Young Lawyers Committee

Mission

The Young Lawyers section's mission is to further the goal of the National Center for State Courts to improve the administration of justice through leadership and service to the courts The Section accomplishes this mission by working with the Lawyers Committee to:

  • Build public understanding of the need for a strong and independent judiciary.
  • Participate actively in outreach to the bar and legal community on behalf of the NCSC.
  • Create and participate in opportunities for dialogue with state court leaders on judicial reform issues.
  • Encourage financial support for the National Center's programs and initiatives.

Membership

Membership in the Young Lawyers section of the National Center for State Courts Lawyers Committee is generally reserved for attorneys 40 years of age or younger or who have been admitted to practice for less than 10 years. Each participating Lawyers Committee member may designate one attorney for membership in the Young Lawyers section. To inquire about participation or refer a member from your firm, please email Francie Teer or call her at (757) 259-1858. 

Leadership

The Young Lawyers section is led by Co-Chairs who are selected by the Executive Committee of the Lawyers Committee. The Co-Chairs provide guidance and general leadership for the operation and activities of the section.

Benefits of membership

Membership in the Young Lawyers section provides an opportunity for public service, networking with senior members of the nation's most prominent law firms and exchange of ideas with state court leaders. Members learn more about the NCSC resources, services and projects designed to strengthen the state judiciaries. Information on educational programs and nation conferences is provided.

Members of the Young Lawyers section have an annual meeting each fall in Washington, D.C. and are invited to participate in the Lawyers Committee annual meeting and the William H. Rehnquist Dinner at the United States Supreme Court.

Co-Chairs

Michael F. Kinney 
Cassem Tierney Adams Gotch & Douglas
James B. Kobak Jr.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed

    Brandon Hechtman
    Wicker Smith

    Monica Segura
    Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

 

Members

    Adrienne L. Baker
    Wright Lindsey & Jennings

    A. Mattison Bogan 
    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

    Gavrila A. Brotz
    Tache Bronis

    Victoria H. Buter 
    Kutak Rock

    Molly Q. Campbell
    Reed Smith

    Clay M. Carlton
    Morgan Lewis & Bockius

    Yvonne W. Chan
    Goodwin Procter

    Heather Choi
    Baker Botts

    Micah J. Fincher
    Jones Walker

    Caroline B. Giordano
    Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone

    Jacob M. Heath
    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

    James B. Hood
    Hood Law Firm

    Brian T. Kiolbasa
    Lane Powell

    Steven A. Lopez
    Gibbs Law Group

    Zachary M. Mandell
    Mandell Schwartz & Bosclair

    Sorell E. Negro 
    Robinson & Cole

    Oderah Nwaeze 
    Duane Morris

    Jason Penn 
    Janet Jenner & Suggs

    Colin F. Peterson
    Robins Kaplan

    W. Duffie Powers
    Gallivan White & Boyd

    Daniel Prince
    Paul Hastings

    Alex B. Roberts 
    Beck Redden

    Sarah Motley Stone
    Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

    Nathaniel K. Tawney
    Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso

    Allan A. Thoen 
    Pepper Hamilton

    Gary Tulp 
    McCarter & English

    Mackenzie S. Wallace
    Thompson & Knight