On 25 August 2011 a branch of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA), a non-profit organisation, launched in Yorkshire having had a successful life in Manchester over the last five years.
The Yorkshire launch of the Young Fraud Lawyers in the North Association (YFLNA) was a great success and was attended by many across Yorkshire. The YFLNA hosted a fantastic evening of networking and entertaining with lots of new contacts made. The food, drink and conversation was in full flow and, to top it all off, the sun was shining!
What is the Young Fraud Lawyers Association?
Started in the summer of 2000, the Young Fraud Lawyers Association aims to educate, train, and socialise young fraud lawyers in private practice as well as public prosecutors by hosting four educational and four social events per year.
Who can join?
The YFLA is open to solicitors, barristers, ILEX members, trainees, pupils, paralegals and legal academic staff, who work in either civil or criminal fraud – whether claiming/prosecuting or defending – or in the regulatory arena.
Young Fraud Lawyers Association members must be one of the following:
- a solicitor, of no more than 10 years admission;
- barrister, of no more than 12 years call;
- a member (or student member) of the Institute of Legal Executives, of no more than 10 years’ experience;
- a paralegal for up to 10 years from their first employment;
- legal academic staff;
- a trainee solicitor; or
- a pupil barrister.
The membership year runs from 1 October to 30 September and a fee is payable upon joining (£40 per annum). The Young Fraud Lawyers Association hosts a number of social events and educational talks and seminars, as well as occasional discounts. It’s a great way to meet other young fraud lawyers and build a sense of community and contacts in your specialist area of law.
If you’re considering membership, you can join here: https://www.yfla.com/