The American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division (ABA YLD) and Judge Advocate Association (JAA) are accepting nominations for the 2012 – 2013 Outstanding Young Military Lawyer Award (OYMLA).
The OYMLA, a joint effort of the ABA YLD and JAA, recognizes the legal contributions of one young judge advocate from each uniformed service: the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard. Every judge advocate command is encouraged to nominate one young officer under the conditions herein.
Nominations will be evaluated based on a narrative description of professional accomplishments, service to the community, leadership, and development of subordinates. Please also note the following criteria:
Each nomination packet should be emailed to their corresponding Service POC no later than March 31, 2013. Services, however, may set earlier due dates.
The recipients will be announced in May or June 2013, and they will be honored at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California on Friday, August, 9 2013 (However, awardees should keep August 8 – 10 open). Service Representatives will provide travel and schedule details to their corresponding award recipients.