The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia honored V. Sharon “Sharri” Edenfield of Edenfield Trial Law in Statesboro with the Ross Adams Award, presented during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Edenfield, a past president of the Young Lawyers Division, was recognized for her longtime service to the legal profession and her community, especially for her willingness to mentor young attorneys and encourage them to become active in serving the public and the justice system.

The Georgia Young Lawyers Division is comprised of approximately 10,000 lawyers admitted to the State Bar of Georgia who are 36 years old or younger or who have been admitted to their first bar no more than five years.

The YLD has been strengthened over the years through guidance by the State Bar of Georgia, its Executive Committee and Board of Governors, the Supreme Court, and through dedicated service rendered by its members. In keeping with its motto of “working for the profession and the public,” the YLD has more than 30 hard-working committees that produce an array of projects and programs.

Through the years, the YLD has also gained national recognition by winning several American Bar Association awards for its projects and publications.