Young Lawyers

The Young Lawyers committee aims to help 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.

All Columbus Bar members with ten or fewer years of practice are automatically members of this committee.

Upcoming Events

For more information about these events or to RSVP, please contact Donna Sweet at or (614) 340-2062.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (6:00-8:00pm)
Pumpkin Carving and Pizza @ the CBA

Join us on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:00–8:00pm at the Columbus Bar for a pumpkin decorating contest and pizza party.

We’ll provide (craft) pumpkins plus carving tools, glitter, paint, stickers, props and everything else you might need to create the winning pumpkin! We’ll have prizes and celebrity judges, plus “fall” treats and pizza.

FREE for CBA members. $5 per guest. RSVPs required so that we can have enough pumpkins, treats, pizza and beverages for everyone. Don’t want to decorate a pumpkin? Join us for pizza and cheer on the carvers as they vie for cool prizes! We’ll still need your RSVP so we can include you in the food and beverage count!

RSVP to no later than Friday, October 12th.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (5:00-7:00pm)
Committees & Cocktails @ the CBA

This popular “new” event is averaging 80 plus attendees each month including many Judges! So don’t miss this chance to network and make valuable business contacts in a casual, relaxed atmosphere! The CBA will provide beer, wine, soft drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. This event is FREE for CBA members, however, advance registration is required so we can have enough food and drinks for everyone! Non-members are welcome to join us for $25 per person. To register, email

Thursday, November 8, 2018 (5:30-7:30pm)
Young Professionals Night at High Bank Distillery Company

Register now for this November 8th event with young CPAs group – space limited so get your ticket early!

Join young professionals from accounting, finance and legal fields for an informal happy hour! The Columbus Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee is partnering with the Ohio Society of CPA Young Professionals group for this event.

You'll have the opportunity to network and catch up with industry professionals at High Bank Distillery Company, 1051 Goodale Boulevard, Columbus, 43212

One drink ticket and appetizers will be provided with your registration fee of $15. Advanced registration required and space is limited. To reserve your spot use the following link:

Please note that this event has a no refund policy.

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Additional Resources

Accepting Applications for 2019

Open to attorneys with ten 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 to download the 2019 application. Complete and return by 10/12.