YLD January E-Blast

January 23, 2020 |  Diversity & Inclusion Mixer | Greensboro | 5:30 pm
January 23, 2020 |  Law Student Division Networking Reception | Cary | 5:00 pm
February 5, 2020 |  YLD Wellness Flywheel Class & Happy Hour | Charlotte | 6:45 pm
February 20, 2020 |  “From Attorney to Elected Official” Panel | Charlotte | 6:00 pm


Wellness Committee: The Wellness Committee is hosting a free spin class at Flywheel in Charlotte on February 5, 2020. This event will be part of a statewide initiative promoting the wellness of young attorneys across the state throughout the month of February. Events will be held in Asheville, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh throughout February, stay on the lookout for more updates. A networking hour will follow (details forthcoming) at Leroy Fox after the spin class. Also, attendees of the spin class will be entered into a raffle for a $125 gift card to Flywheel. Space is limited, so sign up here.

Civic Engagement Committee: The Civic Engagement Committee of the YLD will be hosting a “From Attorney to Elected Official” panel on February 20, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Resident Culture Brewing Company in Charlotte.  The panel will feature current and former elected and appointed officials who have also served as attorneys, both in private and government practice. Our panelists will share their advice, guidance and perspective on running for office as an attorney and how to best use one’s legal training to engage their communities and stand as a representative of their peers. The goal of the panel is to provide young lawyers with insight and encouragement to become involved in local, state, and national politics, as well as the advantages of being an attorney in such roles.

We encourage any and all young lawyers to attend the panel and network with fellow attorneys at one of Charlotte’s best local brewery.

The Civic Engagement Committee would like to thank the Allan B. Head Fund for Leadership, Professionalism and Service of the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment for their assistance and support of this event and the efforts of our committee. Additionally, special thanks to Troutman Sanders, LLP, for their generous donation and underwriting of the Charlotte panel. If you have any questions about the panel, please contact Kevin G. Sweat or Bryan Norris, co-chairs of the Civic Engagement Committee.

Law Day: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The Law Week Committee is looking for attorneys to volunteer for the NCBA 2020 Law Day Semifinal Moot Court Competition on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at North Carolina Central School of Law in Durham. We are in need of judges and timekeepers. There will be a morning session (8:30 am to 12:00 pm) and an afternoon session (12:45 to 3:45). To volunteer, please send an email to Sidney Thomas, Marissa Meredith, and Andrew Atkins. Please indicate which session you are available for.

Brewing for the Greater Good: The YLD is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Brewing for the Greater Good Series again this year to benefit the North Carolina Bar Foundation. These events, hosted in cities across North Carolina, are an opportunity to bring together area YLD and NCBA members – their family and friends – at local breweries for fun, fellowship and philanthropy. The YLD has long been the volunteer force behind the Foundation’s pro bono and public service programs. The NC Bar Foundation would like to thank the YLD for their ongoing support and share how the outreach of the YLD is impacting the people and communities of North Carolina. Save the date for our first event: April 15, 2020.


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.

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!