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YLD Newsletter, Opening Statement
YLD Historical Highlights
YLD Award Recipients
YLD Honors 2011-2012
The ABA Young Lawyers Division again recognized the work of the VBA Young Lawyers Division in its Awards of Achievement as among the best in the nation.
The VBA YLD earned a second place in the Comprehensive category and a certificate of performance in the Service to the Public category for statewide bars of our size.
In the Comprehensive category, the VBA YLD was judged on its submission about eight programs:
• Law School Councils,
• Young Lawyers Track,
• Ask A Lawyer,
• Legal Food Frenzy,
• Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legal Aid Clinic,
• Model Judiciary,
• Shepherd Juvenile Law and Education Conference, and
• Richmond Mentor Program
The Service to the Public award recognized the Ask A Lawyer program.
Among state bars our size, first place in the Comprehensive category went to the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. In the Service to the Public category, awards went to the Indiana State Bar Association YLD (first), and Connecticut Bar Association (second). The Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Section also earned an honorable mention.
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.