YLD Projects

Law Student Division
The Law Student Division aims to increase PBA exposure in Pennsylvania's law schools, focuses on obtaining new PBA members, and enhances the activity of current PBA YLD members.

Mock Trial
One of the largest in the nation, the PBA/YLD Mock Trial Competition gives over 290 high school student teams from across the state the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil trials before actual judges and panels of juries. Lawyers volunteer to assist students as team advisors, scorekeepers and regional coordinators. Each year, the winning team goes on to represent Pennsylvania in the national competition.

At Issue
At Issue is the award-winning quarterly newsletter of the PBA/YLD. The newsletter is designed to provide commentary on and analysis of issues, trends and views that are important to young lawyers. The articles are written in an engaging feature style and photos are frequently displayed of events involving young lawyers.

Wills for Heroes
"Wills for Heroes" provides free basic estate planning documents to first responders in Pennsylvania. The program is cosponsored by the PBA YLD. "Wills for Heroes" provides police, fire and emergency medical personnel - those on the frontlines for our personal safety - the tools they need to prepare adequately for the future. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations.

If you have an interest in any of the programs, please contact YLD Coordinator Maria Engles at maria.engles@pabar.org or 1-800-932-0311, Ext. 2223.