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.
- A subscription to the YLD's e-newsletter, the TN Young Lawyer. Sent twice a month, the TN Young Lawyer is designed to keep members in the loop on news, events and opportunities to get involved.
- Access to Continuing Legal Education seminars that are of particular interest to young lawyers such as an introduction to ethics, transactional practice and trial 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.