Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Board

2024-2025 YLS Board of Directors

The YLS has an elected board. The YLS President also serves on the MBA Board of Directors.


President: Nicole Elgin, Barran Liebman LLP
Secretary: Allison Kamilos, Holtey Law LLC
Treasurer: Wilson Jarrell, Barran Liebman LLP
President-Elect: A.C. Estacio-Heilich, Lane Powell LLP


Kelsey Benedick, Attorney at Law
Alex Hutchinson, Miller Nash LLP
Gemma Nelson, Elliott Ostrander & Preston PC
Alysha Phelps, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
Caulin Price, Dunn Carney LLP
Christine Sargent, Littler Mendelson
Elli Tillotson, Black Helterline LLP
Sophia von Bergen, Miller Nash LLP
Immediate Past President: Maxine Tuan, St. Andrew Legal Clinic

Law School 3L Representative

A representative from each of Oregon's law schools is invited to attend and contribute at monthly YLS Board meetings. The 3L Rep role offers law students a unique introduction to the Portland legal community and provides an additional conduit of communication between the YLS leadership and law students. For more information, interested candidates are encouraged to contact