The Young Lawyers Section provides
education, information, and analysis about issues of concern through meetings,
seminars, this site, public service programs, and publication of a
The YLS bylaws provide that the objectives and purposes of the YLS "shall be
to sponsor and carry on activities of particular interest and value to young
lawyers in Michigan; to coordinate activities of the various local young lawyer
groups in Michigan; to cooperate fully with, and as an integral part of, the
State Bar of Michigan; and to cooperate 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."
Founded in 1940, the YLS is the oldest and second largest section of the
State Bar of Michigan. The YLS began as the "Junior Bar of Michigan." In 1961,
its name was changed to the Young Lawyers Section.
Membership in the YLS is automatic for every member in good standing of the
State Bar of Michigan who is under the age of thirty-six or who has been
admitted to practice for five years or less, whichever period is greater.
Statements made on behalf of the YLS do not necessarily reflect the views of
the State Bar of Michigan.