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YLD Projects Continue to Earn National Honors

Tuesday, August 30, 2016   (0 Comments)
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The VBA Young Lawyers Division has once again received accolades from the American Bar Association's  Awards of Achievement Program. The YLD earned a first place, a second place and special recognition in the 2015-2016 contest.

YLD projects and activities competed against submissions from state bar associations across the country with fewer than 3,000 young lawyer members. The Awards of Achievement recognize well-planned and executed programs that contribute significantly to the public good and betterment of the legal profession.

YLD members Seth J. Ragosta and Kristen R. Jurjevich headed up the awards submissions.

First place

Opening Statement, the official publication of the YLD, placed first in the newsletter category. The quarterly newsletter provides a forum for young lawyers to share their knowledge and experiences, spotlights YLD projects, promotes a sense of community within the YLD and is a means to encourage greater involvement by members. Issues are archived online at vba.org/openingstatement.

Second place

The YLD earned second place for its submission in the Comprehensive category. The YLD spotlighted 10 activities, ranging from the Legal Food Frenzy to a Diversity Webinar, the Model Judiciary Program and a Credit Issues Project.

Special recognition

The YLD received special recognition in the category Service to the Bar for the VBA Legislative Breakfast. This event, on Sept. 22, 2015, highlighted the VBA's role in nonpartisan law reform. The event kicked off the Northern Virginia Membership Series and featured as speakers Dels. David B. Albo and Richard C. "Rip" Sullivan Jr. and VBA lobbyist Jeffrey S. Palmore.

 

For information about the honors, see the ABA Young Lawyers Division Awards of Achievement Program page.

Learn about the VBA's YLD at the Young Lawyers Division page.


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