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 now closed.

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 2021 Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award  will be presented virtually on June 3, 2021, during the 46th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility.

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2021 Award Recipient

Tamara P. Nash

Tamara P. Nash, (University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D. 2013), is the recipient of the 2021 Rosner & Rosner Young Professionals Award from the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility and ABA Young Lawyers Division.

Tamara currently serves as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office and United States Attorney’s Office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Tamara is deeply involved in the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division and Center for Professional Responsibility, having served on several Committees and entities in each Section; as well as the Bar Association in her home state of South Dakota.  Read more

Past Award Recipients

Rosner & Rosner award recipients (2010 -2021)