Young Lawyers Sect

YLS Introduction

The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) is comprised of more than 750 attorneys practicing in a variety of areas of law throughout Central Florida. Members of the YLS must be under the age of 35 or practicing law five or fewer years. As a new lawyer, the YLS is a valuable resource because it offers an array of opportunities for relationship building, charitable service, and professional growth. Whether you choose to attend a monthly luncheon, volunteer for a charitable project, or chair our next big event, the YLS is the gateway to enhance your career. Get involved!



The YLS's mission is to meet the unique needs and interests of new lawyers by (a) providing a forum for exchanging ideas and offering assistance regarding concerns common to the new lawyer; (b) offering opportunities to enhance their professional skills and knowledge, and ethical development; (c) providing opportunities for career and leadership development, mentoring, and relationship building; (d) offering opportunities to serve on public service committees and charitable projects; and (e) encouraging their interest and participation in the YLS, the Orange County Bar Association, the legal profession, and their communities.


Meeting Time and Location

YLS typically meets for lunch the third Friday of the month from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Citrus Club in downtown Orlando, but check the OCBA website calendar for special events.

Please RSVP to

For additional information or to update your address, please email


YLS-Law Student Mentoring Program

Invitation to participate as YLS Mentor

For information regarding the YLS-Law Student Mentoring Program, please visit the program's website at

Enrollment Deadline: Friday, October 4, 2013 - Calling all Young Lawyers! The YLS Law Student Mentoring Program is currently seeking mentors for the 2013-2014 school year. Please consider becoming a part of this valuable, enriching program. Mentors are paired with second- and third-year law students for one academic year to provide guidance on the transition from law school to the practice of law, with a focus on practicing with professionalism. You and your mentee will engage in activities of your choosing, and the program does not require a significant amount of time. To enroll as a mentor, please visit our website at www.ylsmentoring and complete an application under the "Mentors" tab. The deadline for enrollment is Friday, October 4, 2013.


YLS Officers

Lauren Heatwole McCorvie

McCorvie Law Firm, P.A.
1415 E. Robinson St., Ste. B
Orlando FL 32801
Ph: 407-490-2467
Contact by email

Lauren F. Carmody

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
300 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 1400
Orlando FL 32801
Ph: 407-839-2120
Contact by email

Karen L. Persis

Karen Persis, P.A.
1500 E. Robinson St., 3rd Flr.
Orlando FL 32801
Ph: 407-228-2864
Contact by email

Jill D. Simon
Communications Coordinator

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
215 N. Eola Dr.
Orlando, FL 32801
Ph: 407-843-4600
Contact by email

Anthony F. Sos
Immediate Past President

Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna Ruffier & Sos, LLP
719 Vassar St.
Orlando FL 32804
Ph: 407-244-3000
Contact by email


Board Members


Amber N. Davis
Beusse Wolter Sanks, et al.

Jeffrey S. Elkins
Shutts & Bowen, LLP

Eric R. Elms
Fisher, Rushmer, et al.

Melanie S. Griffin                        
Dean Mead, et al.

Jerry Lee Hanbery
Invitation Homes

Skinner Louis
The Louis Law Firm

W. Doug Martin
Dellecker, Wilson, King, et al.

Chanel A. Mosley
Marshall, Dennehy, et al.

Brett R. Renton
Shutts & Bowen LLP

Amy R. Rigdon
Holland & Knight, P.A.