Nominations will be evaluated based on a narrative description of professional accomplishments, service to the community, leadership, and development of subordinates. Please also note the following criteria:
- As of August 1, 2018, nominees must be active duty officers under the age of 36, or first admitted to practice by his or her bar association within the past 5 years. Nominees are NOT required to be members of the ABA; however, nominees cannot have been previous OYMLA recipients.
- Nominations must be submitted by a licensed attorney, and should come through the service branch representative (self-nomination is not allowed). Deadline is April 15, 2019.
- Nominations must be submitted by way of the form which is available for download. Nominations shall encompass all service to date, but shall be limited to 6 pages, using 12 point Times New Roman font. Additional endorsements, attachments, or supporting documents are not required and will not be considered. Avoid using acronyms, but if unavoidable, spell out the acronym when first used.
- Nomination form
Questions concerning the award or the nomination process can be directed to Captain Fabiani A. Duarte at (256) 468-9848.
For other questions please contact Asia Harris, at Asia.Harris@americanbar.org or (312) 988-5629.