Attorney Ryan Reese was selected to serve on three committees for the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division. Details on these committees, including the Legislative Affairs Committee, Judicial Law Clerk Committee, and the Estate and Elder Law Committee, can be found below.
The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) has more than 30 committees that provide service to the public, the profession, and the Bar through an array of projects and programs.
The YLD Legislative Affairs Committee promotes education and involvement in the state legislative process. Working with the State Bar, the committee promotes Bar and/or YLD-initiated legislation and assists other YLD committees in legislative-related matters, including co-hosting the annual legislative luncheon with the Leadership Academy.
Judicial Law Clerk
The YLD Judicial Law Clerk Committee serves the professional needs of, and addresses issues specific to, young lawyers serving as Staff Attorneys or Judicial Law Clerks in either State or Federal Courts throughout the state. In this regard, the committee monitors and addresses legal developments and issues facing the courts. Moreover, the committee provides a forum for young, practicing lawyers to gain insight from other young lawyers serving in the courts. The committee also sponsors CLE programs, covering topics of interest to Staff Attorneys and Judicial Law Clerks, and offers networking events throughout the year.
Estate and Elder Law
The YLD Estate and Elder Law Committee is involved in the delivery of legal services to the elderly, monitoring legislation and other legal developments affecting the elderly community, and providing general information to older Georgians. This committee also oversees the Wills Clinic, which is a pro bono service project where attorney volunteers assist first responders in the preparation and execution of basic estate planning documents. The documents offered by the Wills Clinic include a Last Will & Testament, a Financial Power of Attorney, and an Advance Health Care Directive.