The John C. Shepherd Professional Award is given annually at the Law Day Luncheon to a BAMSL young lawyer (a member who is 36 years of age or younger or licensed to practice for five years or less) who exemplifies the BAMSL Tenets of Professionalism in the tradition of John C. Shepherd.
Mr. Shepherd was a member who served as BAMSL president from 1963-64 and president of the American Bar Association from 1984-85. He exemplified the word professionalism in his demeanor and his practice. Internationally known, he served as BAMSL's Young Lawyers' Section chair. Among his many honors, he received the Distinguished Lawyer Award, BAMSL's highest honor, days before his untimely death in 1993.
The John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award will be presented at the 2020 Law Day event on Friday, May 1. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on March 13, 2020. To nominate a deserving young lawyer for the award, please visit:www.bamsl.org/ShepherdAward2020.