2020 – Yasamin N. Kaye
In only five years of practice, Yasamin N. Kaye has made truly exceptional contributions to both the legal profession and the community. During her tenure at Perkins Coie, she contributed over 800 hours of service through a wide range of pro bono programs, and she brings her commitment to service with her to her new role as an Associate at Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
Even as a new lawyer, Yasamin did not shy away from stepping outside of her regular work in the area of Bankruptcy and Restructuring. She has represented survivors of domestic violence seeking to obtain orders of protection and served as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for children in guardianship cases. Her personal commitment to cultivating a culture of pro bono within the profession is equally impressive and, as one colleague describes it, “her passion for pro bono is infectious.” Yasamin has taken an active role in pro bono recruitment efforts, helping to organize training sessions for her peers to introduce them to new pro bono opportunities. In sum, Yasamin represents the best of the legal profession, devoting considerable time and energy to both direct service and encouraging others to do the same. She is a shining example to both the legal profession, and her community.