Young Lawyer Awards
We recognize and honor young lawyers who make a difference. Apply or nominate someone you know today.
On The Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers Award
The ABA’s "On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers" Award program provides national recognition of ABA Young Lawyers Division members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and service to the profession and their communities.
Awards of Achievement
The Awards of Achievement program is an opportunity for state and local young lawyer organizations affiliated with the ABA Young Lawyers Division to submit their best projects for evaluation and recognition by a jury of their peers.
Outstanding Young Military Lawyer Award
This award, a joint effort of the American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division and Judge Advocate Association, recognizes the legal contributions of one young judge advocate from each uniformed service: the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard.
The program is designed to promote quality projects developed by affiliated young lawyer organizations and to assist in the success of the program by providing support through program funding for public service projects and bar leadership/membership service projects.
Young Lawyer Projects & Initiatives
Learn about the First Gen Project, Disaster Legal Services, Diversity and Inclusion, and other projects that help young lawyers professionally and connect them to the importance of public service.Learn More