YLC September 2018 Monthly Update
President’s Message

Dear Young Lawyers, I would like to start by sending thoughts and prayers to those recently affected by Hurricane Florence. Although experts agree that we missed the brunt of the storm, Virginians were still forced to deal with tropical storm-like weather, flooding and tornados. The YLC’s Emergency Legal Services Committee (ELS) immediately responded, implementing our Emergency Legal Services Plan so that lawyers around Virginia could readily address the legal needs of those affected communities. Additionally, for the first time, virginia.freelegalanswers.org was able to provide an online platform to provide emergency legal assistance. There currently are volunteer opportunities to provide pro-bono legal services in response to declared disasters as well as to assist with revising and updating certain practice areas in the ELS Manual. If you are interested in assisting, please contact Lauren Parrish at parrish@vsb.org .

This past weekend, the YLC hosted over sixty young lawyer leaders at its annual Leader’s Institute in Richmond, Virginia. Past YLC President and Past ABA President Robert Grey and VSB Immediate Past-President Doris Causey gave inspiring talks on leadership, work-life balance, and the importance of YLC activities. Young lawyer leaders also participated in panels on programming; social media and publications; diversity and inclusion; and, the district representative program. The weekend was an excellent opportunity to brainstorm, collaborate and begin programming work for the bar year. If you are interested in getting involved or becoming a YLC leader in the future, visit our website for more information.
Upcoming Event Dates

YLC Wellness Hike - Oct. 20
YLC Minority Pre-Law Conference (Tidewater)- Oct. 27
YLC Board of Governors Meeting- Nov. 2-3
Wellness Hike in Charlottesville

The YLC Wellness Committee has organized a hike in Charlottesville on October 20 at 10AM. Hikers will ascend the Saunders-Monticello Trail for a beautiful family friendly walk during the autumn season with a visit to Carter’s Mountain Orchard for apple picking to follow.

Please contact Harrison Powell at hpowell@hovplc.com for more information and to register by October 17th.
Star of the Month

Edwin Wu and Crista Gantz are our Stars of the Month for their work as program co-chairs on the Emergency Legal Services Committee. They spearheaded the YLC’s emergency response to Hurricane Florence; implemented our ELS plan; and coordinated our efforts with all necessary contacts and agencies. Their handwork and dedication has resulted in our ability to assist those in need of emergency legal services following the storm. Congratulations Edwin and Crista!
Minority Pre-Law Conference

Are you available to participate in the Logsdon Mentorship Network session on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Regent University Law School from 2:20-3:15PM? It’s an invaluable opportunity for undergraduate students to meet professionals and make lasting professional connections and friendships. Judge Fulton of the Norfolk Circuit Court is the keynote speaker; you can come for the entire program, drop in for lunch and stay, or just come by for the networking session.

Pease email Chanel Gray with questions at cagray@cityofchesapeake.net or ylchroadsconf@gmail.com
SW Virginia District Representatives Needed

The YLC has vacant district representative positions in the 1st, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th districts. If you are interested in serving, or in learning more about this position, please contact Kristopher McClellan at kristopher.mcclellan@gmail.com .
Practice Tips

Practice Tips : Do you need a few tips to assist you in your law practice? Can you give a couple of tips to other young lawyers? Consider our Practice Tips Series, short (500 words maximum) articles designed to show you how to accomplish tasks in the office, guide you through your first action, or provide general advice.  Learn more here . Contact Alex MacDonald ( amac2644@gmail.com ) if you have questions or are interested in submitting an article for consideration.
Annual Meeting Survey

The YLC is interested in your thoughts and suggestions to improve the Annual Meeting experience for our YLC members and their families. We have created a brief survey to gain your insights and sentiments on the Annual Meeting for the purpose of analyzing and presenting our results and recommendations to the YLC Board of Governors and the BAM Committee.

THE LINK TO THE SURVEY IS: https://goo.gl/forms/Eo15bsIoMbLsJfO13

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