Young Lawyers Section

About the Section

Whether you are fresh out of law school or coming to Delaware after years of practice in another jurisdiction, membership in the Young Lawyers Section provides newly admitted attorneys the opportunity to become acclimated to the practice of law in Delaware, meet their new colleagues, and learn about the activities of the Delaware State Bar Association. The YLS sponsors informative seminars relevant to the issues facing attorneys new to Delaware practice, provides resources to help them establish roots in the legal community, and promotes collegiality through a variety of social gatherings in all three counties. The YLS is non-practice specific, so its events present unique opportunities to work with attorneys from all areas of the legal spectrum.





Chairs Roxanne M. Eastes

Callan R. Jackson

Vice-Chair, New Castle County Mari Boyle
Vice-Chair, Kent & Sussex Counties Daniel M. Cole
General Secretary Nathaniel Klepser
Secretary for Communications & Technology Frederick H. Mitsdarfer 
Treasurer Christine N. Chappelear
Immediate Past Chair Emily A. Bryant-Álvarez

Join the Young Lawyers Section!

If you have been a member of the Delaware bar for ten years or less, we highly encourage you to join the YLS. Please contact LaTonya Tucker, Director of Bar Services and Membership, to join the Section. Dues are $15 annually and support the Section’s events.

If you’d like to know more about the Section and its initiatives, please contact Emily Bryant-Álvarez  or Jeff Lyons or stop by one of our meetings, happy hours, or events.

Upcoming Events

The Young Lawyers Section Spring General Body meeting will take place on Thursday, April 20th via Zoom. Please contact Emily Bryant-Álvarez if you need Zoom credentials.

Section Events

  • Happy Hours: Happy hours are held regularly.  These informal events are a great way to meet new colleagues and for prospective members to find out more about the YLS.
  • Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive and Happy Hour in Connection with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program: We will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for newborns through age 12 to donate to the Toys for Tots program this holiday season.  See link above for details.
  • Annual Art Connolly Race Judicata 5K Run/Walk: The annual 5K road race to support the Delaware Law Related Education Center (DELREC) is held annually in/around April. Please check back for more information.
  • Summer Associate Judicial Panel and Reception: The YLS hosts this annual program each July. This special event provides summer interns from firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations with an opportunity to interact with members of the Delaware judiciary and learn what makes practicing in Delaware so unique. The program consists of a one-hour panel discussion and thirty-minute question and answer session, followed by a cocktail reception.

Volunteer with the Young Lawyers Section

The YLS welcomes volunteers interested in helping with its events and projects. Volunteering with the Section provides excellent networking opportunities and is a great service to the bar. To volunteer, please contact Emily Bryant-Álvarez or Jeff Lyons.

*Check this page often for the most up-to-date information regarding Section events and initiatives!*

For information regarding Sections, please contact LaTonya Tucker, Director of Bar Services and Membership.
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The Survival Guide may be found here.

“You’re on Mute” links and further information from May issue of the DSBA Journal – CLICK HERE.