Beverly Hills, California — The National Bar Association (“NBA”) has announced the 2017 recipients of its “40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates” awards. The awards recognize the nation’s top lawyers under the age 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement in the legal field, including in advocacy, innovation, vision, leadership and overall legal and community involvement.
“As one of the preeminent bar associations in the world, the NBA has an obligation to ensure that our communities are informed of their rights, and placed in the best position to receive justice when challenged. Each of our 40 Under 40 award recipients possesses remarkable intellect and a professional drive that enhances the future of our profession. On behalf of an organization with a magnificent history of great leaders, I am proud to give the 2017 inductees the recognition they deserve as they will no doubt continue to make the legal field and our communities a better place for all,” said Kevin Judd, president of the National Bar Association.
According to Aubrey “Nick” Pittman, Chair of the 40 Under 40 Awards, “the selection panel, which included former NBA presidents and other NBA leaders, undertook the demanding task of reviewing a substantial list of outstanding nominees from across the globe and narrowing the list to the 40 individuals who will receive the prestigious award. It wasn’t an easy job considering the breadth of talent in the pool.” The recipients will be honored at the National Bar Association’s renowned 40 Under 40 Awards Gala on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, during the NBA’s 92nd Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada.
The final selections represent a cross-section of legal professionals, including lawyers from big, medium and small firms, solo and industry practitioners, government lawyers, judges, academicians, corporate counsels, young elected officials, and various other lawyers, all of whom are using their juris doctor degree in innovative and community impacting ways. During the Black- tie Awards Gala, recipients of the Nation’s Best Advocate of the Year and the Excellence in Leadership, Service, Activism, and Innovation awards will also be announced.