Welcome to the home of the Young Lawyer Section of the West Virginia State Bar.

All West Virginia State Bar members in good standing who have either been admitted to practice for ten years or less prior to the State Bar’s annual meeting or who are 35 years of age or under are automatically members of the Young Lawyers Section (“YLS”).  The YLS exists to assist new lawyers in making the transition between law school and the practice of law through our Bridge the Gap program, the Practice Handbook and other projects and events held throughout the state.

In addition, the YLS provides a means for personal and professional growth for young lawyers by encouraging participation in the activities of the Bar. The YLS implements and contributes to programs that promote education, leadership and public service. In addition to providing such opportunities for young lawyers, the YLS assists the Bar in its mission to improve the administration of justice and increase the legal services provided to the citizens of West Virginia.  If you have any questions or would like to become more involved with the YLS, please contact your local board member for information.