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The Barristers' Committee seeks your nomination for the Barrister of the Year Award.

Posted By Paula Collis, Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Updated: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Each year the Barristers’ Committee recognizes a stand out SCCBA Barrister with the Barrister of the Year Award. The award recognizes a new lawyer who has contributed to the legal profession through their professional and community activities.  The criteria for the award are as follows:

  • Age 35 or younger or practiced law for fewer than 5 years;

  • Active member of the CA Bar;

  • Member of the SCCBA whose primary practice is in Santa Clara County;

  • Actively participates for at least one year, making significant contributions, in at least one of the following:

    • SCCBA or State Bar Committee

    • Pro bono activities, including serving on the board of directors of a legal agency or legal services fund raising committee; and/or

    • Other community activities that benefit the legal profession and/or practice of law

  • Demonstrated professional skill and judgment significantly beyond that expected for a lawyer with his or her experience level.




If you know of an individual who should be considered for this honor, please submit their name and a brief written statement in support of your nomination online. You may also fax or email your nomination letter to Attn: Sara Brylowski at; Fax (408) 850-1506.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 10, 2015 and the award will be presented at a luncheon in May. Your thoughtful participation and support in helping us present this award is greatly appreciated.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barristers' Committee Chair: Nicole Adams-Hess.

Adam Davis, Davis & Young, APLC
Eric Hutchins, Oracle Corporation
Andrew Cain, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
Julie Saffren, past Editor of the State Bar Family Law News
Shannon Stein, Past President of the SCCBA
David Tsai, Perkins Coie, LLP
Jenn Protas, Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel Inc
Kate Wilson,  Extreme Networks & current SCCBA Officer

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