Apply for the 2013 – 2014 YLD Scholarship Program – Application Deadline is April 1, 2013

Apply for a 2013 – 2014 YLD Scholarship today! The Scholarship Program provides partial conference funding and an opportunity to become more involved in the Division. Scholarship categories include: General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Practitioners; Government, Public Sector and Military Lawyers; and Minorities in the Profession. The Application deadline is April 1, 2013.

To be eligible, a scholar must be a “young lawyer,” which is defined as any licensed attorney who is under the age of thirty-six or who has been licensed for no more than five years at the start of the scholarship year (September 1). Applicants for this scholarship program should be ABA YLD-eligible lawyers who fall within at least one of the scholarship areas. There is no requirement that applicants be presently involved with a local ABA YLD affiliate. Although applications will be accepted from non-ABA members, any person chosen as a scholarship recipient must be an ABA member before receiving assistance. In addition, anyone receiving a scholarship must be present at all three funded conferences.

Visit the YLD website for more information and a link to the online application. If you have questions please contact YLD Staff Member Renee Lugo.

The Division is committed to assuring it is best able to represent the newest members of the profession, ensuring that it reflects the society it serves, and providing young lawyers and young lawyer organizations with the tools and opportunities for professional and personal success. Individual membership is open to American Bar Association members under 36 years old or admitted to practice for five years or less. Affiliate membership is open to young lawyer organizations and special interest bars. There are no additional membership dues.