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.
New Lawyers events and activities typically include social events, seminar-type lunch meetings and CLE, as well as community service activities.
All CBA members under the age of 36 or with less than 5 years of law practice are automatically members of the New Lawyers Committee. Like all committees, the officers and staff will communicate with members through email listservs.
Join us at the following events for members in their first 5 years of practice. Dates, times and locations subject to change.
The Columbus Bar is committed to providing new attorneys highly practical and relevant programs. Our annual New Lawyer Training series provides the full 12 hour requirement; including professionalism, law office management and client fund management. All CBA NLT programs are CLE Easy Pass eligible.
Columbus Bar inc is a solo practice incubator program designed to offer new lawyers valuable experience and ongoing education to help build their professional career, develop sound business management skills, and engender high ethical standards. Program participants receive extensive training on subjects such as client intake, billing practices, law office management, law firm marketing, lawyer ethics and professionalism, case management, court rules, discovery, and other practice-related topics. On-site mentors provide guidance to participants in building their own practice.
The Columbus Bar Association is a unique organization offering expertise and services designed to ensure that our newest members can raise their professional profile. We offer a variety of opportunities for new lawyers to be seen, get published, develop leadership skills, and to give back. Make the most of your Columbus Bar membership by taking advantage of the resources available to young professionals.
Taking on leadership roles can be one of the most rewarding parts of your legal career. The CBA offers several unique opportunities for lawyers of every practice type to demonstrate leadership abilities and advance your professional career-whether you've been practicing for only a few years or for several.
The program is designed to help new attorneys (5 or fewer years of practice) develop leadership skills, connect with influential leaders in both the legal community and the city of Columbus, and build a successful law practice/career.
Program topics include: business/client development, use of/management of social media, service on non-profit boards, effective negotiation, working with different generations/personalities, navigating the courts in Franklin County, bar leadership, getting involved in the community, and balancing all your interests/responsibilities while developing a successful career.