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Young Lawyers Section


About the Young Lawyers Section
The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Monroe County Bar Association is dedicated to community service, education, and social activities within and outside of the bar for young attorneys in the Greater Rochester Area

Community Service and volunteering work includes working with Rochester Teen Court, by serving as mediators in an alternative sentencing system for non-violent youth offenders, as well as hosting an Annual Silent Auction to benefit Teen Court. The YLS also volunteers in Reentry Court in the District Court, W.D.N.Y., which assists in the reintegration of federal prison releases in order to reduce recidivism.

The YLS hosts a number of Continuing Legal Education programs each year with a focus on topics of special interests to young attorneys, including developing skills.

The YLS hosts regular social events and activities, including with other sections of the bar and other young professional organizations. These include a YLS volleyball team at Hot Shots, a kickball team, Post-Holiday Happy Hour, Newly Admitted Attorney Event, Curling for a Cure and more.  The YLS also volunteers and has participated in Barktoberfest at Lollypop Farms and the Tour de Cure.

Numerous YLS members have won recognition and awards over the past year.  Congratulations to our Forty Under 40 recipients, Emerging Bar Leader, Up & Coming Attorneys, and to James Paulino, Esq. who was selected as the 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer by the New York State Bar Association.

Interested in Joining?  Find out more about Membership

Jennifer A. Lunsford

Board Member Profiles

MCBA Staff Liaison
Merritt Smith