AFFILIATE AWARDS

YLD Pro Bono Award

The completed application is due by Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
This award recognizes the public service or legal aid performed by a young lawyer (under the age of 36 or one who has not practiced for more than five years in any jurisdiction) who provides outstanding contributions to those in need of legal services.  A nominee must be admitted to practice in Florida.

The term Pro Bono is derived from the phrase pro bono publico meaning “for the good of the public.” The purpose of this award is to encourage more Florida young lawyers to freely contribute their time and expertise in providing legal services to people in their community who cannot otherwise afford those services. In some instances, this will include legal services to charitable organizations which serve the poor. The emphasis of this award is on legal service to the poor.

Email the cover sheet and all attachments to Awards Co-Chair Lara Bach at Lara.Bach@weil.com with a copy to tmiller@flabar.org.

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YLD Pro Bono Service Award Recipients

Elisa J. D’Amico, Miami (2016)
Sara Alpert, Tampa (2015)
Laura E. Ward, Tampa (2014)
Rebecca Lauren Sosa, Miami (2013)
Timothy Allen Moran, Oviedo (2012)
Rachel May Zysk, Tampa (2011)
Monica Miller Evans, Tallahassee (2010)
Carin Manders Constantine, St. Petersburg (2009)
Heather Pinder Rodriguez, Orlando (2008)
Mac Richard McCoy, Tampa (2007)
Joseph F. Summonte, Jr., Sarasota (2006)
Melanie Emmons Damian, Miami (2005)
Thomas Alan Zehnder, Orlando (2004)
Laurel Francis Moore, Tampa (2003)
Lawrence Howard Kolin, Orlando (2002)
Jacqueline Hogan Scola, Miami (2001)
Steven H. Malone, West Palm Beach (2000)
Scott Edmonds Ray, Miami (1999)
Karen Josefsberg Ladis, Miami (1998)
Michelle Anchors, Tallahasssee (1997)
Robert Lowery Hamilton, Orlando (1996)
Cheryl Ada Elizabeth Little, Miami (1995)
A. Bryant Applegate, Orlando (1994)
Robert Alan Williams, Tallahassee (1993)

Affiliate of the Year Award

The completed application is due by Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
This award recognizes a young lawyer Affiliate in the State of Florida for excellence in public service, member service and creative use of resources.  Applications should highlight the activities put on by the Affiliate in the 2016 calendar year.

Email the cover sheet and all attachments to Awards Co-Chair Lara B. Bach at Lara.Bach@weil.com with a copy to tmiller@flabar.org.

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Affiliate Public Service Project of the Year Award

The completed application is due by Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
This award recognizes a public service project that occurred in the 2016 calendar year, with the size of the Affiliate being considered.  The project must serve the public and community, enhance the relationship of young lawyers to the public and community, and be innovative.  In addition to direct service, social events that are primarily fundraisers for a project may be considered for this award.

Email the cover sheet and all attachments to Awards Co-Chair Lara Bach Lara.Bach@weil.com with a copy to tmiller@flabar.org.

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Affiliate Member Service Project of the Year Award

The completed application is due by Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
This award recognizes a member service project that occurred in the 2016 calendar year, with the size of the Affiliate being considered. The project should internally serve young lawyers, provide for membership enrichment, and be innovative.  Social and educational events that enhance the lives of young lawyers may be considered for this award.

Email the cover sheet and all attachments to Awards Co-Chair Lara Bach Lara.Bach@weil.com with a copy to tmiller@flabar.org.

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YLD Outstanding Woman Lawyer of Achievement Award

The completed application is due by Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.  
This award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of a woman lawyer or judge who excels in her field, possesses an excellent reputation for integrity, exhibits dedication to her community and her profession through bar-related or similar activities, and who demonstrates a commitment to the success and advancement of young women lawyers.

Email the cover sheet and all attachments to Awards Co-Chair Lara Bach Lara.Bach@weil.com with a copy to tmiller@flabar.org.

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The Lynn Futch Most Productive Young Lawyer Award

The completed application is due by Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
This award is given to a young lawyer who is not a member of the Florida Bar YLD Board of Governors, who has worked most diligently in the past year in Bar activities and/or law related public activities and who has an excellent reputation for legal abilities and integrity.

Email the cover sheet and all attachments to Awards Co-Chair Lara Bach Lara.Bach@weil.com with a copy to tmiller@flabar.org.

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Michael K. Reese Quality of Life Award

The completed application is due by Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
This award recognizes the person and/or entity that, through humanitarian respect, advances balance and fulfillment in lawyers’ lives by redefining current work habits and schedules to provide more flexibility and a more meaningful existence.  Quality of Life shall be defined as finding equilibrium between work and family and community involvement to maximize good health and minimize stress in one’s career.

Email the cover sheet and all attachments to Awards Co-Chair Lara Bach Lara.Bach@weil.com with a copy to tmiller@flabar.org.

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Outstanding Jurist Award

The completed application is due by Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
This award is given to one with an excellent reputation for sound judicial decisions and an unblemished record of integrity as a lawyer and judge; is generally recognized by Bar members as highly qualified; is active in Bar related activities open to the judiciary; and demonstrates concern for and willingness to assist young lawyers and respects their abilities.

Email the cover sheet and all attachments to Awards Co-Chair Lara Bach at Lara.Bach@weil.com with a copy to tmiller@flabar.org.

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Diversity Award

The completed application is due by Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
This award recognizes the person and/or entity that demonstrates the highest morality and respect for all persons and diversity, for efforts and allegiance to creating diversity and promoting a more diverse workplace. Diversity shall be defined as encouraging more gender, racial, ethnic, religious and other minority participation in law schools, the practice of law, in all areas of the law, including private, corporate, and public or government practices.

Email the cover sheet and all attachments to Awards Co-Chair Lara Bach at Lara.Bach@weil.com with a copy to tmiller@flabar.org.

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