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Young Lawyers Section

The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) aims to provide young lawyers with the tools and opportunities for professional and personal success. The goals of the YLS are to: facilitate and offer increased networking opportunities among the Young Lawyers of Primerus, act as an avenue for the exchange of expert witness information and legal research, and develop the Young Lawyers into the future leaders of Primerus. The YLS believes that active involvement will help each of its members in their professional growth as well as give better service to their clients.

Membership Criteria:

  1. Attorneys under the age of 40, or
  2. Admitted to practice for seven years or less



Stare Decisis - YLS e-Newsletter

Stare Decisis - YLS e-Newsletter

"Avoiding COVID-19 Work-Life Mush: Practical Strategies for Time Management and Sanity"
By Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD
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"Drones Are Taking Off - What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Drone Law"
By Kelly G. Swartz - Widerman Malek (Melbourne, FL)

"Nuts and Bolts of Contract Drafting: Part 1":

Presented by: Michael Schade, Dunlap Codding (Oklahoma City, OK)

This presentation is a 1-hour discussion of the highlights of one of the most important legal skills relevant to any discipline--contract drafting. This discussion will set the stage for later discussions (Part 2) regarding litigation of contracts by breaking down the most basic elements of a contract, including:

  • Before the Contract - Factors Influencing the Drafting and Negotiation Process
  • Building Blocks of a Commercial Contract
  • Preamble
  • Recitals
  • Definitions
  • Term and Termination
  • Operative Provisions
  • Price/Payment
  • Representations and Warranties
  • Product or Service Warranty
  • Express Contractual Remedies
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Confidentiality
  • Audit and Inspection Rights
  • Insurance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Miscellaneous and Boilerplate Language
  • Signatures
  • Attachments

Program Materials

PowerPoint Slides

Data and Analytics that In-House Counsel are Watching...And How to Drive Revenue

Patrick Fuller - Director of Legal Analytics, ELM Solutions
(YLS Sponsored Webinar)

Your Digital Footprint - What does yours look like?

By: Brenda Stewart - Stewart Marketing and Consulting

Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Practice - October 13, 2015

Presented By:
Amber Vincent (Alyn Weiss & Associates, Inc.)

Social Media: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone - October 13, 2015

Presented By:
Brenda L. Stewart - President of Stewart Marketing & Consulting

What is Primerus and How Can it Help Young Lawyers- April 17, 2014

Presented By:
Primerus President, Jack Buchanan, and Primerus Senior Vice President of Services, Chad Sluss

The webinar covers the following topics:

  • Brief History of Primerus
  • What it Means to be Accepted into Membership
  • Primerus' Support for Young Lawyers and their Professional Development
  • Overview of the Services Primerus Offers
  • Ways Young Lawyers Can Take Advantage of Primerus Membership

Understanding Communication Style Differences - The Key to Business Development and Relationship Management - August 13, 2013

Presented By:
Linda Hazelton, M.B.A. (Hazelton Marketing & Management - Dallas, TX)

Effective Networking for Lawyers - June 11, 2013

Presented By:
Pippa Blakemore (The PEP Partnership LLP, England)

Medicare Liens 2011: Information vs. Speculation- August 23, 2011

Presented By:
Sylvius von Saucken, Esq. (Garrestson Resolution Group - Charlotte, NC/Cincinati, OH)

Killer Marketing Strategies for Young Lawyers- January 18, 2011

Presented By:
John Remsen, Jr. (The Remsen Group - Atlanta, GA)

Young Lawyers Section Events

Vice Chair
Immediate Past Chair
Committee Member