The purpose of the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) is to foster the discussion and interchange of ideas relative to the duties, responsibilities and problems facing the younger members of the legal profession; aid and promote the advancement of younger members of the legal profession; encourage interest and participation in the activities of the BAFC and MSBA of younger members of the legal profession; provide opportunities for its members to meet socially; further the purpose and objectives of the BAFC and MSBA; and undertake or participate in such further activities and duties as requested by the BAFC and MSBA. The YLS holds meetings every month, except for July.

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Upcoming Events


New Lawyer/Law Clerk Happy Hour
October 12, 2023 at Frederick Social 
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Come and meet the newest members of the bar and the newest Frederick County law clerks.


YLS 2023 Officers:

The Young Lawyers Section is pleased to announce the 2023 YLS Executive Committee:

CHAIR: Rada Machin -The Machin Law Firm
CHAIR ELECT: Clark Adams – Powell, LLC

SECRETARY: Carly Gibson, State’s Attorney’s Office, Frederick County

TREASURER:  Garrett Byron – The Poole Law Group

PHILANTHROPY CHAIRJoe Gibson, Employment Law Center of Maryland
SOCIAL CHAIR: Monique Nettleford-Bruce – Maryland Legal Aid