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Join us for our upcoming meetings and socials!
Watch for new events to be added below.
For more information contact:

Benjamin S. Thomas
YLS President

Watch for the 2019-2020 Event Calendar TBA!!!


YLS "Pantry Build Day" at Ready for Life (Contact Ben Thomas for details)







August Happy Hour at Copper Shaker - 5:30 to 7:30pm 

September Happy Hour at Fresco's Waterfront Bistro - 5:30 to 7:30pm

Swearing in Ceremony #1 - 3:00pm

YLS Morning at the Courthouse 

Joint Section Happy Hour Social at Trophy Fish - 5:30 to 7:30pm

February Happy Hour at Copper Shaker - 5:30 to 7:30pm

March Happy Hour at PARK & REC - 5:30 to 7:30pm

Swearing in Ceremony #2 at Pinellas County Justice Center - 3:00pm

YLS CLE (Location TBD)










4/26/2019 *

May 2019*


Please refer to the calendar on the home page to
register for upcoming YLS events!


  • 2018-2019 JAVA with the JUDGES (the 3rd Wednesday of the Month at the St. Pete Courthouse). Meet next to the Self Help Center at 8:00AM. No Java with the Judges on September 19 due to Court Holiday, Yom Kippur and no Java with Judges event during November or December. 
    Begins: October 17, 2018...and continuing with: January 16, 2019 ~ February 20, 2019 ~ March 20, 2019 ~ April 17, 2019 ~ May 15, 2019 ~ June 19, 2019

Attention Young Lawyers!

Want to Increase Your Business?
Embrace Diversity!

Reuben Shaffer,
Former Kroger Grocery Co. VP/Chief Diversity Officer

Thursday, May 16, 2019 ~ 4pm to 5pm 
followed by a Networking Social

Presented By: Young Lawyers Section
President Joseph M. Murphy~ Vice-President Benjamin S. Thomas

Sponsored By: The Florida Bar 2019 YLD Diversity Grant

Approved for 1 hr. General CLE Credit, Including 1 hr. Bias Elimination Credit

Appetizers and Drinks Included
$15.00 St. Pete & Clw. Bar Members/Staff 
35.00 Non-Member Attorneys & Staff
REE Law Student Members

Don't Miss this CLE!

CLICK HERE for more information


We hope you’ll check out and bookmark The Florida Bar's YLD Health and Wellness page CLICK HERE. It's FULL of everything you need to keep up with this important initiative. From daily health tips, to humorous stress breaks, to regular wellness challenges, to health and wellness profiles of Florida lawyers and judges . . . this page has it all! Also, check out the 2018 Health & Wellness schedule of Free webinars on the YLD page... and consider a visit The Florida Bar's Health and Wellness Center
CLICK HERE for more great information.


The Florida Bar YLD Legal Accelerator

Over the past several years, the YLD has focused its efforts on providing resources to help new attorneys operate in today’s legal marketplace.  In doing so, the YLD has created substantial content for its members including how-to videos, webinars, basic CLEs, blog posts, and more. The Legal Accelerator aggregates all of this previously existing content into one location. In addition to the existing content, the YLD has filmed approximately 1,000 mentoring videos covering approximately 500 topic areas.  These videos, which continue to be created, have been filmed by over 100 experienced Florida practitioners, including Judges. Click Here to learn more!  Link -

Need Guidance? Check out Lawyers Advising Lawyers!

Through its partnership with the Young Lawyers Division, The Florida Bar has launched a new website, Lawyers Advising Lawyers, featuring a peer-to-peer program giving members across the state access to veteran attorneys who can help answer procedural and substantive legal questions across more than 50 practice areas. Lawyers Advising Lawyers gives experienced attorneys a platform to assist lawyers with issues they have previously dealt with during their career. The program uses technology to provide immediate interaction by phone or email with other lawyers working in different parts of the state. Participating advisors will receive one CLE credit per consultation for a total of five CLE credits per year.
To apply to become a volunteer advisor or for help with a legal question, visit

Considering Going Solo?

Don’t miss out on valuable tips and advice from The Florida Bar
Young Lawyers Division on “How to Start Your Own Law Firm.”
Topics included: Corporate Structure, Office Space,
Trust Accounting, etc. Take the first steps on the road to success!