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 40 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.
Interested in learning more about the YLD? Call our executive director, Amelia Ambrose at 717-267-2032.
YLD events and meetings are open to all law students, recent graduates and attorneys interested in practicing in Franklin County.
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 is a very worthwhile and important program that helps provide wills, living wills, and powers of attorneys to first responders and veterans.
Please contact us for more information.
The Young Lawyers Division of the Franklin County Bar Association celebrated Law Day with a Mock Trial for county youth on the first Friday of May each year. You can read about our last Law Day event on our News Page. Our next Law Day is Friday, May 7, 2021.