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Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

At the begining of every year the YLD Board of Trustees invites members to nominate a young lawyers (defined as those in the first five years of practice, or up to the age of 36) whom they feel deserves the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

The Award is intended to recognize any combination of the following:

  • Substantial contributions to the legal profession of a legal or non-legal nature, and/or
  • Substantial contributions to the King County Bar Association, and/or
  • Substantial contributions to the community, and/or
  • Demonstrated excellence in their legal practice.

A Nominating Committee, operating under total confidentiality, will consider all nominees and decide who best meets the criteria for the award. The award will then be presented during KCBA's Annual Awards Dinner held in June and a profile of the recipient will be featured in the June edition of the Bar Bulletin

Winner of the 2014 Award: Binah B. Yeung

Prior recipients: Clayton P. Graham (2013), Amanda M. Stock (2012), Jamila A. Johnson (2011), Shankar Narayan (2010), Pallavi M. Wahi (2009), Karolyn A. Hicks (2008), Lisa A. Hayes (2007), Theodore J. Angelis (2006), Felix Gavi Luna (2005), Cristobal Joshua Alex (2004), Jennifer Johnson Grant (2003), James E. Breitenbucher (2002), Kristi L. Helgeson (2001), Sevilla Claydon (2000), Edsonya Charles (1999), Millicent D. Newhouse (1998), Janet M. Helson (1997), J. Tate London & Stephen P. VanDerhoef (1996), Brian Myers (1995), Kathleen J. Hopkins (1994), Michele Jones-Garling (1992), NLC Committee (1991), Rosemary Dasiewicz (1990), Nancy Talner & Loren Marshall (1989), Mike Larson (1988), Michelle A. Gammer & John R. Ruhl (1987).

The YLD is currently seeking nominations (as of 01/20/15)

To nominate a young lawyer, please send the following to Chelsea Harris at chelseah@kcba.org or KCBA,1200 5th Ave., Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98101:

1. A resume or brief biography of the nominee. 
2. A brief letter detailing how your nominee embodies the traits above and why the nominee deserves the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

Deadline for nominations is March 2nd, 2015.

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