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February 04, 2020

ABA Young Lawyers Division seeking nominations for top 40 young lawyers

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2020 — The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division is seeking nominations for its 2020 On the Rise Top 40 Young Lawyers.

The annual On the Rise Top 40 Young Lawyers provides national recognition for 40 ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community service.

Nominees must be 36 years old or younger, or admitted to practice for five years or less as of Sep. 1, 2019; a member of the ABA; and a licensed attorney in the United States or one of its territories. Individuals cannot nominate themselves.

Nominations, which are due March 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET, must be submitted via the online nomination form.

A selection committee comprised of practicing attorneys in private practice and in-house positions will review the nominations and make selections based on the reputation of the nominator, the professional relationship between the nominator and the nominee and the nominator’s firsthand knowledge of the nominee’s experience, skill and character.

This year’s nominees and their nominators will be notified, and names published on the YLD website in early June.

The Young Lawyers Division is committed to assuring it is best able to represent the newest members of the profession, ensuring that it reflects the society it serves and providing young lawyers and young lawyer organizations with the tools and opportunities for professional and personal success.

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