October 17, 2018

Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism 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 December 31.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019 AWARD
ARE NOW OPENED.

NOMINATION FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS

THE 2019 AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE 45TH ABA NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN VANCOUVER, CANADA.

2018 Award Recipient

Emil J. Ali

Emil J. Ali is Associate Counsel with the Oregon firm of Carr Butterfield, LLC representing attorneys in professional conduct investigations and providing advice on compliance with conduct rules.  As a former bar counsel at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), Office of Enrollment and Discipline, he investigated and assisted in the prosecution of attorney misconduct and led a team of attorneys to draft the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct. Read More

Past Award Recipients

Rosner & Rosner award recipients (2010 -2018)