Jack Berman Award of Achievement

Now Accepting Nominations for 2016 Award

Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016

Each year, the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA), a Committee of the California State Bar Association, recognizes a young or new lawyer for distinguished service to the public sector, the judiciary, or the public 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.

Criteria for Selection:

  • Any active member of The State Bar of California who is either in his/her first five years of practice or age 36 and under is eligible for nomination.
  • Award applications should be based on a project or service to the public, the judiciary, or the profession. The project/service need not be pro bono.
  • The project/service may include work performed in prior years, but should highlight the achievements accomplished in 2015.

The award recognizes one individual for his/her individual achievements.

For more information see the 2016 Berman Award Guidelines and the 2016 Jack Berman Award of Achievement Nomination Form.

Past Recipients

For information about recipients prior to 2010, see the Awards page for the Jack Berman Award.