The ABA Young Lawyers Division again recognized the projects of the VBA Young Lawyers Division in its Awards of Achievement as among the best in the nation in 2012-2013. Opening Statement earned a second place in the Newsletter category and the Backpack to Briefcase program took second place in the Service to the Bar category. The Capitol Region Town Hall Committee received special recognition in the Service to the Public category. Overall, the VBA YLD projects ranked second in a Comprehensive overview among state bars of our size.
In 2011-2012, the VBA YLD earned a second place in the Comprehensive category in consideration of eight projects, and a certificate of performance in the Service to the Public category for statewide bars of our size. The Service to the Public award recognized the Ask A Lawyer program.
In the 2010-2011 contest, the VBA YLD earned three Awards of Achievement from the American Bar Association YLD: first in Comprehensive, and seconds in the Service to the Bar and in the Minority categories.
Awards of the VBA Young Lawyers Division
The VBA/YLD Sandra P. Thompson Award (known as the Fellows Award until it was renamed in 2002) recognizes an individual for outstanding work and long-term service.
1979 Daniel A. Carrell, Robert H. Powell III 1981 Gregory N. Stillman 1983 Patricia M. Schwarzchild 1985 Thomas G. Bell Jr., Robert M. Rolfe 1989 John D. Epps, E. Tazewell Ellett 1990 D. French Slaughter III 1991 Kurt J. Krueger 1992 Michael F. Urbanski 1993 Michael P. Falzone 1994 Lynne Jones Blain, Amy T. Holt 1995 Nancy N. Rogers 1996 Mary Hoge Anderson, Bruce M. Steen 1997 Kevin P. Oddo 1998 Brian K. Jackson 1999 Attison L. Barnes III 2000 Charles G. Meyer III 2001 Mary C. Zinsner 2002 Monica Taylor Monday,
Melissa Amos Young 2003 Katherine Harman-Stokes,
King F. Tower 2004 Nicole Chrisman Daniel 2005 Elizabeth Mason Horsley 2006 Richard H. Ottinger 2007 Katja H. Hill 2008 Matthew E. Cheek 2009 R. Lucas Hobbs 2010 Andrew P. Sherrod 2011 Rudene Mercer Haynes
2012 Heather Hays Lockerman
2013 W. Alexander Burnett
The VBA/YLD Emerson G. Spies Award recognizes an individual Division member for enthusiasm, loyalty and dedication in the work of the Association during a given year.
1991 Douglas M. Nabhan 1992 Mary Hoge Ackerly, Anne K. Walker 1993 Philip W. Parker 1994 Cheryl Watson Smith 1995 Harry M. Johnson III 1996 Attison L. Barnes III 1997 Mary Catherine Zinsner 1998 Erica S. Beardsley,
Katherine Harman-Stokes 1999 Stephen D. Otero 2000 Patrick R. Hanes 2001 Cyane B. Crump, Agustin E. Rodriguez 2002 Michael L. Walton 2003 Daniel Ortiz 2004 Molly Shuttleworth Evans 2005 Rudene Mercer Bascomb 2006 Heather Hays Lockerman 2007 Derek H. Swanson 2008 Travis Hill 2009 Audrey J. Burges 2010 Robert J. Barrett, Matthew A. Kapinos 2011 Dana A. Dews
2012 Andrew Stockment, Virginia B. Flynn
2013 Christopher M. Gill