The Young Lawyers Division (“YLD”) is an informal affiliate of the Bar Association.  YLD members are all current Bar Association members in good standing who have been admitted to practice before the Court for eight years or less (irrespective of age).  Among other things, the core mission of the YLD is:

  • to assist the Bar Association in its purposes;
  • to encourage participation by YLD members in the Bar Association as a whole;
  • to provide a program of activities and projects specifically designed to be of interest and assistance to YLD members; and
  • to serve the public, particularly those outside the legal profession, through projects and activities.

We hope you can join us!


The Young Lawyers’ Division happy hour held on February 4, 2016 was a smashing success!  The Mardis Gras themed party, hosted by Blackfinn, featured Mardis Gras decorations, food and drink, and, of course, beads.  Over 40 lawyers attended this popular event, including Special Master Brian Corcoran and Altom Maglio, President of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association.  A great time was had by all, and we look forward to the next YLD event!

Please join us for our second YLD happy hour of 2016 to take place in the reserved library basement room of Laughing Man Tavern.  All Laughing Man happy hour specials apply, including discounts on select appetizers and beverages.   

Where:  Laughing Man Tavern, 1306 G Stteet, NW (metros:  Metro Center, McPherson Square)

When:   Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Happy Hour at The Park
Please join the Young Lawyers' Division (YLD) of the Cout of Federal Claims Bar Association for a happy hour.

Where:  The Park, 920 14th Street, NW

When:   Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm

All happy hour specials apply, including select discounts on food and drinks.

*Not a Member of the YLD?  No problem - all are welcome to attend!