Young Lawyers Section


Young Lawyers Section Executive Council 2020-21


Chair – Ashley J. Becnel

Chair-Elect – Eric Winder Sella

Vice-Chair – Cassie P. Gailmor

Secretary – Gerard J. Gaudet

Treasurer Katherine L. Swartout

Past Chair – Kimberly R. Silas

Council Members

Taylor M. Burnham
Gary W. Johnson
Jennifer Gordon Lampton
Cayce C. Peterson
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 at 12:00 pm of every month! The meetings are via Zoom. Email Briana Nelms for Zoom link.

October 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm

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
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
YLS Virtual 5k


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