Welcome to the Young Lawyers Conference

We’re proud to be one of four conferences of the Virginia State Bar (Virginia’s mandatory bar for attorneys) dedicated to “young” lawyers. Our more than 7,500 members are Virginia attorneys under 36 years of age or who have been admitted as active, practicing lawyers of their first bar for fewer than three years. We provide leadership opportunities, continuing education, and opportunities to serve the community and the profession.

Active and associate Virginia State Bar lawyers in good standing, age 36 and under, and those admitted to their initial bar for fewer than three years, are automatically members of the Young Lawyers Conference. No additional dues are charged for membership in the YLC. The YLC serves as a voice of Virginia's young lawyers in front of the Virginia State Bar and the American Bar Association. Through our projects, young lawyers participate in governing the Virginia State Bar, serve the profession and the public, and enhance the public awareness of the legal profession.

Conference Liaison

Mallory Ralston
[email protected]
(804) 775-0514

Upcoming Events

Apr 02   |VSB-Sponsored Free and Low-cost CLE Webinars - ongoingVarious, VAWEB12345
Apr 25   |YLC Remote Meditation MeetingVirtual, YLC042524
Apr 26   |Young Lawyers Conference Board MeetingFredericksburg, VAYLC042624
Apr 27   |YLC Fore Everyone Golf ClassicRichmond, VAYLC042724
May 16   |YLC Remote Meditation MeetingVirtual, YLC051624
May 17   |YLC and SHRBA Bench-Bar BreakfastNorfolk, VAYLC051724
May 29   |2024 VSB Annual MeetingVirginia Beach, VA053024AM
Jun 04   |Admission & Orientation CeremonyRichmond, VAYLC060524
Jun 07   |YLC Professional Development ConferenceLive Webinar, YLC060724
Jun 20   |YLC Remote Meditation MeetingVirtual, YLC062024
Jul 07   |Oliver Hill/Samuel Tucker Pre-Law InstituteRichmond, VA070724DV
Jul 25   |YLC Remote Meditation MeetingVirtual, YLC072524
Aug 15   |YLC Remote Meditation MeetingVirtual, YLC081524
Sep 19   |YLC Remote Meditation MeetingVirtual, YLC091924
Oct 17   |YLC Remote Meditation MeetingVirtual, YLC101724
Nov 21   |YLC Remote Meditation MeetingVirtual, YLC112124
Dec 19   |YLC Remote Meditation MeetingVirtual, YLC121924

What's New?

2024 Annual Meeting Registration Is Open

Posted on 3/15/2024
Online registration is open for the 2024 Annual Meeting. The meeting will be in Virginia Beach May 29 – June 1. We hope to see you there!

Alicia Penn Receives 2023 Young Lawyer of the Year Award

Posted on 6/13/2023
Alicia M. Penn has been awarded the 2023 R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year Award by the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference (YLC).

Welcome to the New VSB Website and Member Portal

Posted on 4/3/2023
The Virginia State Bar has just launched a new website and member portal to improve services and access to information for Virginia lawyers and the public. Sign in instructions for the new site included.

Young Lawyers Conference wins four 2021-2022 ABA Awards of Achievement

Posted on 7/20/2022
Competing against bars across the country, the VSB’s Young Lawyers Conference won four Awards of Achievement from the American Bar Association for the 2021-2022 bar year.

Courtney M. Frazier Receives Young Lawyer of the Year Award

Posted on 5/3/2022
Courtney M. Frazier has been awarded the 2022 R. Edwin Burnette Jr. Young Lawyer of the Year Award by the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference.

Latest from Docket Call

Complying with the Automatic Stay

Posted on 4/9/2024
Immediately after filing a bankruptcy petition, debtors are provided one of the most robust and vital protections under the Bankruptcy Code: the automatic stay.

Streamline and Focus

Posted on 4/9/2024
We all have our own unique challenges in our writing craft, but some writing challenges are such a besetting problem in the legal writing process that they merit some focused attention. This article focuses on two.

Meet the Members Featuring YLC Secretary Simone Williams

Posted on 2/23/2024
In the third installment of the Meet the Members video series, YLC Secretary, Simone Williams, shares a little bit about her career path from litigation to in-house and how volunteering with the YLC has benefited her.