistant District Attorney of the 39th Judicial District. She has been practicing in Franklin County since 2016.




YLD Activities and Events

The YLD is actively involved in the Franklin County community through various projects.   The YLD participates annually in the Heart Walk, the Race Against Poverty and in Juror Appreciation Day.  One of the most enjoyable events sponsored by the YLD each year is Law Day, which involves a mock trial with YLD members acting as prosecutors, defense counsel, defendant(s) and witnesses and middle school students acting as jurors.

The YLD also provides various ways for members to socialize with one another.  The YLD meets the first Friday of every month at 12pm in the Cosentino Conference Room of the Law Library.  Meetings usually last an hour and lunch is provided.  The YLD also sponsors Happy Hours throughout the year and coordinates other activities such as attending a Hershey Bears Hockey game or joining a PBA Zone 3 caravan.


Wills for Heroes

Our Wills for Heroes event will be held on Saturday, May 6th 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please see below for the volunteer slots we need to fill. The mandatory training for all the preparer volunteers will be held 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Please contact the FCBA office to volunteer.