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Nominations and Awards



Discovering tomorrow's leaders today. Nominations and Awards is dedicated to highlighting the achievements of this generation leader in the legal community and the Greater Rochester community.

Comprised of independent members of the executive committee, the Nominations and Awards Committee of the YLS identifies outstanding young attorneys who have distinguished themselves early in their legal careers at the local and state level. Nomination are based upon several factors including peer recognition, professional achievement and community impact.

Recent Awards won by YLS Members:

Daily Record Up & Coming Attorney Award:
Timothy P. Lyster, Esq.
Jennifer Lunsford, Esq.
Jennifer K. Meldrum, Esq.
Victoria Gleason, Esq.
Peter J. Gregory, Esq.

MCBA Emerging Bar Leader:
Carey Ann Denefrio, Esq.

RBJ Forty Under 40:
Nathaniel Bank, Esq.
Carey Ann Denefrio, Esq.

New York State Bar Association 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer:
James Paulino, Esq.

For more information, or if you would like to nominate someone for an award, please contact Kara Stoddart or Melanie Bailey.