Welcome to the Affiliate section of our website where we feature information about both our Local Bar Affiliates and Law School Affiliates. Here, you’ll find all the information that you need to know about the Affiliates that the Young Lawyers Division partners with, and what they are doing in their local communities around Florida to shape the legal industry.

For both our Affiliates and Law School Affiliates, this section of our website gives you an opportunity to teach others about your organization, and to learn more about other Affiliates; while promoting your events, engaging with lawyers in your community, and partnering with organizations locally and across the state.

For our young lawyers, this section of our website will keep you up-to-date on the happenings in your community, so that you can get involved, make an impact, and connect with your legal community.

This is also where all of the Young Lawyers Division Affiliate Grant applications and deadlines can be found, and where you’ll be able to find more information as it’s made available about our largest event, the Affiliate Outreach Conference (AOC).

We hope that you’ll be able to find all of your Affiliate resources here in one comprehensive place, but if there’s something missing or if you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to reach out to Affiliate/Law School Affiliate Chairs Charise Morgan-Joseph ( and Rebekah Taylor ( or YLD Section Administrator, Tom Miller (

What is an affiliate?

  • An affiliate is an organization, not a person.  The Florida Bar YLD’s definition of an Affiliate is “Any (1) young lawyer organization, or (2) young lawyer component of any voluntary bar association in the Florida legal profession in which membership is dedicated to the cause of young lawyers.”
  • To become a recognized Affiliate of The Florida Bar YLD, you must certify that your organization fits into one of these two categories.  Please sign the certification page and provide the requested contact information to the Local Bar Affiliates Chair.  The YLD board will then vote to approve your organization as an Affiliate at an upcoming board meeting.

Affiliate Resources

Law School Affiliate Resources