YLD Committee Preference Form

The committees of the Young Lawyers Division are responsible for the planning and implementation of many of its projects. To know more about the committees, contact rgarner@msbar.org or get involved now by completing the online form below or clicking here to download the PDF form to return by email or fax.


Bar Admission Ceremony
This committee's primary responsibility will be to contact Judges and Deans for their participation in the Fall and Spring ceremonies, as well as attend each ceremony.

Child Advocacy
The Child Advocacy Committee focuses on legal issues concerning children.

Diversity in the Law
This committee will encourage minority members to participate in Young Lawyer Division activities and promote minority involvement in the legal profession.

Homeless Youth
The Homeless Youth Committee aims to address the legal and even logistical issues faced by juveniles who find themselves homeless. These issues can range from shelter to education to Youth Court matters. The Committee would address these matters at forums and clinics throughout the State.  

Mock Trial
This committee will focus on judge recruitment and directing of each Regional location and Statewide competition.

Solo and Small Firm Practitioners
This committee will focus on issues facing solo and small firm practitioners.

Veterans Legal Assistance Program
The Veterans Legal Assistance Program is a project that will provide legal assistance to veterans, similar in style to Lawyers in the Library, but with veterans in mind.  


Please select a maximum of three committees below and indicate your preference order with a 1, 2 or 3 from the drop down menu beside each committee.

2016-2017 YLD Committee Preference Form
Volunteer to Participate in YLD's Lawyer in Every Mississippi School Program

Lawyer in Every Mississippi Classroom


Volunteer to serve as a judge for the MS HS Mock Trial Competition. Please select all rounds that you are interesting in judging.
Jackson Regional Mock Trial - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - MC Law School

Jackson - Round 1, 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

Jackson - Round 2, 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Oxford Regional Mock Trial - Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Chancery Courthouse

Oxford - Round 1, 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

Oxford - Round 2, 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Coast Regional Mock Trial - Saturday, February 4, 2017 - Harrison County Courthouse

Coast - Round 1, 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

Coast - Round 2, 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Statewide Mock Trial - Friday, March 3, 2017 - Hinds County Courthouse, Jackson

Statewide - Round 1, 1:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Statewide - Round 2, 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Statewide Mock Trial - Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Hinds County Courthouse, Jackson

Statewide - Round 3, 8:15 am - 11:00 am

Statewide - Round 4, 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
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