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About the Division

About the YLD

The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Allegheny County Bar Association is comprised of all lawyers who have been admitted to the practice of law for 10 years or less. Lawyers who join the ACBA and meet the criteria automatically become members of the Young Lawyers Division without paying any additional dues. The Young Lawyers Division provides young lawyers with a means of gaining broader participation in bar activities, a forum for continuing legal education, and a vehicle for social exchange with their contemporaries at the bar.


The YLD is actively involved in helping young lawyers participate in activities of the ACBA and directs activities toward improving the administration of justice and prompting public welfare. The YLD helps young lawyers deal with problems and obligations specific to its members, and advises the ACBA of the needs and opinions of its newer members.

If you're interested in getting more involved in the division, find out more about our committees here.


To empower our members; promote a just, accessible, and inclusive judicial system; and serve the community at large.


To be an invaluable resource to the legal profession and the community by:


Fostering a culture of unbiased collegiality, ethics, and professionalism;


Championing equality, diversity, and inclusion in the profession;


Promoting equal access to legal and other law related services;


and Enhancing the success of our members through education, networking, leadership, and professional development.

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