All members of the WCBA who are currently age 36 or under or who have been practicing law for less than five years (meaning that a law graduate in his or her first five years of practice regardless of age) are automatically members of the YLD. The YLD Board invites all YLD members to serve on one of our committees. The YLD’s 2015 officers and committee chairs are listed below. Please contact secretary/president-elect Brodie Erwin for more information about joining one of our committees. If you would like specific information about a particular committee, please reach out directly to one of the committee chairs.
President: Kathleen Putiri
Chris Dozier & Julie Cronin
Chairs: Toni Peck & Jonathan Melton
Chairs: Elizabeth Timmermans & Jane Paksoy
Chairs: Meredith Cross & Lauren Golden
Services Chairs: Allen Thomas & David Senter
Services Committee Chair: Sam Fleder
Committee Chair: Chris Anglin
Committee Chair: Brodie Erwin
Committee Chair: Jena Edelman
Ask-A-Lawyer Committee: plans the annual Ask-A-Lawyer event at Crabtree Valley Mall. This free event offers members of the community an opportunity to have their legal questions answered, learn how the court system works, or be referred to a state or legal organization that might be able to help them, all free of charge. Volunteers are needed in all practice areas.
Disaster Legal Services Committee: works with the NCBA-YLD Disaster Legal Services Committee to provide basic legal advice to disaster victims who have no access to an attorney.
Silent Partners Committee: seeks to pair up newly-admitted attorneys with experienced attorneys in the area who will serve as mentors.
Bridge-The-Gap Committee: conducts a program each fall for new lawyers in the area in order to acquaint them with local practice through presentations by various court personnel and judges.
Summer Programs Committee: organizes the annual orientation program for law students who are serving as summer clerks in Wake County.
Swearing-In Ceremony Committee: helps organize the swearing-in ceremonies each spring and fall and provides sponsors for presenting the candidates to the Court.
Clothing Drive Committee: plans the largest public service project sponsored by the WCBA-YLD. The Annual clothing drive occurs in early December.
Food & Funds Drive Committee: organizes the annual Food & Funds Drive benefiting the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.
Education Committee: coordinates the Big Bad Wolf Program, which teaches elementary school students about our government and our legal system.
Poverty Issues Committee: works to help provide legal seminars on landlord/tenant, criminal and family law at The Healing Place, a shelter that provides a detoxification and rehabilitation program for homeless men.
To join simply join the WCBA and
you will automatically become a member of the WCBA-YLD.