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Young Lawyers' Division

All members of the WCBA who are currently age 36 or under or who have been practicing law for less than five years (meaning any law graduate in his or her first five years of practice regardless of age) are automatically members of the YLD.  The YLD Board invites all YLD members to serve on one of our committees.  The YLD’s 2017 officers and committee chairs are listed below. Please contact secretary/president-elect Lauren Golden for more information about joining one of our committees.  If you would like specific information about a particular committee, please reach out directly to one of the committee chairs.

President/By Laws Committee Chair: Sam Fleder          
Secretary/President-Elect: Lauren Golden

Treasurer:   Julie Cronin  

Immediate Past President/Communications Committee Chair:  Brodie Erwin

Social Chair:  Sarah Beth Barnes

Membership Chair:  Leah Hermiller

Public Service Chairs: Elizabeth Timmermans & Jane Paksoy

Pro Bono Chair: Meredith Cross

Membership Services Chairs: Allen ThomasDavid Senter 

Law Student Services Committee Chair/Speaker Series Chair: Megan West Sharron

CLE Committee Chair: Steve Newton

Summer Clerk Committee Chair: Sam Slater

Member at Large: Matthew Mall


  • Ask-A-Lawyer Committee
  • Disaster Legal Services Committee
  • Silent Partners Committee
  • Bridge-The-Gap Committee
  • Summer Programs Committee
  • Swearing-In Ceremony Committee
  • Clothing Drive Committee
  • Food & Funds Drive Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Poverty Issues Committee
The Charles Hunt Award will be presented to a young attorney who exemplifies the honorable ideals of the legal profession and dedication to the Wake County community through participation in WCBA events, provision of pro bono services, and a passion for community outreach demonstrated by former WCBA YLD President Charles Brandon Hunt. Click here for further information.
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