CYLA is the nation's largest association of young lawyers. A young lawyer has been in practice for five years or less or is 36 years old or younger.
CYLA has a history of zealously advocating issues important to its membership before the Board of Trustees. CYLA offers lawyers and new practitioners the best opportunity for involvement in our profession and for participating in public service at the state and local levels.
If you want to learn about current State Bar of California policies the CYLA Board of Directors is working on, you may contact one of the CYLA Board of Directors representatives in your area.
The State Bar's Conference of Barristers was created in 1965 by the State Bar's Board of Trustees. The class="anchor" name was changed to the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) in 1977-78. The 2016-2017 Board is chaired by Kyle Nageotte, Associate at Littler Mendelson, practicing in employment litigation.
We have been expanding CYLA's educational programs geared for new attorneys, creating more networking opportunities, and reaching out to the membership. For more information, contact CYLA.
The Sections of The State Bar of California are pleased to present the 2017 Sections Convention – a networking and learning opportunity planned especially for California attorneys and legal professionals.
Sections ConventionFriday-Saturday, August 18-19, 2017Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Spa
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
You can now register online for this program.
This inaugural event is the new platform for the State Bar Sections’ stellar programs and events previously offered at The State Bar of California Annual Meeting.
Award Presentations and Receptions | Breakfast and Luncheon Events |
Program Partners |Schedule for Friday | Schedule for Saturday |
Hotel and Travel |Essential Information | Printable Brochure |
Mail / Fax Reg. Form | Register Online
Complete Information About the Sections Convention
Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time
The California Young Lawyers Association (“CYLA”), a Committee of the State Bar of California, annually confers the Jack Berman Award of Achievement. This award recognizes a new or young lawyer for distinguished service to the public, the judiciary, or the legal profession.
The State Bar of California established this prestigious award in 1992 in memory of Jack Berman. Mr. Berman was a young attorney who performed outstanding service to both the public and profession before he tragically died in a shooting in San Francisco. The Award honors his dedicated service to issues of concern to the profession, especially to its young lawyers.
For more information, please review the Award Guidelines and Nomination Form. For information about past recipients, see Jack Berman Award of Achievement.
Early career support can help get your dream job as a new attorney!
Learn about new career support workshops specifically geared to help young lawyers with the challenges of finding opportunities in the tough California job market while often struggling to pay back extraordinary student loan debt.
See www.legalcareerresources.com, a project of the California Young Lawyers Association and the Transition Assistance Services of The State Bar of California.
The California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) offers many educational programs. We are proud to introduce the 10 Minute Mentor video series
This series of short videos feature leading attorneys in their area of practice - providing 10 minutes of mentoring on a particular topic.
These videos are foundational in nature and designed to point you toward valuable resources within The State Bar.
These videos are completely free of charge and should you want to learn more - some of them are also available as a full length Continuing Legal Education (CLE).
We hope you enjoy these videos and we appreciate your continued support of CYLA.
All California attorneys who are in their first five years of practice or are 36 years of age or younger are AUTOMATICALLY members of CYLA. No separate membership fee is required. Membership in CYLA is a benefit provided as a result of your status as a newer member of the State Bar of California.
One-Year Membership in the Section of Your Choice - On Us!
The Sections are offering new members of the Bar a complimentary membership in the State Bar Section of your choice for 2016. See below for descriptions of the various Sections and links to their Web sites.
Note: This offer applies only to New Admittees admitted within one year.
You have the option of joining additional Sections for the standard membership fees -- up to $95 value HERE.
Social media, anyone? The California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) now has its own page on Facebook and our Twitter account @calbarCYLA, where we can keep you up-to-date on our latest news and events. And the Sections & CYLA have a new presence on LinkedIn.
We're also looking forward to interacting with a wider community, and reaching out to people who are not currently members.
We invite you to "Like" us and follow our "Tweets"!