Young Lawyers Division

The YLD is a dynamic community and professional service organization of the State Bar of Arizona, specifically created for new lawyers who are under thirty-seven (37) years of age or have been in practice for five (5) years or less. Presently, the Division has approximately 4,000 active members in the state, which constitutes nearly 28% of the total in-state active Bar membership. With a membership this large, you may be asking yourself, "How do I get involved?" The answer is simple... join a YLD committee! Reach out to the YLD president for information. To view board member contact information, click here.

The YLD recently completed work on a Disaster Assistance Manual which, according to the manual's introduction, "was created to equip volunteer attorneys with the information they need to effectively provide pro bono services following a disaster. The manual may be read quickly and we encourage you to read the document in its entirety to familiarize yourself with the Young Lawyers Division's volunteer program."

Fastcase (Free online legal research)

Do you need tips on how to use Fastcase, your free member benefit?  Fastcase offers free tutorials, and has a staff of reference librarians to help you form better search queries.  Check out their tutorial schedule and resources.

Practice 2.0 - Practice Management Help

Whether you are just setting up your practice (alone or with others) or are now trying to grow your practice, make improvements or just have it run more efficiently, Practice 2.0, the Bar's practice management advice program, is here for you.  Click here to check out our resources, forms, practice tools and more.  Then call us at 602-340-7332 for our advice line or to book a consultation by phone or in person.

Networking Events

Social nights are held about once a month at various locations throughout the valley. This is a great opportunity for new members to network with experienced lawyers, sister organizations, and corporate sponsors. To view upcoming events, click here.

Pro Bono Service

Members of the State Bar of Arizona Young Lawyers Division give an exceptional amount of time and energy to pro bono legal services and other volunteer opportunities in Arizona.

Financial Wellness: Videos for Newer Lawyers

NEW! Tips for Managing Debt - New to the practice of law? Do you have law school debt? For some tips to get (and keep) you on the right track, please check out this video. (It's not CLE, but this information will help you!)

NEW! Bring Balance to Your Budget - Struggling with balancing your day-to-day needs with paying off law school debt? Check out these (non-CLE) videos: Part One & Part Two.

For more information about the YLD, please contact:

Sarah Schneider
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266