New Lawyers

The New 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 members under the age of 36 or with five 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 donna@cbalaw.org or (614) 340-2062.

Wednesday, November 29 (noon-1pm)
New Lawyer Committee Monthly Meeting:
Holiday Stress Reduction and Goal Setting for the New Year


Between balancing year-end work and familial obligations, the holidays can be a stressful time for attorneys. Megan Snyder will be providing some ideas and techniques for managing this stress, along with best practices for making goals and resolutions that can last in the New Year.



Tuesday, December 5 (5pm-10pm)
Networking Night at the Columbus Blue Jackets

Join members of the New Lawyers Committee, Ohio Society of CPAs, and the Institute for Internal Auditors for a panel discussion, networking and the Blue Jackets game (vs. New Jersey Devils). Tickets for game, panel discussion and networking: $20 for members and $32 for guests. Tickets are limited. Advanced registration and payment required -- we won’t have any tickets available game day or at the door. Contact donna@cbalaw.org.



Thursday, December 14 (7:30am-9am)
New Lawyers Networking Breakfast at First Watch on High St.

Advanced reservations required. Space is limited. RSVP to donna@cbalaw.org.



Wednesday, December 20 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Community Service Project @ Alvis House

Come out and celebrate the season with other new lawyers as we help decorate, distribute stockings, serve food, and provide general merriment and cheer for residents of Alvis House! Many of Alvis' residents do not have family so this party can be their only holiday celebration and we've heard rumor that this is the event of the season with lots of music, laughter and even some very entertaining karaoke performances. RSVP to donna@cbalaw.org.

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Free NLT

Attorneys admitted in 2016 and 2017 receive 12 hours of FREE New Lawyer Training with their Columbus Bar membership. Join or renew today.

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.

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