Honors and Awards

Nathaniel Jones Awarded ABA Young Lawyer’s Division Fellows Award

Hon. Nathaniel R. Jones, of counsel, was the 2005 recipient of the ABA Young Lawyer’s Division Fellows Award at their Annual Meeting in Chicago for his impact on civil rights issues in American society.  Judge Jones has designated the monetary award to be given to the NationalUndergroundRailroadFreedomCenter, of which he is co-chairman.

Each year during the ABA Annual Meeting, the Young Lawyers Division and YLD Fellows recognize an individual for their distinguished service to the public or to the legal profession. Past recipients include Senator Howard Baker, Senator Howell Heflin, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, Congressman John Lewis, and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The Fellows of the Young Lawyers Division was formed in 1977 to support the YLD and contribute to the attainment of its objectives, stimulate the interest of young lawyers in the activities of the Association, and provide the Fellows an opportunity to maintain friendships developed over the years.