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The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is a network of BAMSL lawyers interested in career advancement, public service, leadership training, and social interaction with lawyers of all ages. All members of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis 36 years old or younger or who are within five years of their first bar admission automatically become members of YLD. Law student members also automatically become members of YLD.



Shown above and to the right, seasoned attorneys and new lawyers meet for an evening mentoring session at the Bar Center. The gathering allowed everyone to share challenges and solutions faced as a young lawyer and working to climb the ladder in their practice. See full photo gallery of this event HERE.


The YLD provides programs and services responsive to the needs of the Bar and the St. Louis community. YLD is governed by an executive committee of young lawyers elected by the YLD membership every year, along with committee chairs appointed by the YLD chairperson, and is an active affiliate of the YLD of the American Bar Association and the Young Lawyers’ Section (YLS) of The Missouri Bar.

Members perform valuable service projects for those in need in the St. Louis community. Several YLD public service programs have received national and statewide recognition, while assisting elderly, young, disabled, homeless, abused, and terminally ill individuals and groups. The YLD assists lawyers in adapting to the ever-changing and demanding legal profession by offering opportunities to remain updated on new laws and pertinent issues facing the legal profession through Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars. Members may also serve as faculty for CLE seminars; develop leadership skills through participation in YLD and BAMSL committees; plan and participate in public service projects throughout the community; and network with attorneys of all ages by attending social events.




The YLD recently offered a free golf lesson event at Golfport in preparation for BAMSL's annual golf outing.


Shown above: Dale Boggs, golf pro (left) with some YLD Members ready to improve their game.

Left: YLD members getting pointers from the golf pro. 


You can view the directory of 2015-2016 YLD Board Members HERE.



An important community service that the YLD provides is the BAMSL-Fox 2 Call-A-Lawyer program, an important service that assists those who many have a legal issue, but aren't sure what to do next. Volunteers are needed to help man the phones on the third Tuesday of each month. Please contact either  Kayt Kopen at or Lindsay McClure-Hartman at to volunteer on one or more nights in the upcoming months.

Participating in YLD activities and committees is an excellent way to strengthen leadership skills and network with other lawyers, judges, and leaders in the community. Want to get involved? Have a question? Email the 2015-2016 YLD Chair, Jessica M. Mendez HERE.


Visit the Missouri Bar YLS web page HERE.

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