Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award

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.  

In parallel to lawyer professionalism and development, Tamara has been directly involved with sustained efforts towards legal ethics and professional regulation. In her home state, she is a member of the Lawyers’ Assistance Committee, which helps lawyers who have experienced personal issues which have adversely affected their professional careers, as well as the South Dakota Supreme Court Commission on Sexual Harassment, which aims to study and make recommendations on how to address issues of sexual harassment in the legal profession. She has served on the US Attorney’s Office Diversity and Inclusion Committee for four years and has worked on the US Attorney’s Office Annual Conference Planning Committee in partnership with Avera Hospital for five years, which identifies a community issue and works with Avera Hospital to present programming that addresses the issue with a specific focus on medical professionals and the law (such as opioids, sex trafficking, and mental health in K-12 schools).

In recommending Tamara for this Award, Dean Neil Fulton of the University of South Dakota School of Law stated “Tamara is a lawyer whose decisions consistently make the world a bit better. She is a model young lawyer and a model of professionalism.”  

The ABA is proud to announce Tamara P. Nash as this year’s winner of the Rosner & Rosner Award for Young Lawyer Professionalism. Ms. Nash will be presented virtually with the Award during the  2021 National Conference on Professional Responsibility on June 3, 2021.