Young Lawyers Section

The Young Lawyers Section of the Richmond Bar provides an opportunity for networking and professional development for young and newly admitted attorneys. The section is open to members who are under 38 years of age or who have been a member of the Virginia State Bar for four years or less regardless of their age.

Brown Bag Lunch – October 4, 2016

Please join the Younger Lawyers Committee of the Richmond Bar Association Bankruptcy Section and special guest Robert B. Van Arsdale from the Office of the U.S. Trustee, for the first in a series of round table brown bag luncheons for the 2016-2017 bar year.  Mr. Van Arsdale will lead a discussion on bankruptcy practice, focusing on tips and tricks for new practitioners and those new to bankruptcy practice.  This will be a unique and wonderful opportunity for young lawyers to have close interaction with an experienced and esteemed member of the bar.  The event is free and available only to young lawyer members (anyone 38 years old or younger or with less than 4 years in practice) of the RBA Bankruptcy Section.

Space is limited.  Reservations are required and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Please RSVP to

For those who would prefer to order a meal, contact Sharon Potter at the Richmond Bar Association (780-0700), no later than 12:00 noon on September 30th.  The cost for a provided lunch from Homemades by Suzanne is $10.  Payment can be made by credit card only.  Sandwich choices are turkey, chicken salad, country ham or vegetarian.  No lunch cancellations or refunds after noon on September 30th.

When:  October 4, 2016, at 1:00 pm
Where: Williams Mullen (200 South 10th Street, Suite 1600, Richmond, VA 23219) – Williams conference room
Cost:  Free for section members.  Lunch may be purchased as set forth above.


Young Lawyers Section schedules Fall Social & Happy Hour for October 27th

The Young Lawyers Section of the Richmond Bar cordially invites all current and potential members to its Fall Social & Happy Hour on Thursday, October 27, 2016 to welcome new members of the Virginia Bar.  The event will be held at Buskey Cider located at 2910 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23230 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be provided.  We will also be hosting an informational meeting to introduce our Executive Committee and explain what we do beginning at 5:45 p.m.  If you have any question, please contact Alex Cuff or Lindsey Strachan

The Section appreciates the generosity of the sponsor of the event: Pro Digital







YLS Call 12-2014





On November 19, 2014, members of the Richmond Bar’s Young Lawyers Section participated in a “no bills night” on Call 12, a public service offered by television station NBC12.  Volunteers talked to and referred callers with legal questions.  Pictured are Jonathan Moore, Amanda DeBerry and Chris Bernhardt.

Young Lawyers Athletics

Each year the Young Lawyers Section sponsors Dodgeball and Kickball teams which competes in the River City Sports and Social Club league. It’s a great opportunity to meet and socialize with other attorneys and professionals in Richmond.  If you are interested in receiving more information about either team, please contact Kyle Elliott,