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.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (5:00-7:00pm)
Committees & Cocktails @ the CBA

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (6:00-8:00pm)
Pumpkin “Wars” Carving & Pizza Party @ CBA

Join us on Tuesday, October 22nd from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Columbus Bar for a pumpkin decorating contest & 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.

$5 for CBA members. $10 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, October18th.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (12:00-1:00pm)
Monthly Meeting @ the CBA
Topic: Maintaining Your Professionalism & Getting Results When Dealing with Difficult People

More info coming soon.

Join / Renew

Free NLT

Attorneys admitted in 2018 and 2019 receive 12 hours of FREE New Lawyer Training with their Columbus Bar membership. Join or renew today.

Additional Resources

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 learn more.

Apply for the 2020 Class

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Barrister Leadership Program class. Click here to download the application. Application deadline is October 16, 2019.