The National trial lawyers
Top 10 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.
Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 10 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.
Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.
Each distinguished Top 10 under 40 member strives to encompass the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best lawyers in America. It is the mission of the National Trial Lawyers Associations to promote a unique and professional networking opportunity for young lawyers, while developing progressive ideas to pursue justice for those injured by the negligence of others, to educate the public about the importance of access to courts that are free of bias and undue influence, and to protect the right of trial by jury.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
NACDL’s mission is to serve as a leader, alongside diverse coalitions, in identifying and reforming flaws and inequities in the criminal justice system, and redressing systemic racism, and ensuring that its members and others in the criminal defense bar are fully equipped to serve all accused persons at the highest level.
The American Bar Association
Advocate for the Profession - Promote the best quality legal education, promote competence, ethical conduct and professionalism, and promote pro bono and public service by the legal profession.
Eliminate Bias & Enhance Diversity - Promote full and equal participation in the association, and the justice system by all persons. Eliminate bias in the legal profession, and the justice system.
Advance the Rule of Law - Increase public understanding of and respect for the rule of law, the legal process, and the role of the legal profession at home and throughout the world. Hold governments accountable under law. Work for just laws, including human rights, and a fair legal process. Assure meaningful access to justice for all person. Preserve the independence of the legal profession and the judiciary.