Butler Snow attorneys La'Toyia J. Slay and Paul S. Rosenblatt were recently elected to leadership positions within Jackson Young Lawyers (JYL). Slay will serve as the President-elect and Rosenblatt will serve as the ‘Director 1’ post.
“La’Toyia and Paul will bring great leadership to the Jackson Young Lawyers organization,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman, Butler Snow. “This is a well-deserved honor for both La’Toyia and Paul.”
Founded in 1936, the JYL association strives to strengthen the bond between attorneys in the Jackson, Miss. metropolitan area by emphasizing community, education and service. JYL members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and practice across the field of law, including family law, corporate law, real estate and criminal defense.
The purpose of the JYL organization is to aid in the administration of justice; promote among its members higher ethical and professional standards in the practice of law; advise, inform, and educate its members in all matters relevant to the practice of law; operate seminars and other educational programs; promote fellowship among its members and to sponsor social activities for members and their guests; present programs and direct projects to educate the public at large about the judicial system, the role of the attorney and the rights of the individual under law; promote service to the public by its members; and to uphold the honor, dignity and integrity of the legal profession.
Slay is a member of Butler Snow’s commercial litigation group and is admitted to practice in Mississippi. She is a member of the Federal Bar Association, National Association of Women Lawyers, Jackson Young Lawyers, Magnolia Bar Association, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Board. She is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson. For the past two years, she previously served as the ‘Director 1’ post for JYL.
Slay served as an adjunct writing professor at Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law) where she earned her juris doctor. At MC Law, Slay graduated as Valedictorian and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree in political science from Sewanee: The University of the South.
As a member of the pharmaceutical, medical device and health care group, Rosenblatt defends pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and individual cases pending in various state and federal venues throughout the country. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Federal Bar Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Jackson Young Lawyers, and the Capital Area Bar Association. Rosenblatt is a 2016 graduate of the IADC Trial Academy held at Stanford Law School, and was previously named by Mississippi Business Journal as one of the Top 50 Leaders in the Law. He earned his undergraduate degree from Longwood University, his masters of business administration from Mississippi College, and his juris doctor from Mississippi College School of Law.
As co-chair of the JYL Athletic Committee over the past two years, Rosenblatt has helped organize JYL networking events and fundraisers. He is excited about the opportunity to contribute to JYL’s continued success in organizing fundraisers networking events for Jackson’s young lawyers and serving those in need in the Jackson Metro area.