Young Lawyers Section – Events


  • Sign-ups open NOW – September 25.
  • Free CLE credits upon completion.
  • New $1,000 BARBRI Scholarship giveaway.

The annual OCBA YLS Law Student Mentoring Program is back, and with a new feature.  For those who don’t know, our mentoring program is designed to help ease the transition from being a law student into being a lawyer. Members of the OCBA (“mentors”) are paired with second and third year law students (“mentees”) for one academic year beginning in the fall semester.  During that year, the mentor/mentee pair participates in at least six activities of their choosing.  These activities may be as simple as discussing various topics over email, bringing the mentee to a deposition or trial, or attending an OCBA, YLS, or other bar luncheon.

This year we have a reward for students who make it the whole year: BARBRI will be providing a $1,000 scholarship to a random student who completes our program. With the expectation that more students than ever will sign up and stick it through until the end, please do not hesitate to sign up below and help guide your future colleagues. If you have any questions, please contact Click here to access the application form.


September 28, 2018
OCBA/YLS Annual Golf Tournament
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes | 4020 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando.

The 27th Annual Young Lawyers Section Golf Tournament is being held at the beautiful Ritz Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes. This year’s event will include breakfast, on-course games, raffle items, and an awards reception afterwards. Be sure to lock in your spot as soon as possible because the field of players has been capped at 144. For details about sponsorship opportunities, pricing, hotel accommodations, and for the official registration form please email Stephanie Alcalde at . All proceeds go to benefit YLS events and its charitable endeavors.

Click here to download the flyer with complete details.


October 6, 2018
Gator Football Bus Trip (
Florida Gators vs. LSU Tigers)
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the event chairs for details!

Join the YLS for its annual Gator Bus Trip to Gainesville to watch the rematch of the Florida vs. LSU game on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Kickoff time has not yet been announced. Once again, several UF law student organizations will join us for an alumni tailgate, which will allow students to network with guests and will provide a larger and richer tailgate experience. A seat on the bus is $50 and includes a round-trip ride from Orlando to Gainesville, food, beverages, and tailgate fun, thanks to our Signature Sponsor, U.S. Legal. As an added bonus, Gator legend Tim Tebow will be inducted into the University of Florida Football’s Ring of Honor during the game. Tim Tebow will also be joined by the 2008 National Championship Team for an on-field ceremony. YLS has reserved a limited number of tickets to the game, so get your orders in soon! Please note: Game tickets will be sold only to those riding the bus, and tickets to the game are not included in the price of a seat on the bus. All seats and tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

To reserve your spot and coordinate payment, or to become an event sponsor, please contact Gator Bus Trip Chairs: Brandon Sapp or Michael Barber.


Other YLS Save-the-Dates! 

  • October 18: YLS Halloween Party 
  • November 5: Brown Bagging With the Bobs
  • December 13: YLS Holiday Party & Toy Drive