Welcome to the Young Lawyers Division

Young Lawyers Division

Torey Cuellar, YLD President

Welcome to the Young Lawyers Division page! The Young Lawyers Division is an active, energetic, and vibrant part of The Iowa State Bar Association and the community of Iowa. We are comprised of members of the Bar that have not yet attained 36 years of age and those that are older than 36 but have been practicing law for 10 years or less.

The Young Lawyers Division does not focus on a specific substantive area of the law, but instead, our purpose is to stimulate and cultivate the interest of new lawyers both in the profession and in their communities. The Young Lawyers Division has an active Executive Council and Committees that work to plan and execute social events, educational events, and community service initiatives. There are many opportunities to participate in the diverse events the Young Lawyers Division takes part in as well as to take a leadership role on our Committees or on the Executive Council itself. We welcome the chance to show you more about the Young Lawyers Division and hope that you will choose to participate in our Division and events.

The Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division serves young lawyers and law students of Iowa; promotes professional values and involvement in the Bar Association; and provides opportunities for its members to form connections with fellow attorneys, to engage in professional development, and to serve the legal community and the community at large.


Ask An Advocate
The Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division "Ask An Advocate" is anonymous listserv service available to all YLD members.  Ask An Advocate allows Young Lawyers the ability to email inquiries anonymously and receive feedback.

Iowa Civil Jury Verdict Reporter
Iowa Civil Jury Verdict Reporter, published by the Litigation Committee of the ISBA Young Lawyers Division, is a collection of Iowa civil jury verdicts. You can search hundreds of cases to view comparable verdicts and sample documents used.

Mentoring Program
Do you think that you can be a good mentor? Do you need a good mentor? If yes, we hope that you will register to participate in The Iowa State Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Mentoring Program. The ISBA Mentoring Program is designed to foster mutually beneficial relationships between the participating attorneys, reduce the isolation experienced by some beginning attorneys, improve the quality of legal services received by clients, and generally benefit the legal profession as a whole.

YLD Resources
Comprehending the ins-and-outs of the practice of law can be overwhelming at times, especially for younger attorneys. As a group dedicated to young lawyer growth, the YLD is proud to offer a variety of resources for younger attorneys including how-to videos, articles of interest and parental leave task force documents.

Member Benefits
Searching for the latest in legal research? We have it! Need the most up-to-date ethics opinions, workers' compensation decisions, and jury instructions? Whatever the tool you're searching for to assist you in the practice of law, The Iowa State Bar Association has you covered.

Take a closer look at what your membership entails by viewing our New Attorney Guide.