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.


On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, the Young Lawyers Section will sponsor a social event for the University of Richmond Law School and the William and Mary School of Law designed to introduce law students to the RBA, local attorneys, and specific practice areas.  The event will be held at Social 52 (located at 2619 W. Main Street) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be provided.  Attorneys interested in attending should contact John Merrick at for additional details.

Young Lawyers Participate in Call 12

YLS Call 12-2014

Jonathan Moore, Amanda DeBerry and Chris Bernhardt from the Young Lawyers Section responded to questions called in to “Call 12″ during the evening news program on NBC12.

View video from a segment on the Young Lawyers Section shown during their Call 12 night in 2012.


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 Jeremy Williams at