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SCOTUS Case Provides Lesson for Representing Debtors and Creditors

The Court will determine whether the protections of the ECOA extend not only to a borrower in a credit transaction, but to guarantors of borrowed funds as well.

Build Business by Being Credible

Be prompt, be thorough, and be right.

Tips for Using Social Media Wisely

Two recent cases remind us how important it is to be careful when posting to social-media accounts.

Articles »

The Truth I Never Knew about Direct and Cross-Examinations

By Jason Brenner

Keep the principles of preparation, controlling your case, and working every case as if it is going to trial at the forefront of your mind.

Be Prepared: Application of Work-Product Privilege to Deposition Preparation Materials

By Amy Frenzen

Precautionary steps to take ahead of a deposition.

Young Lawyer Spotlight: Karen Munoz

By Jamie L. Lanphear

An interview covering direct and cross-examination.

Sound Advice »

audio From the Ground Up: Building a Successful Small Firm

By Jeana Goosmann

Jeana Goosmann discusses tips from her experience starting her own business, and what drives her and her team to succeed on a daily basis. (09:39 min.)

audio 10 Tips for Being a Standout Associate

By Jessica Beringer

Jessica Beringer shares some ideas to help you break away from the pack as a young associate. (10:46 min)

audio Tips for Young Lawyers Preparing for Their First Expert Deposition

By Matthew Whitley

Matthew Whitley gives some pointers to young lawyers on how to handle opponents' experts and some best practices for managing your own experts. (11:06 min)

Roundtables »

audio Early Case Assessment and Other Initial Stages of Complex Litigation

Topics include applying early case assessment techniques, initial data collection and preservation issues, managing client concerns, best tactics for dealing with opposing counsel, and identifying potential early motions and other strategic options. (56:45)

audio Playing Defense: Preparing Your Client for Deposition

Experienced litigators cover the nuts and bolts of defending depositions and provide strategies and tips to employ when defending all types of clients. (1:00:01)

audio Women in Criminal Law

Advice from experienced litigators on handling clients, the types of cases criminal law practitioners are assigned, trial presentations, and more. (1:00:40)


Young Lawyer Division's National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

The National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award recognizes an ABA young lawyer in good standing who exhibits: professional excellence; service to the profession and the bar; service to the community; and/or a reputation for or the advancement of legal ethics and professional responsibility. Read more.

Call for Articles and Sound Advice Pieces

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Young Advocates Committee Leadership

Cochairs Content Manager Assistant Content Manager

Adrian Felix

Miami, FL

Brandon Smith

Columbia, SC

Mor Wetzler

New York, NY

David J. Scriven-Young

Chicago, IL

Jamie Lanphear

San Francisco, CA