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August 17, 2012

District of Columbia Young Lawyer Receives ABA 2012 Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award

Dolores Dorsainvil, recipient of the Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award

Dolores Dorsainvil

Dolores Dorsainvil, senior staff attorney at the District of Columbia Office of Bar Counsel and adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law and the University of Maryland University College, received the Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award during the 2012 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

The award, administered by the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, recognizes and encourages young lawyers who are dedicated to lawyer professionalism. The award is supported by the Rosner and Rosner Justice Fund and administered by the Center for Professional Responsibility.

A graduate of Boston University, Dorsainvil received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. Her service to the legal community has included active participation in numerous programs and projects of the ABA Young Lawyers Division, including vice chair and co-chair of its ethics and professionalism committee. At the Maryland State Bar Association she serves on both its professionalism and ethics committees and is also active in its Young Lawyers Section.

Dorsainvil published numerous national articles on ethical considerations for the District of Columbia and Maryland Bar, and she has her own ethics blog, “The Gavel.“  She also spearheaded the Bar Mentor Project, which recruits volunteer lawyers to help students of color pass the Maryland state bar exam.