Young Lawyers Division of the CBA

The purposes of Young Lawyers Division shall be to promote a better understanding of the law and the legal profession to the general public; to sponsor community, educational and professional programs for the general public and the legal profession; and to encourage fellowship among the young lawyers of Hamilton County, Tennessee.  All licensed attorneys of Hamilton County, Tennessee, who are members of the Chattanooga Bar Association and who are under 36 years of age, or within the first five years of their practice of law, shall be eligible for membership in this organization.  

The YLD hosts social events after hours for networking purposes, including socials to welcome summer interns from various firms, and events to highlight local venues, events, such as Lookouts. The Fall social benefits CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates – held in November.  CASA for Children is a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.  

In February of every year, the YLD hosts the High School Mock Trial Competition.  Mock Trial Competition involves students to take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses and present their case against teams from other schools. It has been running annually since 1991 with regional tournaments and the national finals.

If you would like to be part of the YLD, contact the CBA Office at 602-9430. 
You can follow the YLD on Facebook @ Chattanooga Bar Association YLD;
Twitter @ChattBarYLD; or
Instagram@ chattbaryld.