The Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan (YLS) provides education, information, and analysis about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, this site, public service programs, and publication of a newsletter.
The YLS bylaws provide that the objectives and purposes of the YLS "shall be to sponsor and carry on activities of particular interest and value to young lawyers in Michigan; to coordinate activities of the various local young lawyer groups in Michigan; to cooperate fully with, and as an integral part of, the State Bar of Michigan; and to cooperate with the various local bar associations in the State of Michigan, and the American Bar Association, including its Young Lawyers Division, in the promotion of their programs."
Founded in 1940, the YLS is the oldest and second largest section of the State Bar of Michigan. The YLS began as the "Junior Bar of Michigan." In 1961, its name was changed to the Young Lawyers Section.
Membership in the YLS is automatic for every member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan who is under the age of thirty-six or who has been admitted to practice for five years or less, whichever period is greater.
Statements made on behalf of the YLS do not necessarily reflect the views of the State Bar of Michigan.