California Lawyers Association, California Young Lawyers Association

Jack Berman Award of Achievement Application

Please review the Nomination Guidelines, including award criteria, on the Jack Berman Award page on the California Lawyers Association website, here, before completing this form.

To nominate an attorney for the Jack Berman Award, please submit the following documents as described:

(1) The nomination form, having completed all sections (Parts 1-3);
(2) The nominee’s current resume or biography;
(3) At least one, but no more than five, letters of support; please mention citations to reported cases, organizing efforts, successful projects, news articles, etc.; and
(4) (Optional) No more than twenty-five pages of additional material in support of the nomination. Please electronically submit the above documents in PDF format by email to CYLA@Calawyers.org by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, June 14, 2019.

Those who nominate someone will receive an email acknowledging their submission. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within five business days, please contact info@calawyers.org to confirm your submission.

Each nominee will also receive a notice that he or she is a nominee. Please note that any attempt to contact the CYLA Board of Representatives or the California Lawyers Association outside of the normal application process may render the nominee ineligible.

Part 1: Information about the nominee

Nominee Name (First, Last)

State Bar Number

Employer

Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code)

Phone

Email

Part 2: Information about the individual or organization submitting this form

Name (First, Last)

Relationship to nominee

Organization

Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code)

Phone

Email

Part 3: Narrative questions

Please concisely answer questions 1-5 below, focusing on the nominee’s work in 2018-2019. You may elaborate in up to five letters of recommendation and up to 25 pages of optional, supporting material (e.g. case excerpts and news articles).

1. In about two paragraphs or less, please describe the nominee’s project or service. Please mention its purpose, focus, goals, results, impact, and timeline.

2. In about two paragraphs or less, please describe the organization and/or program through which the nominee served.

3. In about two paragraphs or less, please describe how the project or service fits within the award criteria.

4. In about two paragraphs or less, please describe the nominee’s law practice including firm or organization size and his or her principal areas of practice

5. Please list the nominee’s memberships in local, state, or national bar associations and/or professional organizations.

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