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The DBA Award of Merit
Rercognizes outstanding leadership, competency, ethics, professionalism, community service and contributions to the DBA and the legal profession. Acknowledges outstanding service rendered in the interest of the improvement of the administration of justice.
DBA Young Lawyer of the Year
Recognizes outstanding service as defined by ethics, professionalism and contributions to the DBA, legal profession and community.
Honors a DBA member of the judiciary for extraordinary service or exceptional contributions to the improvement of the judicial system
DBA Volunteer of the Year
Honors a DBA member who in the last year has performed extraordinary pro bono legal representation or provided exceptional voluntary service to cultural, civic, educational or charitable causes.
Education in the Legal System
Honors teachers, programs and/or schools that exhibit outstanding dedication to teaching students about civics, the American legal system and the Rule of Law. The DBA will provide a monetary gift to either the honoree teacher’s school, the program being honored or the school being honored, in an amount and allocation to be determined by the DBA Board of Trustees. The gift will be used for educational purposes in the above described areas.
Outstanding Program or Project
Acknowledges those programs or projects that uphold the highest traditions of the legal profession, such as ethics, professionalism, education, access to justice, community service or promoting charitable causes. Recognizes exceptional collaboration between members of the Bar.