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WELCOME TO THE
YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION


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
bthomas@civllit.com
727-894-3535




2019-2020 YLS EVENT CALENDAR

EVENT 

YLS "Pantry Build Day" at Ready for Life

YLS Planning Committee Happy Hour at Copper Shaker - 5:30 to 7:30pm 

YLS Beach Cleanup at Pass-a-Grille - 9am to 11am - followed by a Happy Hour

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

YLS Morning at the Courthouse & Meet the Judges Luncheon - tentative

YLS Lions Club Eyeglass Drive - Details TBD

YLS Technology Roadshow hosted by The Florida Bar followed by a Happy Hour

Spring Swearing in Ceremony at St. Petersburg Judicial Bldg. - 3:00pm - tentative

      

DATE OF EVENT

7/20/2019

8/22/2019

9/21/2019

9/27/2019

11/1/2019

10/2019          

1/2020

4/24/2020 *

This year YLS will be hosting monthly community projects (TBD).
Watch for details on this page or the event calendar of the
St. Pete Bar website. To go directly to the calendar to register
CLICK HERE. Please remember to login in to your
profile for ease in registering!
  
         

RECURRING EVENTS

  • 2019-2020 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 Java with Judges event during the months of November or December. 
    Begins: September 18, 2019...and continuing with: October 16, 2019 ~ January 15, 2020 ~ February 19, 2020 ~ March 18, 2020 ~ April 15, 2020 ~ May 20, 2020 ~ June 17, 2020
     


YLS Beach Cleanup!

Come join the St. Petersburg Bar Young Lawyers Section and Stetson Law’s Environmental Law Society to help beautify one of our local beaches! Everyone welcome! Supplies graciously provided by Keep Pinellas Beautiful.

Date:
 Saturday, September 21st


Time: 9am-11am; YLS Happy Hour to follow

Location: Meet at Paradise Grille, 900 Gulf Way on Pass-a-Grille Beach

RSVP: In order to confirm the number of supplies needed, rsvp with YLS President Ben Thomas at bthormas@civillit.com or to register on the St. Pete Bar web calendar Click Here.

   


HEALTH and WELLNESS


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 - https://flayld.org/about-us/newsletter/yld-unveils-newest-member-benefit-legal-accelerator-website/


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 http://lawyersadvisinglawyers.com/
 


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!
(Website: http://startmyfloridalawfirm.com/
)