Saturday, June 19, 2010
LINDSAY C. HARRISON, D.C. LAW ASSOCIATE, IS FIRST RECIPIENT OF ABA AWARD RECOGNIZING YOUNG LAWYER PROFESSIONALISM: Won U.S. Supreme Court case of Cameroonian immigrant
Lindsay C. Harrison, an associate in the District of Columbia office of national law firm Jenner & Block LLP, is the first recipient of the American Bar Association Rosner and Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award. Harrison’s selection recognizes her commitment, professionalism and effectiveness in volunteer legal work, including representing Jean Marc Nken, a Cameroonian immigrant contesting denial of asylum and a deportation order, that resulted in her making her very first oral court argument in an emergency appeal before the Supreme Court of the United States. She prevailed in April 2009, winning a temporary stay of Nken’s deportation, and she continues to represent Nken in subsequent proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals and in settlement negotiations with the federal government.
The award will be presented Aug. 6 during the 2010 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
The award is supported by the Rosner and Rosner Justice Fund, named by donor Seth Rosner in honor and in memory of his partners, Oscar S. Rosner, his father, and Jonathan L. Rosner, his brother. The award honors young lawyer commitment to legal and judicial ethics, lawyer professionalism, client protection and professional regulation.