The Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association has a new leader. Elected during the ABA conference in San Francisco, New Jersey attorney David B. Wolfe will serve a one year term as head of the Division.
If one of the benefits of youth is energy, David Wolfe will be a youthful leader in the best sense. In addition to his work as a partner at at Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. in the firm's real property valuation and litigation departments, Wolf's responsibilities with the ABA include service in the ABA House of Delegates, and a recent appointment to the board of The American Bar Foundation. Wolfe has also served as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence and the ABA Commission on Mental Health and Disability Law.
David Wolfe has repeatedly been selected by Real Estate New Jersey as one of New Jersey's "Most Prominent Real Estate Attorneys," was named a "Super Lawyer" and selected as a "Top 40 Under 40" New Jersey business leader by NJBIZ, one of the state's leading business publications.
In heading up the Young Lawyers Division, Wolfe plans to increase number of available educational teleconferences and of course will continue publishing its newsletter, The Young Lawyer, as well as the 101 and 201 Practice Series articles on professional development. Heading in new directions, together with the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, the Division will implement a national video contest for high school students in conjunction with Law Day. Additionally, the Division is planning the first annual New Partner and In-House Counsel Conference in February 2011.
The Young Lawyers Division's public service project for the year will be Serving Our Seniors, a program that will provide low-income seniors with pro bono legal services.
Individual membership in the Young Lawyers Division is open to American Bar Association members under 36 years old or admitted to practice for five years or less. Helpfully to those just starting out in the practice of law, there are no additional membership dues.