September YLD E-Blast


September 12, 2019 | Family Law Section Networking Event | Pinehurst | 5:30 pm

September 13, 2019 | Litigation Networking Event | Raleigh | 5:00 pm

September 18, 2019 | Minorities in the Profession Committee Attorney-Student Networking | Campbell Law School | 5:30-7:30pm

September 26, 2019 | Insurance Law Social Event | Cary | 4:00 pm

October 4, 2019 | Member Social | Winston-Salem | 5:30 pm

October 28, 2019 | Lunch with Law Students | Elon University School of Law | 11:45-1:00pm

October 31, 2019 | Lunch with Law Students | Wake Forest University School of Law | 11:45-1:00pm


Minorities in the Profession Committee: The Minorities in the Profession Committee of the NCBA will host an attorney-student networking social at Campbell Law School in downtown Raleigh on Sept. 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The YLD Diversity & Inclusion Committee encourages all YLD members to join MIP for refreshments and the chance to network with fellow legal professionals and law students. RSVP by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13.

Wellness Committee: The Wellness Committee is going to be featuring the wellness journeys of law students on our blog this year, so if you’re interested in being featured contact Logan or Kevin. Be on the lookout for the first post, coming soon!  The Wellness Committee are planning on a “Love Yourself, Wellness Wednesday” monthlong initiative in February, so any lawyer interested in planning or participating please email Logan and Kevin.

Insurance Law Section:  The Insurance Law Section will have a CLE on January 31, 2019, at the Bar Center in Cary, North Carolina. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., and we will adjourn at 4:15 p.m. The CLE is premised on a back to basics concept for Insurance Law. The topics will include Commercial General Liability and Duty to Defend, Excess and Umbrella Policies and Coverage, and Automobile and Homeowner’s Policies and Coverage, which are just some of the topics. This a great CLE for new lawyers to attend to gain some foundational information about Insurance Law. Stay tuned for more information!


At the YLD’s Fall Quarterly Meeting in Greensboro on August 24, 2019, YLD Chair Cabell Clay announced that Leila Hicks and Marissa Meredith are the YLD Stars of the Quarter for their great work with the Bar Exam Committee. Cabell commended Leila and Marissa for jumping right in as new co-chairs of the committee and, not only aptly planning the annual Bar Exam snack table, but expanding the project to include goodie bags for test takers at the Board of Law Examiners location. Congratulations Leila & Marissa! Great job!


Connect with the YLD on Slack  | SLACK is a collaborative online workspace that encourages our members to stay connected without clogging inboxes with email. It’s a great way to share ideas, ask questions, and learn what the YLD has going on. If you want to learn more about SLACK generally, check out these FAQ’s. We encourage all YLD members to connect with the YLD on SLACK. To register, please click HERE to submit your name and your email. Shortly after you complete the form, you will receive an invitation to formally join the #YLD Channel.

Volunteer with the Young Lawyers Division | We want your talents, energy and viewpoints in the YLD!  Whether your passion is for serving the public, serving the profession, writing articles for publication, improving the administration of justice, building your skills and gaining experience, or helping those in need, we’ve got a role that’s perfect for you!  To get involved and join one of our committees, please review your options and complete this online form. If you have questions about membership or committee participation, please reach out to Administrative Division Director Brooks Jaffa.

Grab a Coffee Program | The Law Student Outreach Committee is looking for volunteers who are willing to get together with current law students over coffee at a location that is convenient for you. This is a great opportunity to connect with a law student and pass on valuable insight you may have about succeeding in law school, passing the bar exam, or entering the practice of law. This is only a one-time commitment of 30 minutes of your time but could have a lasting impact on a student!  If an attorney would like to volunteer, please send Spencer Fritts your name, preferred email address, geographic location, and area of practice to be matched with a student.

Elon and Wake Forest Table Talks | It’s that time of year again! We are looking for volunteers to sign up for an hour during lunch to talk to current law students about your career. 1L students will ask you questions about the type of law you practice and maybe even about classes you took at law school. This is a great way to engage with the law schools. The events will run from 11:45am to 1:00pm and we will be providing lunch for you. Our Elon event will be on Monday, October 28 and the Wake Forest event will be on Thursday, October 31. If interested, please click here.

NCBA Pro Bono Opportunities and Training | Be sure to check out the exciting pro bono opportunities available across the state! Click here for NCBA Volunteer Opportunities.

BarCARES | Check out this 8-minute video that BarCARES has released regarding the benefits of BarCARES to young lawyers and law students.

NCBA Career Center | Our online career center averages between four to seven new North Carolina jobs a week! Job seekers can post their resume online and receive weekly email updates on new postings, and employers with an NCBA membership receive a 15 percent posting discount. Email questions to Tesha Blancett.

E-Blast Ideas? | If you’d like to see additional or new content in the E-Blast Newsletter, email Rachel Matesic – she’d love to hear from you!