Young Lawyers Section


Young Lawyers Section Executive Council 2019-20


Chair – Kimberly R. Silas

Chair Elect – Ashley J. Becnel

Vice Chair – Eric W. Sella

Secretary – Cassie P. Gailmor

Treasurer Gerard J. Gaudet

Past Chair – Kelly E. Brilleaux

Council Members

Christine M. Calogero
Jennifer Gordon Lampton
Gary W. Johnson
Katherine L. Swartout
R. Ethan Zubic

What is the Young Lawyers Section (YLS)? 
The New Orleans Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section (YLS)  is where new lawyers get to know one another and the local legal community, network with experienced professionals, and offer valuable community service in the New Orleans area. YLS programs are diverse and underscore a commitment to professional development and service...while having a great time! There's always something happening with the YLS! 

How to Get Involved?

Each month the Young Lawyers Section meets to plan and discuss upcoming events and activities. For information on joining the Young Lawyers Section, please contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or e-mail Briana Nelms.

When Are the YLS Meetings?

The first Tuesday of every month!

What Are the YLS Programs and Events?

Bar & Grille, the Law Firm Cooking Competition
Approach the Bench FREE CLE Seminars
Big Easy Bootcamp sm CLE for New Admittees and Reception
Dos & Don'ts for Summer Law Clerks
Law Day
Legal Fair for the Community
Naturalization Ceremonies
Habitat for Humanity
Procrastinators' Programs sm, CLE By Young Lawyers, for Young Lawyers
Social Events
YLS Bench Bar Conference Committee


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