The California Board of Governors has appointed Wilke Fleury associate Samson R. Elsbernd to the State Bar’s California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA). CYLA advises the Board of the interests of California young lawyers, develops strategies for increasing young lawyer involvement and participation in the State Bar, and facilitates the development of programs and services that would assist young lawyers in their professional and leadership advancement and programs that benefit the public.
CYLA members serve as ambassadors of the State Bar to the young lawyer organizations within the state. A California young lawyer is defined as a member in good standing of the State Bar of California who is in his or her first five years of practice in place California or who is age 36 or under. Mr. Elsbernd’s appointment will begin at the close of the 2010 State Bar Annual Meeting on September 26, 2010.