Sponsoring activities of interest and value to young lawyers in Michigan; coordinating activities of the various local young lawyer groups in Michigan; cooperating with, and as an integral part of, the State Bar of Michigan; cooperating with the various local bar associations in the State of Michigan, and the American Bar Association, including its Young Lawyers Division, in the promotion of their programs.

Seeking Legal Volunteers To Assist With Disaster Legal Services

President Donald Trump recently declared a state of emergency for Midland, Isabella, Bay, and Gladwin counties due to the severe storm and flooding that occurred in June 2017. The Young Lawyers Section Disaster Legal Services Committee is looking for Michigan attorneys to help implement the Emergency Legal Services Response Plan in response to this declaration. Read More

Annual National Trial Advocacy Competition: October 20–22, 2017

This fall the State Bar of Michigan’s Young Lawyers Section will again host the National Trial Advocacy Competition (NTAC). Consistently drawing some of the best law school teams from across the country, we are looking forward to another great year. This competition is designed for teams of four participants, made up of two advocates and two witnesses. Participants will have an opportunity to perfect their courtroom advocacy skills before judges and practitioners. View the NTAC's rules and registration page for more information.

SCOTUS Bar Admissions Ceremony

The State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section (SBM YLS) is pleased to host a SCOTUS Bar Admissions Ceremony on Monday, November 27, 2017, in Washington DC. Section members are invited to participate in this event. Admission is open to any attorney in good standing who has been in practice at least three years, but space is limited to the first twelve (12) individuals who register. Read More

Breakfast Basics—Handle Your First DUI Case: Saturday, October 14, 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Be Prepared to Answer the Call

Now that you've got a law degree, friends and family have probably started looking to you for help when they or someone they know runs into trouble with a DUI. Are you prepared for these calls and able to handle these cases? Gain the confidence and expertise you need to take on more cases, grow your practice, and build your reputation in the legal community. Read More

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