The Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar
Association is seeking nominations for its awards, presented annually to
outstanding young attorneys. This year, if qualified applicants are found, the
YLD will present four awards: Service to the Community, Service to the Bar,
Professional Achievement and Young Lawyer of the Year.
Young lawyers who in 2015 have devoted substantial time
and energy to community-oriented activities such as pro bono work, government
service, charity involvement or other public service are candidates for the
Service to the Community award. Young lawyers who are in paid public service
positions are not eligible for this award.
Nominees for the Service to the Bar category should be
young lawyers who in 2015 dedicated considerable volunteer time to bar
activities at the county, state and/or national level, including specialty and
The Professional Achievement award acknowledges a young
lawyer who has attained significant professional accomplishments in the year
2015 through publications, demonstrated excellence in a particular area of law,
a significant verdict or law-changing appellate or Supreme Court decision, or
other such professional achievement.
The Young Lawyer of the Year designation is presented to
a young lawyer whose combined personal and professional achievements in 2015
merit special recognition and who has additionally made significant community
and public service contributions, has actively participated in the organized
bar and has stood out in the areas of professional knowledge, skill, integrity
Nominees must be members of the New Jersey State Bar
Association and “young lawyers” as of May 31, 2016, to be eligible for an
award. A “young lawyer” is any lawyer who has been engaged in the practice of
law for ten years or less or who is under the age of 36. Nominees that do not meet these basic criteria
will be rejected. If there are not enough viable candidates for any given
award, at the discretion of the Awards Committee, the award may not be given
out. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Feb. 26. Please forward
nominations or direct questions to: James J. Uliano Esq, Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano
& Witherington, P.O. Box 38, West Long Branch, NJ 07764 or
[email protected] or 732-229-3200.