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Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
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Purpose

The NACC created the Annual Outstanding Young Lawyer Award to encourage the development of legal representation of children by honoring the work of dedicated and talented attorneys early in their careers.  The NACC will present the Award to a young lawyer who has been in practice for five years or less and who has made a significant contribution to the well being of children through legal representation or other advocacy efforts.  Nominees’ accomplishments may include work in child welfare, juvenile justice, private custody and adoption or policy advocacy.  

The Award

The award will be given annually at the NACC’s National Conference. It consists of one free conference registration, a stipend of $1000 and an additional $500 for travel related expenses to the NACC Conference.

Nominations

Self-nominations will be accepted.  The nomination should include the following:

  • Identification of the nominee’s activities on behalf of children accomplished through legal representation or other advocacy efforts.  Nominees’ accomplishments may include work in child welfare, juvenile justice, private custody and adoption, or policy advocacy
  • Why the nominee deserves to be recognized
  • Any other relevant information to be considered






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