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Welcome to the Young Lawyers Division! 

The SCBA’s Young Lawyer’s Division (YLD) offers numerous opportunities to network and volunteer in the Sarasota community.  The mission of the YLD is to integrate young lawyers into the legal profession by stimulating their interest in bar association activities, social and educational programs, public service projects, and providing young lawyers with a voice in the state and local bar associations.


SCBA’s YLD has enjoyed tremendous success through its many programs and was recently selected the Affiliate of the Year at The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Affiliate Outreach Conference. We encourage you to join and get involved in a committee to meet and engage with the vibrant legal community in Sarasota County.


Membership in the Young Lawyers Division is open to all SCBA members who are under 36 years of age and all lawyers within their first three years of practice. Membership in the YLD is free and automatic upon membership in the SCBA.



Erin H. Christy, President-elect

Williams Parker
200 S. Orange Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

Erin focuses her practice in the areas of real estate and land use. She handles complex residential and commercial real estate matters, including land use and zoning matters, developer representation, landlord representation, and purchaser and seller representation in connection with residential and commercial purchase and sale transactions. Additionally, she counsels developers and significant landowners on a variety of land use matters. This includes developments of regional impact, comprehensive plan amendments, rezonings, special exceptions, and conditional use approvals.

Before returning to her native Sarasota, she worked as an associate for an AV-rated law firm in Tallahassee, Florida, representing real estate developers in the creation of condominiums and planned developments. Prior to joining the firm, Erin also served as Director for Planned Giving at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art where she helped families accomplish their philanthropic gift planning through gifts of art, real estate, and outright gifts.

Erin received her juris doctor and Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University.


Erin A. Itts, President-elect

Itts Law, LLC
355 W. Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285



Brian D. Goodrich, Secretary

Bentley and Bruning, P.A.
783 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 220
Sarasota, FL 34236

Sara Castro Attorney Business Litigation, Zoning & Land Use

Sara Castro, Treasurer

Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett & Carr, P.A.
99 Nesbit St
Punta Gorda, FL 33950




Jennifer H. Burns, Director

Children's Legal Services
1864 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34234

Rachel Heard Didier, Director

Koontz & Associates
1613 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota FL 34236

Austin Eason, Director

Wicker, Smith, O'Hara, McCoy & Ford
1819 Main St., Ste. 910
Sarasota, FL 34236

Patrick McArdle, Director

Grossman, Roth & Partridge
1800 2nd St., Ste. 777
Sarasota, FL 34236

Daniel Tullidge, Director

Williams Parker, et al
200 S Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

Robert Young, Director

Icard Merrill
P.O. Drawer 4195
Sarasota, FL 34230

Fletcher Rush, Director

Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett & Carr, PA
4130 Woodmere Park Blvd, Ste 12

Venice, FL 34293


Jesse Butler, Imm. Past President

Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.

401 N Cattleman Rd, Ste 300

Sarasota, FL 34232


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