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American Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division
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Young Lawyers

The newzsetter and resource           uide for bar leaders ination'ide
A Publication of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division * www.ahanet.org/yld

By Rabecca Cross

anny Van Horn made history recently when he was
voted to become President of the Tennessee State Bar.
At age 3, he is believed to be the youngest person
ever to be elected as Tennessee Bar President and perhaps
one of the youngest state bar presidents in the nation's his-
tory. For Van Horn, this is a natural next step in a long his-
tory of service to local, state, and national bar associations.
Van Horn believes this is an exciting time to be a young
lawyer, as the practice of law changes to reflect new times
and a new generation. Our time to step up isn't just com-
irg, Van Horn states, its here.
Juggling Famiy, Practice, and Bar Work
Van Horn attributes the most important factor to his
success in juggling family, a law practice, and heavi bar
participation to his wife Erina. But he acknowledged the
difficults in bar participation for young lawyers. Bar work
is in addition to, not in lieu of, ans
Reacca cpss ian asia-  other work Van Horn noted. He
tantthiornof Tih,-ffiliate
andprticasnithtte     stressed that young lawyers usually
FoundAnitais Foundaticn  have more capacity to fit bar activi-
in LosAngpeles California.
ties into their schedules than thes

realize, but knowing when to sa no also is important.
Still, it's easy to understand why Van Horn doesn't say
no very often when he shared what he considers the keys
to being happy practicing law long-term. One, be active in
a bar group of some kind, Van Horn stated, and two, do
pro bono work.
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Active Participation Key
Following his own advice, Van Horn has been very active
in the Tennessee Young Lawyers Division, where he served
as its President in 2005-2006. The Tennessee Young Law-
yers Division has approximately 2,000 members, a fraction
of the approximately 15,000 lawyers Van Horn will lead
when he takes the helm of the Tennessee Bar Association

(TBA). Through the
TBAs leadership succes-
sion process, Van Horn
will serve as Vice-Presi-
dent of the bar in 2009-
2010, President-Elect in
2010-2011, and will be
sworn in as President in
the summer of 2011.
Van Horn is a litigator
and member of Butler,
Snow, O'Mara, Stevens
& Cannada, PLLC. He
and his wife Erina have
two   children,  Grant
and Rachel. In addition
to his TBA and ABA roles, V
to Justice Committee of the)
Executive Committee of theI
Memphis, and the Board of
phis Chamber of Commerce.

Danny Van Horn

Van Horn serves on the Access
Memphis Bar Association, the
Boys & Girls Club of Greater
Advisors of the Greater Mem-
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By Jill M. Kastner

f you're like me, you get tons of legal material to read every
seek-from state and local bar newsletters to substantive
law publications. Who has time to read it all? I know I
don't. But there are certain publications that, as a leader of
your affiliate, you need to read. The1Affiliate is one of them.
Why, you ask.
Because unlike other publications, The AJliate is specifi-
cally designed to provide valuable information important to
young lawyer 1eaders-such as information on resources
available to affiliates, news about successful public service,
member service, and pro bono projects that other groups
have done and that your affiliate may want to consider or
learn from, advice on kes issues,
like how to increase membership,
obtain sponsorships and funding,
and work with other bar organiza
tions; and information about ABA
YLD meetings, projects, and re-
sources offered to affiliates.
In short, The Afliate is the pre-
eminent how-to guide for young
Jll I. K aisa the   lawsyer bar leaders.
Ed' orofTbd hk
and General ounel f   Each issue of The Affiliate will
provide a sampling    of affiliate
projects, programs, and events in

the Around the Country section. The Affiliate also will in-
clude features about member service and/or public service
programs being put on by affiliates and spotlight the work
of a specific affiliate and/or affiliate leader.
The feature articles will go into the details of a successful
affiliate program that benefits the public and/or an affiliates
young lawyer members. In this issue, The Affiliate features
member service projects aimed at helping lawyers in these
difficult economic times and disaster legal services trainng
aimed at helping victims of a natural disaster. The purpose
of these features is to both acknowledge the great work af-
filiates do and, more importantly, to share these ideas with
other affiliate leaders who may want to implement similar
programs in their areas.
The spotlight articles will discuss how affiliates and their
leaders have overcome challenges and made their affiliates
and programs successful. Like the feature articles, these
serve the dual purpose of recognizing a leader or affiliate
for their great work and accomplishments and also inspir-
ing other leaders and affiliates to follow in their footsteps.
Each issue of The Affiliate also will include an article pro-
viding advice that affiliates should find useful. Either the
article will answer a question posed by an affiliate leader or
it will describe how to successfully overcome a challenge
faced by many affiliates.

Every issue also will include the latest news about the
ABA YLD-its conferences, programs, and resources it of-
fers affiliates, particularly through the Affiliate Assistance
To make certain we keep bringing young lawyer lead-
ers the best and most useful information possible, we need
your help. Let us know ifyou
* know of news, resources, or other information that
would be of interest to other affiliates;
* have a question/issue that should be discussed (for
example, how to get funding for programs, how to
increase membership, how to work with other local/
state bars, and so on);
* know   of a successful program  or project that we
should highlight, whether it is
-public service,
-member service, or
-pro bono,
* know a young lawyer affiliate leader who should be
profiled, or
* believe your affiliate should be profiled.
You can do this by contacting me directly at jmkastner@
gmail.coom. I

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