Annual Award

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Congratulations to the 2016 Honorees!

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The Annual On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers provides national recognition for ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service.

Selection of the Top 40 Young Lawyers:

A selection committee comprised of practicing attorneys in private practice and in-house positions review completed nominations. The strength of the nomination will be subjectively based upon the reputation of the nominator, the professional relationship between the nominator and the nominee, and the nominator’s first-hand knowledge of the nominee’s experience, skill, and character.

Eligibility

  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • A licensed attorney in the U.S. or one of its territories
  • On August 30, 2017 nominee will be 36 years old or younger or admitted to practice for five years or less

Nomination Process

Nominations must be submitted via the online form by March 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET.

  • The online form is set-up so that you can return to it and finish your entry as long as you are using the same device.
  • If information is marked confidential, the selection committee will not disclose the information outside of the closed selection process.  However, nominators are solely responsible for determining the types of information they are permitted to disclose to the selection committee.
  • After the nomination deadline [has passed,] nominees will receive an email notification of their nomination that includes the name(s) of the individual(s) who nominated them.  Nominees may also be asked for additional information during the selection process, if deemed necessary.

Sample nomination form questions (Nominations must be submitted via the online form by March 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET):

Q1 NOMINEE (individual may be contacted for follow-up purposes)

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Firm/Organization
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip
  • Email Address
  • Telephone

Q2 The nominee is a Member of the American Bar Association.

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure

Q14 On August 30, 2017 nominee will be 36 years old or younger or admitted to practice for five years or less. 

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure

Q5 The nominee is a licensed attorney in the U.S. or one of its territories.

  • Yes
  •  No

Q6 Practice Setting (Chose One):

  • Academia
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Government/Judiciary Military
  • Legal/Public Services
  • Private Practice
  • Other

Q18 NOMINATOR CONTACT INFORMATION

 

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Firm/Organization
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip
  • Email Address
  • Telephone
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    Q7 How do you know the nominee and for how long? (Limit 2,000 characters)

    Q19 Why are you nominating this individual? What unique and exceptional results has the nominee achieved that qualify him/her for this honor?  (Limit 4,000 characters)

    Q21 List any bar and/or community involvement. (Limit 2,500 characters)

    Q8 Cut and paste nominees bio.

    Q23 If available provide a link to nominee's online firm/organization page or linkedIn profile.

    Q24 **Last Question**  Provide the names and contact information for 1-3 additional references. (individuals may be contacted)   

    Questions

    Please email your questions to the Young Lawyers Division.  

     

     

     

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