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 donna@cbalaw.org or (614) 340-2062.


Thursday, September 12, 2019 (5:30-7:00pm)
Ice Cream Social @ Jeni's, Columbus Commons

Join us for networking and a chance to hear about the plans for the new committee year! Ice cream provided. This event is FREE and open to CBA members only. Advanced registration is required. To register, contact donna@cbalaw.org.



Wednesday, September 18, 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 donna@cbalaw.org.



Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (12:00-1:00pm)
Monthly Meeting @ the CBA
Topic: Optimizing Your Presence and Time on LinkedIn


Sure, you may be on LinkedIn, but how effectively are you using it to help you as a legal professional? Attend this hands-on, fun-filled, highly energetic workshop and learn strategies and tips to supercharge your presence and your results using LinkedIn as a brand ambassador for your law firm.

Bring your laptop and/or phone with the LinkedIn app and learn:

• How to optimize your profile, including a few techniques to break you apart from your competition
• The magic of spending 15 minutes a day building social media karma on your LinkedIn homepage
• A strategy for posting status updates that engage - and don't annoy your connections
• How to use your LinkedIn metrics to assess your performance

Attendees are invited to connect with Brenda Meller (current LinkedIn SSI: 84) prior to the workshop, and tell her your favorite kind of pie in your invitation to connect. https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendameller/



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 donna@cbalaw.org.



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

More info coming soon.



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.



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Free NLT

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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.