Awards and Recognitions from the State Bar

State Bar of Nevada members work hard to contribute to our organization, donating countless hours of volunteer time every year. In recognition of these members’ efforts, the state bar has created three membership awards.

Submitting Nominations:

To submit a nomination, click on the individual award descriptions below and complete the following online nomination form. Forms include include complete descriptions of each award as well as instructions for submitting nominations.

2017 Nomination Deadline:

All nominations are due by Friday, April 14, 2017.

Awards List:

  • Presidential Award: Presented to a State Bar of Nevada member practicing 20 years or more whose conduct, honesty and integrity represents the highest standards of the legal profession. Award recipients are those who inspire by example, advance the administration of justice and bring honor and integrity to the profession.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award: Presented to a member for outstanding volunteer service to the State Bar of Nevada. The selection committee will give primary consideration to nominees who have served or continue to serve on state bar committees or sections and have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the profession and to the protection of the public.

  • Young Lawyer of the Year AwardPresented to a young lawyer or lawyers whose professional and public service achievements merit special recognition. Although all commitments to civic participation and community service achievements that advance the state of the profession are considered, special consideration is given to contributions to the State Bar of Nevada and its Young Lawyers Section. Recipients will ordinarily be Nevada lawyers who are either under the age of 36 or who have been engaged in the practice of law from less than five years.