JoAnna Thomas was recently appointed as interim Vice Chair of the Executive Committee for the Omaha Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. Ms. Thomas participated in the Omaha Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Exploratory Committee from June through December, 2012. The exploratory committee examined areas in which a Young Lawyers Division could benefit newer members of the bar and encourage community involvement in Omaha and participation in the OBA. The exploratory committee submitted a formal proposal for organization of the YLD, which was approved in late December, 2012. The YLD will serve the interests of attorneys within their first five years of practice and those under the age of 36. The YLD houses two programming committees: a committee for outreach and communication, focused on mentorship and community service in Omaha and surrounding areas; and a committee devoted to continuing legal education, focused on addressing practical issues faced by young practitioners.