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YLD Earns Achievement Awards

YLD Earns Achievement Awards

YLD delegation, from left: Deyaska Spencer, Matt Cordell, Cabell Clay, Rachel Blunk and Brooks Jaffa.

The Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association was recognized in every category of the American Bar Association’s YLD Awards of Achievement for 2015-16.

The awards were presented Friday at the ABA YLD Assembly in San Francisco. The event coincided with the annual meeting of the ABA.

In the Diversity Category, the YLD received a first-place award for its Legal LINK program. Legal LINK is a North Carolina-specific program aimed at increasing diversity in the legal pipeline at the high school level. 

Second-place recognition was earned in the categories of Newsletter, for The Advocate, Service to the Public, for Suit a Service Member, and Comprehensive. Suit a Service Member is a clothing drive instituted this year to collect new and gently used professional attire for veterans and departing service members looking for civilian jobs.

In Service to the Bar, YLD received special recognition for its new series of "how to" guides designed to walk new attorneys through basic procedures in various types of law, and also serves as a tool for more experienced attorneys to brush up on practical skills.

Harrison Lord served as YLD chair for 2015-16.