Young Lawyers Committee


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 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 Susan Gilliam or call her at (757) 259-1551.

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 Award Dinner at the United States Supreme Court.


Micah J. Fincher
Jones Walker


A. Mattison Bogan 
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

    Michael S. Figenshau
    Gray Ritter & Graham

    Caroline B. Giordano
    Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone

    Jacob M. Heath
    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

    Caitlyn E. Hubbard
    Kelly Hart & Hallman

    Zachary M. Mandell
    Mandell Boisclair & Mandell

    Katherine Marchant
    Janet Hoffman & Associates

    Emily W. Miller
    Andrews Myers

    Alicia M. Penn
    McGuire Woods

Matthew Pierce
Gordon Tilden Thomas Cordell

Daniel Prince
Paul Hastings

Alex B. Roberts 
Beck Redden

Justin T. Rusk
Janet Hoffman & Associates

Genna S. Steinberg
Kelley Drye & Warren

Sarah Motley Stone
Womble Bond Dickinson

Kristen L. Vela
Ramón Worthington Nicolas & Cantu

Ezekiel S. Wald
Gibbs Law Group