New Lawyers Committee


Like young attorneys themselves, the New Lawyers Committee looks to the future. All activities and programs are designed to assist new lawyers in building successful, rewarding professional lives. The committee takes a comprehensive approach to the practice of law, helping young attorneys acquire all the tools needed to build a successful career; from the substantive knowledge and business sense expected of today's attorney to the sprawling networks, strong friendships and balanced perspectives that make professional growth both possible and rewarding.

A Message from the New Lawyers Committee Chairs:

We are excited to welcome you to the start of the 2017-18 New Lawyers Committee year. The New Lawyers Committee serves those Bar members who have been practicing five years or less and 35 years of age and under. This means you are a dynamic group of attorneys that practice in government, firms, in-house, or as solos and specialize in everything from family law, litigation, criminal law, corporate law, and everything in between. But the common theme we've seen is how engaged and enthusiastic you are. To meet your energy, we've planned numerous events to connect you to one another, practice tips, and the community - including lunchtime meetings, happy hours and breakfasts, as well as monthly special events.

-Caitlyn Nestleroth and Andrew Bonnington

Questions about committees?

Contact Donna Sweet at 614/221.4112 or at

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New Lawyers Community

If you are a New Lawyers committee member, log in to the Community to access committee meeting handouts and meeting notices, the New Lawyers discussion board and more.

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Meeting Date


Committee Co-Chair

Caitlyn Nestleroth

Committee Co-Chair

Andrew Bonnington

Board Liaison

Eimear Bahnson

Additional Resources

Open to attorneys with five or fewer years of practice, the Barrister Leadership Program develops leadership skills, provides networking opportunities with leaders in the central Ohio legal community and advises on building a successful law practice and career.

Click here for more information.