Each year, CYLA recognizes a young or new lawyer for distinguished service to the public sector, the judiciary, or the profession with the Jack Berman Award of Achievement.
The California State Bar established this prestigious award in 1992 to recognize the individual achievements of a lawyer who is either in his/her first five years of practice or age 36 and under. The award is named in memory of Jack Berman, a young lawyer who demonstrated outstanding service to the profession and the public, and who was tragically killed in a San Francisco shooting. This annual award honors his dedicated service to issues of concern to the profession, especially its young lawyers.
The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Early applications are encouraged! Award recipient will be recognized alongside the President's Pro Bono Service Award recipients at the State Bar Annual Meeting, held September 11-14, 2014 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.