YLD on www.OKbar.org

Young Lawyers Division

Committees and Projects


To honor and reward noble efforts by YLD members, chairs and officers.

Children & the Law

To provide programs and services to improve the quality of life for children through advancements in law, justice, and public safety. This committee should also provide programs to educate children about the inter-workings of the legal system.

Community Service

To provide programs and services to benefit communities in the State of Oklahoma.

Continuing Legal Education

To work with the OBA’s Communication Department to prepare and promote CLE seminars which are useful and of interest to young lawyers, as well as all members of the OBA.

Disaster Legal Services

To assist victims of disasters by providing free legal advice in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and/or other contributions that the committee deems appropriate. This committee is typically only active in the wake of a disaster which results in a need for its services.

Gift of Life

To educate members of the bar about organ and tissue donations and to encourage participation in organ sharing networks. This committee also publishes and maintains the Organ and Tissue Donation Under Oklahoma Law publication.

Law School

To assist law students in recognizing and dealing with issues that will affect them as they enter the legal profession.

Long Range Planning

To review, revise, and implement the OBA/YLD Long Range Plan.


To investigate the needs of young lawyers and determine how YLD can attempt to meet those needs.

Mock Trial

To organize and conduct mock trial competition among Oklahoma high school students on a statewide basis.

New Attorney Orientation

To host receptions honoring new admittees to the Bar, to host a reception at the swearing-in ceremony, to introduce new admittees to the OBA YLD, and to encourage young lawyers to actively participate in Bar activities. This committee also guides and organizes preparing the Bar Exam Survival Kits for the persons taken the bar exam.


See OBA YLD Bylaws, Article V

Publications & Website

To prepare information and articles for the Oklahoma Bar Journal, the OBA website, and OBA/YLD social networking sites to promote YLD activities and projects and keep members current regarding YLD activities and accomplishments. This committee also takes pictures at events for use in publicity of the YLD.


To publish and distribute information for senior citizens on a wide array of topics which affect their rights. This committee publishes and maintains the Senior Citizens Handbook.

Surviving the Season

To provide assistance for the indigent and elderly during the harsh weather conditions.

Wills for Heroes & C.A.P.

To promote citizenship, Americanism, and patriotism.