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How can I be considered for the Leadership in Law awards?

Nominations can be made by anyone, including yourself. An application is automatically emailed to all nominees and must be completed and returned to The Daily Record in order to be considered for this award.

To be eligible, applicants must live in or work in Maryland at the time of judging.

Who is eligible to win Generation J.D.?

Generation J.D. honors Maryland’s up-and-coming attorneys who already are making a difference in their profession and in their communities. The Daily Record is using the Maryland State Bar Association’s Young Lawyer qualification for this award. An attorney may be under the age of 38 or be a member of the bar for less than five years to be considered.

Who is eligible to win the Lifetime Achievement award?

The Daily Record will launch the Lifetime Achievement category for the 2016 Leadership in Law program. This award will recognize an attorney or judge whose body of work over their career makes them stand out. This person should be well respected in their profession, active in their community and dedicated to growing the next generation of legal leaders.

The Lifetime Achievement award honoree each year will be selected by the Leadership in Law judging panel, comprised of past winners.

Can I win multiple times?

You can win multiple times, but not in the same category. For example, you can only win Leadership in Law one time, but you can win Leadership in Law, Generation J.D. and the Lifetime Achievement award.

Can I save the nomination and application forms while working on them?

Unfortunately you cannot at the moment, but we’re working to fix that. In the meantime, we suggest either filling out the forms on a separate sheet of paper first or be prepared to spend some time on the forms.

Who are the judges and what are they looking for when selecting the Leadership in law  awards?

The judges are winners from the previous year. They look for professional accomplishments, community service and the impact of their achievements.

The judges also will select the Lifetime Achievement honoree. The current year’s winners select the Top Winner.

Should I have a letter of recommendation sent?

Letters of recommendation are strongly suggested but not required. Up to 3 letters of recommendations can be emailed to [email protected]. The letter will be paired to your application when it is received.

Can I buy a table?

Yes, but the tables are limited so please contact [email protected] as soon as possible for more information.

What is the format of the event?

This event is broken down into both a networking reception as well a dinner. The event begins with networking and moves into dinner, followed by an awards program. We end the evening with a dessert reception and more networking.

Are children allowed?

Yes, a child’s ticket is $40 plus tax. Children under the age of 13 can be registered with a child’s ticket.

Do I have to pay for parking at the venue?

No, parking for this event is free and right next to the hotel.

Do winners sit with guests?

Yes, however the only guaranteed seating is through a sponsorship.

Myself or my guest has a food allergy, what do I do?

Please email [email protected] with your allergy as early as possible.

Do winners have a speaking role?

No, there is no speaking for winners. They are brought on stage to accept their award and pose for photographs.

Do winners need to purchase a ticket?

No, winners do not need to purchase a ticket, all other attendees must.

Can I buy an ad in the publication?

Ads in the publication are reserved for our sponsors. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

I am a winner and am physically handicapped, what do I do?

Please contact [email protected] and we will accommodate anything you need.

One of my guests is physically handicapped, how are the accommodated?

Please contact [email protected] and we will accommodate anything your guests need.

Can a deceased person be a nominee?

Nominees must be living at the time of the nomination in order to be eligible for the award.