CYLA is the nation's largest association of young lawyers. A young lawyer has been in practice for eight years or less.
California Young Lawyers Association (“CYLA”) is a proud part of the California Lawyer’s Association (“CLA”), representing all lawyers in California who are under eight years in practice. Put briefly, CYLA celebrates, invigorates, connects and supports all new California lawyers.
One way we celebrate our CYLA members is to attend the swearing in ceremonies that occur throughout the state. We invigorate our lawyers by providing programming that is directly relevant to attorneys newer to the practice in law, offering nuts & bolts programming as well as providing lessons learned from more seasoned attorneys. We connect our members with each other through networking events.
CYLA is chaired by Martin Behn, an attorney practicing in Trusts & Estates. Want to become involved? Contact CYLA here.
Early career support can help get your dream job as a new attorney!
Learn about new career support workshops specifically geared to help young lawyers with the challenges of finding opportunities in the tough California job market while often struggling to pay back extraordinary student loan debt.
The California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) offers many educational programs. We are proud to introduce the 10 Minute Mentor video series.
This series of short videos feature leading attorneys in their area of practice - providing 10 minutes of mentoring on a particular topic.
These videos are foundational in nature and designed to point you toward valuable resources.
These videos are completely free of charge and should you want to learn more - some of them are also available as a full length Continuing Legal Education (CLE).
We hope you enjoy these videos and we appreciate your continued support of CYLA.
All California attorneys who are in their first eight years of practice are AUTOMATICALLY members of CYLA. No separate membership fee is required. Membership in CYLA is a benefit provided as a result of your status as a newer member.
Social media, anyone? The California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) has its own page on Facebook and our Twitter account @CLA_CYLA where we can keep you up-to-date on our latest news and events. And the Sections & CYLA have a new presence on LinkedIn.
We're also looking forward to interacting with a wider community, and reaching out to people who are not currently members.
We invite you to "Like" us and follow our "Tweets"!