The Young Lawyers Division hosted a speed networking event for
new admittees on Feb. 11 at the Massachusetts Bar Association's
Boston office, pairing new attorneys with mentors. The session was
followed by a wine and cheese reception.
About 40 new admittees attended the free event, which was
advertised in handouts at the swearing-in ceremonies for newly
admitted attorneys. YLD also helped provide thumb drives in the MBA
welcome packets handed out at the swearing-in ceremonies. The thumb
drives included several video presentations, including an
electronic version of the "Traps for the Unwary" program.
Members of the YLD Executive Board attended the networking event
along with other MBA leaders, including President Valerie A.
Yarashus and Vice President Douglas K. Sheff.
"I think this was an excellent event that gave new attorneys an
opportunity to interact with seasoned attorneys in an informal
setting," said YLD Chair David S. Bradley. "The event was a great
success and I look forward to holding these types of events in the
future. These events are exactly why people should join the Mass.
Bar and the YLD."
YLD is hosting a series of open meetings designed to help new
attorneys make the transition from law school to law practice over
the next several months. On Thursday, March 18, YLD will host a
"View from the Bench" presentation at the MBA's Boston office where
judges will discuss what young lawyers do and don't do well.