Sarasota County Bar Young Lawyers Division


Sarasota County Young Lawyer’s 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 five years of practice. Membership in the YLD is free and automatic upon membership in the SCBA.


Erin A. Itts, President

Itts Law, LLC
355 W. Venice Avenue
Venice, FL  34285
941-485-8163 (fax)


Brian D. Goodrich, President-elect

Bentley and Bruning, P.A.
783 S. Orange Ave., 3rd Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-312-5316 (fax)



  Sara Castro, Secretary

Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett & Carr, P.A.
99 Nesbit St
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-639-0028 (fax)

Robert Young, Treasurer

Band, Gates, Dramis, P.L.
2070 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL  34237
941-366-5368 (fax)


Caroleen Brej, Director

Bentley & Bruning, P.A.
783 S. Orange Ave., 3rd Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-312-5316 (fax) 

Austin Eason, Director

Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford
1819 Main St., Ste. 910
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-366-4227 (fax)

Patrick McArdle, Director

Grossman, Roth & Partridge
1800 2nd St., Ste. 777
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-316-0963 (fax)

Jodi Ruberg, Director

Kirk Pinkerton, P.A.
240 S. Pineapple Ave., 6th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-364-2490 (fax)

Natasha Selvaraj, Director

Berlin Patten Ebling, PLLC
3700 Tamiami Trail, Ste. 200
Sarasota, FL 34239
941-954-9992 (fax)

Daniel Tullidge, Director

Williams Parker
200 S Orange Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-366-5109 (fax)

Fletcher Rush, Director
South County Division

Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett & Carr, P.A.
4130 Woodmere Park Blvd., Ste. 12
Venice, FL  34293
941-497-7636 (fax)

Erin H. Christy, Imm. Past President

Williams Parker
200 S. Orange Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-954-6045 (fax)

By the Numbers

  • Number of Events


  • Number of CLEs


  • Funds Raised

    $USD 9,876.54

  • Pro Bono Hours