This group of approximately 200 young attorneys practicing in the Washington metropolitan area provides networking and professional development opportunities for its members and encourages community awareness and a commitment to service and civil rights.

In addition to its professional and community endeavors, YLD provides many opportunities for its members to develop a social network by hosting happy hours, retreats and professional development events with law firms, corporate legal departments, the local judiciary, Capital Hill, government agencies, and other bar associations. YLD is also committed to mentoring law students through our the WBA’s bar mentorship program for 3Ls and the annual career fair for law students.

For more information about the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, please visit the WBA’s additional website specifically designated for YLD at


Every donation – no matter the amount – is extremely valuable to the Washington Bar Association. Your contribution will help the WBA support professional development and address the related needs of Black lawyers in the District of Columbia, while furthering our commitment to social justice and advocacy efforts on behalf of the Black community.