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The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of New Mexico was formed as a section in the early 1960s and was known as the Junior Bar. In 1978, the section became the YLD, which is an affiliate of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. The mission of the YLD is to promote the integrity and respect of the legal profession, provide services and outreach to its members and support and encourage public service.
All State Bar of New Mexico members in good standing under the age of thirty-six (36) and/or those who have been admitted to the practice of law for five (5) years or less are automatic members of the YLD. Membership of the YLD is based on a calendar year. If you age out or hit the milestone of 5 years in practice or more, you will be updated out of the division at the start of the next calendar year.
Click here to view the bylaws governing the YLD.
If you have questions or would like further information about the YLD, contact 2022 YLD Chair Jessica Perez at jPerez2@da.state.nm.us.
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