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, May 16, 2018 (5:00-7:00pm)
Committees and Cocktails

We are excited to announce a new committee event for 2018: Committees and Cocktails! This monthly event will give members from all committees and practice areas a chance to meet, network and make valuable business contacts in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Committees and Cocktails will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5-7pm at the CBA.

The Columbus Bar will provide beer, wine, soft drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. This event is free for CBA members, but advance registration is required. To register, contact Donna Sweet at

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (5:00-7:00pm)
May 2018 Monthly Meeting

Our May meeting will take place from 12-1pm at the Columbus Bar offices. Topic and speaker information coming soon.

Thursday, May 31 (12:00-1:00pm)
Young Lawyers / Judges Luncheon

On May 31, the CBA Young Lawyers committee will host its annual luncheon with judges from both Common Pleas and Municipal Courts. This informal event allows judges to share their experiences on the bench and to provide insights into the expectations of lawyers appearing in their courtrooms. This event is free for Columbus Bar members, but advance registration is required as lunch is provided. Email

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (7:30-9:00am)
Networking Breakfast

Start your morning with us at the First Watch on High Street. Breakfast is provided. Space is limited and advance registration required. Contact Donna Sweet at

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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.
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