COMMITTEE AND SECTION UPDATES Bar Exam Committee: The Bar Exam Committee is looking for volunteers! As we gear up for the February 2020 Bar Exam, we are asking members of the NCBA to sign-up to be mentors to students studying for the upcoming Bar Exam. If you are willing to sign-up as a mentor for the February 2020 Bar Exam session, please fill out the form here. If you have questions about the program, please contact Marissa Meredith or Leila Hicks.
Civic Engagement Committee: The Civic Engagement Committee of the YLD will be hosting a “Pathway to the Judiciary” Panel on December 11, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bar Center in Cary, featuring the following jurists: Court of Appeals Judge Allegra Collins, Fmr. Supreme Court Justice Bob Edmunds, Fmr. Court of Appeals Judge and Supreme Court Justice Robert N. Hunter, Jr., NC Admin. Law Judge Melissa Lassiter, Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway, and Fmr. Court of Appeals Judge Linda Stephens.
The purpose of the Civic Engagement Committee is to involve young lawyers in public life and encourage young attorneys to seek public office or other community leadership positions. Consistent with that goal, this panel will give young lawyers an opportunity to hear from current and former judges at every level of the state bench about pursuing judicial office, whether through appointment or popular election. The judges will provide insight into their careers, educate attendees about the challenges and considerations inherent to the electoral and appointment processes, and offer advice on readying oneself for the bench. Food and refreshments will be provided! If you’re interested in learning more or helping out, contact Kevin Sweat or Bryan Norris for additional information.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee: The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is planning a “Know Your Rights” presentation for middle and high school students at the Durham Boys and Girls Club in November. They plan to educate the students on Miranda Rights. The presentation will be followed by a networking event at Ponysauras in Durham at 6:30, which is open to anyone. For more information, please contact Taylor Dewberry.
GET INVOLVED 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!