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YLD Mission/Member Benefits
The mission of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, as the state organization of young lawyers, is to provide leadership in serving the public and the profession and to promote excellence and fulfillment in the practice of law.
Members of the Tennessee Bar Association automatically become members of the Young Lawyers Division if they are under the age of 36 or have been licensed to practice law for five years or less. There are no additional dues to pay. Benefits include:
- A subscription to the Tennessee Young Lawyer, the division's quarterly publication, which contains standing columns and features, as well as substantive legal articles on issues of interest to young lawyers.
- A subscription to the YLD's e-newsletter E-DICT. Sent each month, E-DICT is designed to keep members in the loop on recent happenings through a more informal medium.
- Access to Continuing Legal Education seminars that are of particular interest to young lawyers such as an introduction to ethics and Tennessee's disciplinary system, introduction to trial practice and introduction to transactional practice.
- Opportunities to network with more senior attorneys in the state at local receptions and leadership seminars.
- Opportunities to make a difference through public service. The YLD organizes the state high school mock trial competition, law day activities in the schools, other law related education programs and public service projects around the state.
- Access to TBAJobLink, a free job and resume posting site.
- Opportunities to interact with other young lawyers in the state, exchange ideas and experiences, and debate legal and life issues of importance through a variety of activities and events.