Young Lawyer of the Year Award
Ryan Neville was named 2013 Young Lawyer of the Year at the House of Delegates meeting May 16. Read the full press release here.
The Young Lawyer of the Year Award is given annually to recognize a young lawyer who most exemplifies excellence in practicing law and public service. The award is presented in May at the Bar's House of Delegates meeting. Download a nomination packet here.
Past Award Winners
YLD was the winner of five prestigious Awards of Achievement at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago in August 2012. The awards include first place for Minority Service Project with the Color of Justice program, chaired by Chisa J. Putman of Rock Hill; first place for Service to the Public with the Habitat for Humanity Wills Clinic, chaired by Jennifer Ashburn of Columbia; first place in the Newsletters category with S.C. Young Lawyer, co-chaired by Marshall Coleman Newton, a Columbia attorney with Robinson, McFadden & Moore, PC, and Amanda K. Dudgeon, a Charleston attorney with Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP; second place for Service to the Bar with YLD programming during the 2012 S.C. Bar Convention, led by Beth Palmer and Britt Kelly, Charleston attorneys with Rosen, Rosen & Hagood; and second place for Comprehensive Projects and Programs. Rebecca Roser served as the 2011-2012 YLD President.
The Young Lawyers Division received three awards at the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto in August 2011. The awards include first place for Minority Project with Minority Clerkship Program, chaired by Tiger Wells of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd in Columbia; first place for Service to the Public with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, chaired by Eve Ross of McNair Law Firm in Columbia; and second place for Comprehensive Application, prepared by Trey Mills of Trammell Law Firm in Anderson. The Division was also recognized for the Courthouse Keys program, chaired by Edward Rawl, and the S.C. Young Lawyer newsletter, chaired by Shelby Leonardi. Tina Herbert served as the 2010-11 YLD President.