Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award

About the Award

The award recognizes and encourages young lawyers who are dedicated to lawyer professionalism. The award is supported by the Rosner and Rosner Justice Fund and administered by the Center for Professional Responsibility. The fund and award are named by donor Seth Rosner in honor and in memory of his partners, Oscar S. Rosner, his father, and Jonathan L. Rosner, his brother. The award honors young lawyer commitment to legal and judicial ethics, lawyer professionalism, client protection and professional regulation.

The award recipient receives a lifetime complimentary membership in the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility (ABA membership required), complimentary registration for the Center’s National Conference on Professional Responsibility Conference, and a complimentary one-year subscription to the web-based version of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct.

The award is presented during the National Conference on Professional Responsibility in late spring and the recipient may also be recognized during the YLD Assembly at the ABA Annual Meeting. Travel reimbursement to the National Conference will be provided.

Representatives of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility and the ABA Young Lawyers Division serve on the selection committee.

Nominations are accepted until January 31.

Nomination Process

  • Nomination form
  • Please include a nomination cover letter detailing the qualifications of the nominee and the ways in which the nominee has exhibited dedication to professional responsibility.
  • A resume of detailing professional accomplishments, bar association, community service and relevant impact on professional responsibility concerns.
  • Please include up to five letters of recommendation.
  • Nominees shall be 36 years of age or younger or admitted to practice 5 years or less as of the end of the ABA membership year on August 31.

The 2020 award  will be presented at the 46th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 28, 2020.

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2019 Award Recipient

J. Ryann Peyton

“Ms. Peyton has transformed the idea of mentoring into a lifelong professional development—and professionalism—tool.”

J. Ryann Peyton is the Executive Director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP), a program of the Colorado Supreme Court dedicated to providing mentors and professional guidance to new and transitioning lawyers across Colorado. Ms. Peyton is widely regarded as a leader in the promotion of professionalism and professional development, and for developing CAMP into a national model for attorney mentoring. Read more

Past Award Recipients

Rosner & Rosner award recipients (2010 -2018)