On June 28, 2013 at the Florida Bar Annual Convention, attorney Karen Persis was sworn in to the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division as a Governor for the Ninth Circuit. The Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar has over 21,000 members. All lawyers under age 36 and new Florida Bar members for the first 5 years in good standing are automatically members. The purpose of the Florida Bar YLD is to get its members involved in the Florida Bar, to provide a full and complete program of activities and projects designed to be of interest and assistance to YLD members, and to engage in such activities as shall tend to further the best interests of the legal profession. Karen was elected to a two-year term.