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Leaders in Law 2018 Application

If you have any questions about the application process contact Kim Burgess at kburgess@idahobusinessreview.com or (208) 639-3518.

Deadline for completed applications is August 20, 2018.

Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required. All materials submitted become the property of the Idaho Business Review and will not be returned.

To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be a resident of Idaho.

A committee will review completed applications and make the final determination. Honorees will be profiled in a special Leaders in Law magazine publishing November 16, 2018 in the Idaho Business Review. Recipients will also be honored at an awards reception on November 15, 2018.

Application - Leaders in Law

The online application for the Leaders in Law awards.
  • Write in one of the following categories: Partner, Associate, Up & Coming Lawyer, Sole Practitioner, In-house counsel, Educator, Un-sung hero, Lifetime Achievement Award. See bottom of page for description and qualifications for each category.
  • List the degrees received, the institution, and year of graduation. (Ex. B.S. Economics, Boise State University, 2001)
  • List the company, position and year. (Ex. Idaho Company, Director, 2010)
  • List the organization, position and year. (Ex. Idaho Nonprofit, Treasurer, 2010)
  • List the organization, position on board and year. (Ex. Idaho Nonprofit, board chair, 2010)
  • List most recent first. (Ex. 2017, Leaders in Law, Idaho Business Review)
  • Highlight personal philosophies, major goals and important influences.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
    Please attach 1-3 letters of recommendation in a pdf, doc or docx format. If you do not have the letters readily available, they can be sent electronically to ibrawards@idahobusinessreview.com before the application deadline and we will add them to your application package. It is highly recommended that you submit at least 2 letters of recommendation, but it is not required. Please let recommenders know our criteria for selection: professional achievements, leadership, mentorship, community service.

 

CATEGORIES:

PARTNERS – Honors attorneys associated with a law firm at the level of partner for their professional achievement and whose legal or business contributions lead to the success of their client; service to the legal profession and improvement of the legal system through practice innovations, legal scholarship, advancing diversity within the profession, and maintaining and encouraging high standards of ethics; participation in professional associations; mentoring or serving as a role model; volunteer or pro bono public service; and civic or community involvement.

ASSOCIATES – Honors attorneys who are law firm associates for their professional achievements and whose legal or business or philanthropic/nonprofit contributions lead to the success of their clients; service to the legal profession and improvement of the legal system through practice innovations, legal scholarship, advancing diversity within the profession, and maintaining and encouraging high standards of ethics, participation in professional associations; mentoring or serving as a role model, volunteer or pro bono public service; and civic or community involvement.

UP & COMING LAWYERS – Honors associates with a law firm and attorneys who are in their first 10 years of practice, yet have already distinguished themselves in the practice of law, and appear poised for even greater things. These attorneys have already accumulated professional achievements and their legal or business contributions have led to the success of clients, or they have given service to the legal profession and have worked to improve the legal system through practice innovations, legal scholarship, advancing diversity within the profession, and maintaining and encouraging high standards of ethics. They participate in professional associations, mentor or serve as a role model, provide pro bono public service, and take part in civic or community involvement.

SOLE PRACTITIONERS – Honors sole practitioners for their professional achievement and whose legal or business contributions lead to the success of their client; service to the legal profession and improvement of the legal system through practice innovations, legal scholarship, advancing diversity within the profession, and maintaining and encouraging high standards of ethics; participation in professional associations; mentoring or serving as a role model; volunteer or pro bono public service; and civic or community involvement.

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL – Honors attorneys not associated with a law firm who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations; whose contributions lead to the success of their clients through advocacy, department management, compliance and quality initiatives, cost control and public policy activities; participation in professional associations; mentoring or serving as a role model; volunteer or pro bono public service; and civic or community involvement.

EDUCATORS – Honors professionals who teach the practice of law for providing a model of professionalism that prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching and more, and whose performance and dedication is considered exemplary by students and peers.

UNSUNG HEROES – Honors professional associations and the support staff working behind the scenes at legal offices such as paralegals, law librarian, legal secretary and clerks whose performance is considered exemplary by going above and beyond the parameters of their normal job routine.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – The Lifetime Achievement Award will recognize a current or former jurist who has honorably represented the legal profession by exemplifying performance, leadership, integrity, mentoring throughout his/her career while bettering the legal profession overall. Testimonial letters from colleagues, clients and the business community will be accepted for this category.