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Young Lawyers Division

The Young Lawyers Division has been strengthened over the years through guidance by the State Bar of Georgia, its Executive Committee and Board of Directors, the Supreme Court, and through dedicated service rendered by its members. In keeping with its motto of "working for the profession and the public," the YLD more than 30 hard-working committees that provide service to the public, the profession and the Bar through an array of projects and programs. Through the years, the YLD has also gained national recognition by winning several American Bar Association awards for its projects and publications.

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YLD News

  • The YLD is on Facebook! Like the YLD!
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  • The Linley Jones Firm, P.C. is proud to support the 100th anniversary of the first woman licensed to practice law in Georgia as a Women Lawyers Champion of the Women in the Profession Committee. The Daily Report is proud to support this commemorative year as a Women Lawyers Champion media sponsor. Save the date for the Women Lawyers Retreat Oct. 6-9 in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
  • Join us for the YLD Fall Meeting in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 3-6, at Disney's Yacht Club Resort. A brochure with details about the meeting will be available shortly. If you are interested in purchasing discounted tickets to Disney Theme Parks, you can do so at this time by visiting the website.

Georgia's Women Lawyers 100th Anniversary Celebration

Please join the YLD Women in the Profession Committee for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the first woman to be licensed to practice law in Georgia, at the Bar Center on Aug. 24. The evening includes a short commemorative film, refreshments, a dramatic reading and an exhibit documenting the achievements of women lawyers in Georgia since the Supreme Court of Georgia decision in Ex Parte Hale and An Act to Permit Females to Practice Law in 1916. Professionalism CLE credit pending approval. Visit the website to for more information and to register.

Portia Bill Battle Royal: Women’s Legal History Competition

Join the Women in the Profession Committee's friendly competition to learn about the 1916 Act to Permit Females to Practice Law, known as the "Portia Bill," and the contributions of Georgia's women lawyers. Win prizes from Tiffany, Porsche, Kate Spade and more. Visit the website to learn more and to register.

Succession Planning Pilot Program

The Succession Planning Pilot Program seeks to connect Georgia attorneys who intend to transition out of full-time practice with new attorneys and recent graduates who may be interested in succeeding the attorney. Eligible participants include licensed attorneys and new attorneys graduating from law school during the prior three years, but may be expanded depending on needs. If you have questions about this program or prefer to phone in your information, please contact Stephanie Powell at 478-301-2615 or careerservices@law.mercer.edu. Download the form.

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Department Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Danielle Buteau Administrative Assistant 404-526-8607 danielleb@gabar.orgdanielleb@gabar.org
Mary McAfee Director 404-527-8778 marym@gabar.orgmarym@gabar.org

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