At our Annual Meeting each September, the Association for Women Lawyers recognizes several individuals who have made a difference within the legal community and the community at large. AWL gives four awards which recognize these important contributions:
The Mentoring Award recognizes an attorney who has made an exceptional contribution to the life and career of a young attorney and/or law student. The nominee must have been in practice for at least 8 years. Preference will be given to AWL members, but membership is not a requirement.
Pro Bono Service Award
The Pro Bono Service Award recognizes individuals who have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to those who do not have the means to afford them. The following individuals or entities are eligible to receive this award: individual lawyers; any size law firm; government attorney offices; corporate law departments; other institutions in the legal profession. Preference will be given to AWL members, but membership is not a requirement.
Community Involvement Award
The Community Involvement Award recognizes an attorney who has demonstrated a dedication and commitment to exemplary public service and social responsibility throughout her career, both within the legal profession and in other public service roles. Nominees will have contributed in meaningful ways to society by giving back their time and resources in an effort to improve the lives of others. Preference will be given to AWL members, but membership is not a requirement.
The Founders Award recognizes an AWL member who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women in the legal profession and whose career demonstrates dedication to the highest levels of professional ethics and excellence. The nominee must be an AWL member.
Nominations are accepted until July 29, 2022. Please submit your letter outlining your nominee and their service to Jeunesse Rutledge.
Award winners include:
Kristin M. Bergstrom
Hon. Hannah C. Dugan
Hon. Margo Kirchner
Hon. Janine Geske