|Going to the NC Bar Association Gala|
|L-R: Deyaska Spencer Sweatman, Jason Walters, Matt Cordell, Cabell Clay, Rachel Blunk, Martha Bradley, Kristen Kirby, Brooks Jaffa, Harrison Lord, and Bryan Norris.|
The YLD is where the future leaders of the NC Bar Association, the state, and the nation gain valuable leadership experience. This is evident from a quick look at the accomplishments of the prior YLD chairs: Seven have become presidents of the NCBA, and an eighth is the president-elect. One became president of the American Bar Association. Two became president of the State Bar. Two more took the helm of Legal Aid. A significant number went on to hold public office. Again, that's just the prior Chairs. Scores of other YLD officers, directors and committee chairs honed leadership skills in the YLD that propelled them on to great things later in life. I am absolutely confident that our current leaders will be the future leaders of the state of North Carolina. Many of them will quickly eclipse my own accomplishments--of that I am certain.