Meet your new YLS Council Members for District 9
The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section works to facilitate the professional growth and public service of newly admitted Missouri lawyers. Three lawyers have recently been elected to represent District 9, covering the City of St. Louis. Dashawn Cason, Adam Ford, and Jack Yarbrough are the new YLS Council members for this district.
Dashawn R. Cason
What are you most looking forward to in your role as a YLS Council member? I am most looking forward to connecting section members in my district to the numerous resources that the Young Lawyers' Section maintains for its members. I am also looking forward to hosting events within my district focused on building community amongst members of the Young Lawyers' Section.
What do you want other young lawyers to learn about the YLS or The Missouri Bar? The Missouri Bar offers a variety of ways to become involved and to serve in an effort to better our profession. These opportunities are enriching and impactful. In addition to that, both Young Lawyers' Section Council members and Missouri Bar leaders are accessible and willing to share their time. As such, I encourage young lawyers to take advantage of that!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off? One of my favorite ways to spend a day off usually starts with candle shopping, followed by playing recreational basketball, and then winding down by eating a late lunch at a restaurant that I haven't eaten at in the St. Louis area!
Is there anything that you would like members of the bar to know about you? I believe strongly in the mission and strategic goals of The Missouri Bar and am happy to share with anyone my perspective on those topics.
What are you most looking forward to in your role as a YLS Council member? I am very excited to be involved in an organization with other attorneys that are dedicated to improving the profession.
What do you want other young lawyers to learn about the YLS or The Missouri Bar? I would love if young lawyers learned about the impact YLS is making on the community and the level of dedication of the members.
What is your favorite way to spend a day off? I love spending my day with my wife (Andrea), son (Alex) and daughter (Adeline). Most of the “free” time I have is dedicated to my family.
Is there anything you would like to add or that you would like members of the bar to know about you? I work to uphold a high standard for myself and am dedicated to the service of others, which is what called me to the profession.
What are you most looking forward to in your role as a YLS Council member? I am most looking forward to meeting YLS members in District 9. I hope I can be a facilitator between the YLS Council, District 9, and ultimately the citizens of Missouri.
What do you want other young lawyers to learn about the YLS or The Missouri Bar? I want young lawyers, including myself, to learn why the YLS and The Missouri Bar are so important to our success as professionals and in continued service to our communities. I think young lawyers are underutilizing the vast resources available to us at The Missouri Bar.
Who is your personal hero? My personal hero is my dad. Through example, he taught me that you have a considerable amount of control over your own happiness, and those around you, by how you think about events, and how you think about yourself.
Is there anything you would like to add? It is a privilege to work in this profession and to have the skills pertinent to practice law. I think it is our duty to use those skills in a way that serves the public and gives back to our community.
Learn more about YLS at MOBarYLS.org.