The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of New Mexico was formed as a Section in the early 1960's and was known as the Junior Bar. In 1978, the Section became the Young Lawyer Division, which is an affiliate of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA-YLD).
The mission of the Young Lawyers Division is to promote the integrity and respect of the legal profession, provide services and outreach to its members, and support and encourage public service.
All State Bar members in good standing under the age of thirty-six (36), as well as those who have been admitted to the practice of law in any state for five (5) years or less are YLD members.
If you have questions or need further information regarding the YLD, contact Tony Horvat at 797-6033 or via e-mail to email@example.com.
ABA YLD Next Steps Challenge
The State Bar Young Lawyers Division has been selected by the American Bar Association YLD as the runner-up for the 2012-2013 ABA YLD Next Steps Challenge. The YLD has been awarded a $1,000 sub-grant to be used for its diversity initiative and veterans outreach in Indian Country.
In the fall of 2012, Jennifer Broomfield, a licensed social worker, lawyer, and Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist at the New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System (NMVAHCS), approached the SBNM YLD to explore how to expand the pro bono legal services available to military veterans from the State Bar of New Mexico and legal service providers from around the state, and how to partner with other community stakeholders to address clinical recovery and community integration when delivering legal services. The YLD is pleased to announce a formal partnership between the NMVAHCS and State Bar of New Mexico for the purpose of implementing a Veterans Civil Justice Initiative (VCJI) in New Mexico.
The VCJI will expand legal services to military veterans in a big way and improve the quality of legal services the Bar provides to our nation’s veterans. The VCJI will offer veterans a broad range of veteran-specific and non-veteran-specific legal services through a series of monthly clinics to be held at the Raymond G. Murphy Medical Center (VA hospital) in Albuquerque. Click through the hyperlinks below to see a more detailed overview of the VCJI, as well as a cultural competency training offered to our clinic staff. To get involved, e-mail Greg Gambill at firstname.lastname@example.org and Keya Koul at email@example.com.
Understanding Military Culture and Engaging Veterans - Powerpoint Training
Veterans Civil Justice Legal Initiative
YLD Members Needed to Conduct Interviews
The Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of New Mexico is seeking YLD member volunteers who are interested in interviewing an experienced member of the Bar. Volunteers should provide a short proposal regarding the interview they wish to conduct. For those proposals that are accepted, each excerpted interview will form part of a series of interviews to be published in the Bar Bulletin during the coming months. If you are an interested in exploring this project further and you are a member of the YLD, please contact Greg Gambill at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.