YLS Awards

The YLS acknowledges the accomplishments of community and Sections leaders with the following awards. 

The Liberty Bell Award
The award is given each year during Law Week to a non-lawyer who has contributed to the administration of justice.

 
The CBA's 2021 Liberty Bell Award was given to Brian Leverenz, founder of the New Trier Township Peer Jury Program. (pictured above with the award). 


David C. Hilliard Award

The Hilliard Award recognizes outstanding committee service and is presented to the chair(s) of a YLS Committee for exceptional performance in that role throughout the bar year. The award is presented at the YLS Annual Meeting.



Milton H. Gray Award
The Gray Award honors outstanding project leadership and is presented during the YLS Annual Meeting and is presented to the leader(s) of a YLS project for exceptional performance in that role throughout the bar year. The award is presented at the YLS Annual Meeting.



Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award is awarded to a new YLS Executive Council member who has shown exceptional promise as an emerging leader within the YLS.