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The Affiliate, Volume 35, Number 2, November/December 2009, 2008–2009 Awards of Achievement Winners

2008–2009 Awards of Achievement Winners

 

The annual Awards of Achievement program provides ABA YLD affiliated national, state, local, and specialty bar young lawyer organizations with the opportunity to submit their best projects for evaluation by a jury of their peers.

Outstanding Single Project—Service to the Public:
South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
Families Forever

Outstanding Single Project—Service to the Bar:
Washington State Bar Young Lawyers Division
Washington Young Bar Leaders Summit

For more information on ABA YLD Awards of Achievement program, visit www.abanet.org/yld/awards/aoa .

COMPREHENSIVE APPLICATIONS

Division IA—Young lawyer membership of 8,000 or more

1ST PLACE
Texas Young Lawyers Association
2ND PLACE
State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference

Division IB—Young lawyer membership of more than 3,000 and less than 8,000
1ST PLACE
North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
2ND PLACE
South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
Oregon New Lawyers Division

Division IC—Young lawyer membership of less than 3,000
1ST PLACE
Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
2ND PLACE
Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Utah State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Division IIA—Young lawyer membership of 2,000 or more
1ST PLACE
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
2ND PLACE
Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

Division IIB—Young lawyer membership of more than 800 but less than 2,000
1ST PLACE
Houston Young Lawyers Association
2ND PLACE
Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Cincinnati Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
Austin Young Lawyers Association
San Diego County Bar Association Young/New Lawyers Division

Division IIC—Young lawyer membership of 800 or less
1ST PLACE
Texarkana Young Lawyers Association
2ND PLACE
Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
Knoxville Bar Association Barristers

SINGLE PROJECT—SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC

Division IA—Young lawyer membership of 8,000 or more
1ST PLACE
State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division
The Great Debators Project
2ND PLACE
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Healing the Wounds
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference
Minority Pre-Law Conference

Division IB—Young lawyer membership of more than 3,000 and less than 8,000
1ST PLACE
South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
Families Forever
2ND PLACE
North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
USERRA Mediation Project
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
Oregon New Lawyers Division
Constitution Day School Presentations
State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section
Skating Party to Benefit SKIP (Saving Kids of Incarcerated Parents)
Washington State Bar Young Lawyers Division
Washington First Responder Will Clinic

Division IC—Young lawyer membership of less than 3,000
1ST PLACE
Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
4All Campaign for Equal Access to Justice
2ND PLACE
Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
U@18: Becoming an Adult in Kentucky
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Arkansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
18 and Life to Go: A Legal Handbook for Young Arkansans
Utah State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Wills for Heroes
Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Richmond Decision

Division IIA—Young lawyer membership of 2,000 or more
1ST PLACE
Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Adoption
2ND PLACE
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
DAYL Adopt an Animal
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Barristers Club of San Francisco
2009 Pro Bono Resources Guide

Division IIB—Young lawyer membership of more than 800 but less than 2,000
1ST PLACE
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Events (“It Shouldn’t Kill a Texas Teen to Date”)
2ND PLACE
Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Pro Bono Day
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Austin Young Lawyers Association
Medical Directives

Division IIC—Young lawyer membership of 800 or less
1ST PLACE
Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
Back to the Schools—Law Day/Law Week
2ND PLACE
Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association
Civil Rights Oral History Project (aka “They Had a Dream Too—Local Edition”)
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Tee It Up Charity Golf Tournament
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
2009 Tennessee High School District Mock Trial Competition
Ventura County Barristers
The Barristers’ Cup Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament

SINGLE PROJECT—SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC

Division IA—Young lawyer membership of 8,000 or more
1ST PLACE
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Ten Minute Mentor Goes to Law School
2ND PLACE
State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division
Interstate Lawyer Collaboration Initiative
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division
2009 Affiliate Outreach Conference: Rockin’ the Bar
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference
Professional Development Conference—Learning from the Masters

Division IB—Young lawyer membership of more than 3,000 and less than 8,000
1ST PLACE
Washington State Bar Young Lawyers Division
Washington Young Bar Leaders Summit
2ND PLACE
North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
“How to Open Your Own Law Firm” CLE Seminars
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Oregon New Lawyers Division
Continuing Legal Education Program Series
South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
YLD Leadership Academy
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Division
What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School

Division IC—Young lawyer membership of less than 3,000
1ST PLACE
Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Mentoring Program
2ND PLACE
New Jersey Sate Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
101 Series for Young Lawyers
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Utah State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Speed Networking Socials
Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Robert E. Shepard, Jr. Juvenile Law and Education ConferencE

Division IIA—Young lawyer membership of 2,000
1ST PLACE
Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Lawyer’s Survival Guide to Chicago Job Market
2ND PLACE
Barristers Club of San Francisco
Diversity Pipelilne
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Jury Selection Tips and Tactics

Division IIB—Young lawyer membership of more than 800 but less than 2,000
1ST PLACE
Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Young Lawyers Summit
2ND PLACE
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Child Abduction Prevention Initiative
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
YLD Comedy Night
Austin Young Lawyers Association
Take a Law Student to Work
Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Unlock Your Potential: Strategies for Professionalism and Professional Development

Division IIC—Young lawyer membership of 800 or less
1ST PLACE
Baton Rouge Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
The New (and Not-So-New) Lawyers’s Survival Guide
2ND PLACE
Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Noon in June
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Triple Threat CLE & Happy Hour Series
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association
CCYLA Poker Tournament
Texarkana Young Lawyers Association
Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza

MINORITY PROJECTS

Division IA—Young lawyer membership of 8,000 or more
2ND PLACE
State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division
An Evening of Cocktails & Conversation: A Night to Honor Women in the Judiciary
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Corporate Diversity Center

Division IB—Young lawyer membership of more than 3,000 and less than 8,00
1ST PLACE
Washington State Bar Young Lawyers Division
Washington Young Bar Leaders Summit
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
Mothers in the Law: Balancing Family and Work
State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section
Bar Exam Workshop at University of Detroit Mercy Law School
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Diverse Excellence: Unconventional Success with a J.D.

Division IC—Young lawyer membership of less than 3,000
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
Utah State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Choose Law and Gear Up Program

Division IIA—Young lawyer membership of 2,000 or more
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
What We Need to Succeed: Candid Conversations with Today’s Youth on Important Contemporary Issues

Division IIB—Young lawyer membership of more than 800 but less than 2,000
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
Houston Young Lawyers Association
The Big Read

NEWSLETTER PROJECTS
Budget $0–$2,000
1ST PLACE
Kansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
The YLS Forum
2ND PLACE
Texas Young Lawyers Association
TYLA eNews
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
The Young Lawyers’ Appeal
State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section
Inter Alia
Texarkana Young Lawyers Association
The Footnote
CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE
San Diego County Bar Association Young/New Lawyers Division
For the Record
Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
E-DICT

Budget $2,001–$10,000
1ST PLACE
North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
The Advocate
2ND PLACE
The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division
Across the Bar
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
The Dicta

Budget $10,000 or more
1ST PLACE
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference
Docket Call
2ND PLACE
State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division
The YLD Review
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Pocket Parts

Child Advocacy Award
H. J. David Ambroz
Executive Director of the Los Angeles City College Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Barbara J. Elias-Perciful
Director of Texas Lawyers for Children
Dallas, TX

For more information on the ABA YLD Child Advocacy Award, visit www.abanet.org/yld/awards/childadvocacy .

Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Awards
U.S. Army:
Captain Jennifer L. Venghaus

U.S. Navy:
Lieutenant Thomas P. Byrnes

U.S. Marine Corps:
Captain John B. Diefenbach

U.S. Air Force:
Captain Dylan B. Williams

U.S. Coast Guard:
Lieutenant Benedict Gullo

For more information on the Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Awards, visit www.abanet.org/yld/awards/military .

Stars of the Year
Seth D. Levy
Conference & Program Director
Los Angeles, CA

Jamie M. Hawk
Public Service Project Co-Coordinator
Spokane, WA

Michael G. Bergmann
Public Service Project Co-Coordinator
Chicago, IL

Matt L. Nelson
Board of Governors Representative
Los Angeles, CA

Scott D. Laufenberg
Communications Director
Bowling Green, KY

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