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The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division hands out their Stars of the Quarter honors to deserving YLD members who go above and beyond the call of duty.

Third Quarter Stars, 2022-2023

Affiliate Stars of the Quarter

  • Massachusetts Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Individual Stars of the Quarter

  • Brandon Riches

  • Jasmin Hurley

  • Heather Bowen

  • Saige Smith

Second Quarter Stars, 2022-2023

  • Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section for their Mindfulness event sponsored by Kadampa Meditation Center
  • State of Michigan Bar Association Young Lawyers Section for their event “Brotherhood: Families Learning Together”

  • North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for their “NCBA Grab-a-Coffee Program”

2023 Midyear Meeting Stars

  • Larissa Mervin, Harrisburg NC
  • Josef Ventulan, Baton Rouge LA
  • Nancy Maurice, New York NY
  • Catherine Zhu, Valdosta GA
  • Sam Dangremond, Old Lyme, CT
  • Alexandra Graves, Ocala, FL

First Quarter, 2022-2023 (Fall)

YLD Chair Josephine “Jo” Bahn, would like to recognize a few hard-working YLD members for their exemplary leadership efforts and service to the Division during the first quarter.

  • Victoria McIntyre (New Orleans, LA)
  • Dylan Bitar (Tampa, FL)
  • Kelsey Backus (Washington, DC)
  • Ann Petros (Washington, DC)
  • Sarah Khan (Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • Julie Merow (Charleston, WV)
  • Montana Funk (Billings, MT)
  • Ian Roberts (New York, NY)
  • Jena Emory (Atlanta, GA)


  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association

Third Quarter, 2021-2022

  • Tiffany Perry (NCT Director)
  • Spencer Rubin (NCT Vice-Director)
  • M.Blair Hlinka (Finance Board, member)
  • Kristina Hornsby (Women of Color, member)
  • Mary Magdalene Onyango  (Women of Color, member)
  • Jerome Crawford  (Public Service Director)


  • Virginia Bar Association YLD, CLE Program- Mom Esquire: Negotiating the Balance between Motherhood and Legal Career
  • Louisiana State Bar Association YLD, Disaster Legal Services Hotline
  • New Orleans Federal Bar Association YLD, Young Lawyers Coffee and Career Conversations/Mock Interview and Resume Workshop/Lunch Program with the Hon. Janis van Meerveld

Second Quarter, 2021-2022

  • Amanda Brown (DLS Vice-Director)
  • Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz (DLS Vice-Director)
  • Jonathan Bogues (Finance Board, member)
  • Janey Lamar (Women of Color, Co-Chair)
  • Heather Horn (Women of Color, Co-Chair)


  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, for their Annual Holiday Party for Children Living in Shelters
  • Illinois State Bar Association, for their CLE Program: "Microaggressions: Tales from the Trenches and Strategies for the Allies"
  • New Mexico State Bar Young Lawyers Division, for their 2021 Western States Regional Summit

First Quarter, 2021-2022

YLD Chair Choi Portis would like to recognize a few  hard-working YLD members for their exemplary leadership efforts and service to the Division during  the first quarter.

  • Larissa Mervin
  • Mohammed Pathan
  • Tiffany Perry 
  • Darryl Wilson

Affiliates Star of the Quarters are:

  • Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section: Public Service Day
  • Virgin Islands Bar Young Lawyers Division : Summer Tenants’ Rights Clinic
  • Hawaii State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division: Law Week 2021