Award Criteria: All submissions require a completed nomination form. Membership in NYSBA is not required. Members of the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee and past chairs of the Section are not eligible for nomination.
Letters and résumé supporting the nomination will be considered if they enhance the information in the nomination form. Nominees must be admitted to practice in New York state and have practiced less than 10 years at the time of nomination.
Nominees must be involved primarily in the active practice of law as distinguished from an attorney primarily engaged in business, a legislator or other holder of office or position where admission to the Bar is not required. Service in a public service position such as district attorney, assistant district attorney, attorney general, assistant attorney general, judgeships, or judicial clerkships will be included in determining years of practice but will not be considered as community or professional service.