Upcoming Events

2017 Region 4 High School Mock Trial Competition
The Jefferson Bar Association is coordinating the 2017 Regional Competition (high school teams are invited to compete from Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, and St. Tammany Parishes). 
There are 18 high school teams from 9 schools registered for this year's Regional Competition, and the JBA is greatly in need of volunteers to act as Presiding and Scoring Judges. There will be 4 rounds and we welcome attorneys to sign up to judge one or more rounds.
Various shifts are available in the morning or afternoon. However, we need the most judges during the two morning rounds. We estimate the first round to start at 8:30 a.m. and the final round to start around 3:30 p.m. We will provide coffee and donuts in the morning and a boxed lunch during the lunch break to our volunteers.
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Location: 24th Judicial District Courthouse, Gretna, LA
Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Various Shifts Available for Volunteers)
If you are interested in volunteering to serve as a presiding judge, scoring judge, or in a non-judging capacity (on-sight registration, score calculator, runner, etc.), please complete the volunteer questionnaire HERE.
Please contact Betty Maury for more information and visit the JBA YLD High School Mock Trial Page.
It is a wonderful opportunity for these high school students, and they cannot compete without your assistance. Any attorney who is concerned that he or she is not qualified to judge a round at the Competition should know that they are, in fact, qualified to judge and will greatly enjoy the experience. Attorneys with substantial litigation experience qualify to serve as a presiding judge. 

2016 Build Day - Rescheduled for Early 2017

The New Orleans Bar Association Young Lawyers Section will have its annual build day with the St. Bernard Project in early 2017.  Though organized by the YLS, lawyers of all ages are welcome to volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please email Kimberly Silas.




YLS Monthly Meetings

  • Typically held the first Tuesday of the month at 12 Noon.
  • There are no meetings scheduled in November or December.  
  • Most meetings are held at the new office of the New Orleans Bar Association, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans. 

Recent Events

On Saturday, January 7th, the YLS held it's Annual Retreat to discuss upcoming events in 2017.



On Sunday, April 17th, 2016, The YLS held the 14th Annual Bar & Grille cooking competition! Click here to view the winners!





On Saturday, April 16th, 2016, The YLS volunteered at the AARP center for the 2016 Legal Fair.






On Thursday, October 22, 2015, the YLS joined the Dallas Young Lawyers Section for a Cheers for Charity happy hour at the Rusty Nail!





On Saturday, November 7, 2015, the YLS had a build day with the St. Bernard Project, an organization that started shortly after Hurricane Katrina. 






The YLS had their annual Golf Tournament on October 9th, which allowed participants to link up with their fellow lawyers, law clerks, and friends on the golf course to support Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, which provides free legal help to poor people in danger of losing the most funamental of human needs.



The Pro-Bowl-O Tournament was held on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Rock ‘n Bowl on Carrollton Ave in New Orleans. Lanes opened at 1 p.m.; play lasted from 1 - 4 p.m.  Ticket purchase includes play time, shoes, and food and drinks during the event.  Prizes for highest individual and team scores as well as best team costume and tackiest pair of bowling shoes. The proceeds went to The Pro Bono Project.





The Dos and Don'ts for Summer Law Clerks was held on June 10th at the NOBA office. Brian Quirk, Conrad Meyer, Cherardy, Sarah C. Wellman were the speakers and offered great insight on everything law clerks wanted to know but were to afraid to ask about summer clerkships, conduct, attire, and etiquette.




FREE Senior Legal Fair Open to the Public! - May 30, 2015

Law Day - May 14, 2015 in Judge Zainey’s courtroom, Eastern District of Louisiana  

YLS Retreat - Saturday, January 24, 2014

Annual Charity Golf Tournament - October 10, 2014

Habitat for Humanity - November 15, 2014

Legalpalooza - September 12, 2014

Legal Fair on October 19, 2014

Pro-Bowl-O 2014 on July 20, 2014

Events for Summer Clerks

Legal Fair on June 7th 

Dos and Don'ts of Summer Clerkships - May 28, 2014

Bar & Grille 2014