Dear Colleagues,

Fall is almost here, and the YLC provides many opportunities to get involved this season.

In late October, in collaboration with the VBA Young Lawyers Division and the Governor's Office, the YLC is hosting a Wills for Heroes Program to provide free basic estate planning help for Virginia State Police and Capitol Police – a great opportunity to gain experience while helping our first responders.

I also hope to see you at one of our many mentoring opportunities, CLEs, and events. If you are interested in becoming involved with the YLC, please fill out this interest form , and we will contact you soon.

Farnaz F. Thompson
Upcoming YLC Events

September 26 or 27: Mentorship CLE Video Replays
October 24 or 25: Wills for Heroes Training CLE
October 28 or 29: Wills for Heroes Program
October 29: Bench-Bar Dinner
Mentorship CLE for
Virginia Lawyers
Video Replays
In case you missed the live program, Virginia CLE is offering video replays on September 26 and 27 across the state. This CLE demonstrates how a mentorship can add value to your practice, the mutual benefits of a mentorship, and how to get involved as a mentor or mentee through the VSB.
Minority Pre-Law Conference
Saturday, October 12
William and Mary Law School

The  Minority Pre-Law Conference Hampton Roads  needs you! The program encourages and supports minorities in applying to law school and obtaining financial aid. It's free and open to the public.

Volunteers are needed to spread the word about the event, for set-up and break-down, to assist participants and escort panelists, and to participate during mentorship networking from 11:20 – 11:50 am.  Email the organizers to volunteer for this fun and rewarding event.
A Day in General Practice
Wednesday, October 16
University of Richmond

Co-sponsored by the General Practice Section, this CLE brings together experienced judges and lawyers for a day of practice tips and real-life essentials. It offers 7.0 hours (2.0 Ethics) pending, for $85. Members of the VSB General Practice Section receive a $20 discount with the code GPCLE. View the agenda and register .
Wills for Heroes in Richmond
Sponsored by the Governor's Office
October 28 & 29
The Wills for Heroes Program provides free basic estate planning documents to first responders and their spouses, which are prepared by volunteer attorneys using the "HotDocs" document assembly program. All Virginia-licensed attorneys are encouraged to participate. NO estate planning experience is necessary!

RSVP by October 15 for a mandatory volunteer training ( 1.5 hours CLE pending ) and to specify your preferred shift(s) for October 28 or 29.
Bench-Bar Dinner
Tuesday, October 29

This year’s Bench-Bar Dinner will honor over 40 newly elected or elevated female and minority judges in Virginia. You are invited to celebrate the honorees on October 29 at the Hilton Downtown Richmond Hotel at 6:00 pm.

Dinner is included with your ticket purchase and will feature keynote speaker the Honorable Roderick C. Young. Seating will be limited, so register early to secure your space! Or consider volunteering to help the YLC host this event.
YLC Distinguished Attorneys for August
The Young Lawyers Conference would like to recognize Lindsay Powell and Brittney Sandler who helped form the YLC Mentorship Network in collaboration with the Senior Lawyers Conference. The network gives experienced attorneys the opportunity to serve as mentors and gives young lawyers the opportunity to benefit from the wisdom of more experienced attorneys. We would like to thank Lindsay and Brittney for making this opportunity possible!
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