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Updates from the ABA Young Lawyers Division

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By Gabriella Khorasanee, JD on October 11, 2013 9:57 AM

If you're lucky enough to still call yourself "young" then we envy you. Not only is your skin and waistline still probably intact, but you get to be part of the nifty Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association.

The Young Lawyers Division is actually meeting at its annual conference in Phoenix -- right now as we write. If you didn't participate this year, then try to put it on your calendar for next year as it's a great way to network, take a mini-vacation and get all your CLE credits in one weekend.

Here's a round-up of some events for the rest of October ...

ABA Young Lawyers Division -- Upcoming Events

Oct 16: Learning to Lead: What Really Works for Women in Law Webinar/Teleconference

Oct 22: Reverse-Payment License Agreements: A Review of the Hatch-Waxman Act Post-Actavis Webinar/Teleconference

Oct 24: Screening and Working with Older Clients with Diminished Capacity: Practical Tools and Strategies Webinar/Teleconference

Oct 25: Enterprise Risk Management Fundamentals: Understanding ERM Concepts and Legal Applications Webinar/Teleconference

Oct 29: Hot Topics in Cybersecurity Law Webinar/Teleconference

Save the Date: 2014 ABA Midyear Meeting - Young Lawyers Division February 6 - 8, 2014 Swissôtel, Chicago, IL

ABA Young Lawyers Division -- "Bullyproof"

The ABA Young Lawyers Division just announced its anti-bullying initiative, called "Bullyproof," as the division's public service project for the 2013-2014 year. The initiative is geared toward parents, students, young lawyers and educators, and provides resources and education aimed at taking a bite out of bullying.

Mario Sullivan, chair of the Young Lawyers Division stated:

Too many students have suffered the emotional distress from bullying and cyberbullying for too long, and now is the time to do something to improve the learning environment for young people ... We are speaking out to let all young people who experience bullying know that they are not alone and that we are committed to making school a safer place to foster education.

Bullyproof will have three areas of focus: grass-roots outreach, legal resources for lawyers representing students, bullies and schools, and creating materials for lawyers to lobby for bullying legislation.

For more information on how to get involved with Bullyproof, please visit the ABA Bullyproof website.

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