The State Bar Association of North Dakota Fall 2014 Gavel Magazine - Page 24

YOUNG LAWYER SHOWCASE As we head in to fall, the North Dakota Young Lawyers Section (YLS) is continuing to develop programming that not only supports young lawyers in the State, but also encourages them to become involved in their local communities. In order to accomplish these objectives, YLS is in the process of planning several exciting events, including “Feed Your Community,” Wills for Heroes, webinars, and social events. Last year YLS partnered with the Great Plains Food Bank and hosted a state-wide food and fund drive called “Feed Your Community.” This event was largely successful and due to that, the Community Service Committee has initiated plans to once again partner with the Great Plains Food Bank to host “Feed Your Community.” This is a fantastic way to get involved with your local community and fight to end hunger in North Dakota! Information on how to get involved will be provided as this event nears. Wills for Heroes is a program that provides essential legal documents free of charge to first responders. YLS is hoping to expand this program to include Veterans. The documents provided include wills, living wills, and powers of attorney. This event is still in the planning stages, but it is tentatively scheduled to be held soon. The YLS Education and Professionalism Committee will continue to host webinars this fall. Young lawyers, as well as other licensed attorneys, are invited to participate in the webinars. Please be on the lookout for information on the upcoming webinars. YLS will continue to host different social events, such as luncheons or after work gatherings. The last luncheon was tentatively scheduled for late October. Once a date is determined an email will be sent out with specific details. Contact Jennifer Albaugh, YLS President-Elect, at Jennifer_ Albaugh@ndd.uscourts.gov to recommend young lawyers for a future showcase or to get involved in the YLS. 24 THE GAVEL