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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 5 years of their first bar admission automatically become members of YLD. Law student members also automatically become members of YLD.


We provide 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. 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.

In addition, planning and participating in the numerous YLD activities and committees is an excellent way to strengthen leadership skills and network with lawyers, judges, and leaders in the community. Want to get involved? Have a question? Email Michael Hart HERE.


Jasen Sengheiser, photo at left, YLD member, named Outstanding Young Lawyer for 2014 by the American Bar Association, and honored on the February 2014 cover of the St. Louis Lawyer.


Find out more about YLD initiatives and activities

Download a nomination form for the 2013 John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award here.


Find out about our upcoming Bench & Bar Professional Conference including the YLD bus and more here.


Visit the Missouri Bar YLS web page here.

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