2017-2018 FAWL Annual Awards


FAWL's Annual Awards will be presented at the Annual Awards and Installation Gala on June 13, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando. Additionally, the prestigious Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented at the Henry T. Latimer Diversity & Inclusion Luncheon on Friday, June 15. Both events are in conjunction with The Florida Bar's Annual Conference. It is not necessary to register for the Bar conference to attend these events.

 

2017-2018 FAWL AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

Jurist of the Year
Hon. Kelly J. McKibbenState of Florida Eighteenth Judicial Circuit; Member, Brevard Chapter

 

Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award
Robin Hassler Thompson; Robin H. Thompson & Associates; Tallahassee Chapter

Outstanding Chapter
Martin

Outstanding Student Chapter
Stetson

Membership Award, Small Chapter
Lee

Outstanding Member Program
Central Florida, "CFAWL Advisory Program"

Outstanding Public Service Award
Broward, "BCWLA Partnership with Broward County School Board Debate Initiative"

Leaders in the Law

Brevard
Kim Torres
Broward
Julie Elizabeth Hough
Ninowtzka Mier
Central Florida
Heather M. Meglino
Celeste Alexandra Thacker
Jessica Thomas
Collier
Donna J. Marshall
Tamara Lynne Nicola
Hillsborough
Hon. Cynthia Sullivan Oster
Mamie Venita Jervis Wise
Jacksonville
Sarah Ann Mannion Foreman
Sarah Rebecca Sullivan
Lee
Kayla Richmond
Manatee
Lori Maryl Dorman
Martin
Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Wood
Miami-Dade
Amber Brooke Kornreich
Kristen Drecktrah Paz
Stephanie N. Moot
Palm Beach
Rina Kundalkar Clemens
Yelizaveta Batres Herman
Pasco
Amanda Lea Colón
Pinellas
Ama Appiah
Christina Z. Pacheco
Sarasota
Elizabeth J. Alpert
South Palm Beach
Lauren Cohen
St. Johns
Jane West
Tallahassee
Catherine B. Chapman
Christin Foster Gonzalez
Volusia Flagler
Ali L. Hansen

 

 

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DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS WAS FEBRUARY 1, 2018. THE FOLLOWING IS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY.


FAWL's Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award
 is
 awarded annually to a FAWL member who has:

  • demonstrated a commitment to the purpose and goals of FAWL;
  • excelled to outstanding career achievement that charts new territory in our profession;
  • helped to overcome traditional stereotypes associated with women by breaking barriers, molding a new reality and a new way of thinking about themselves, others and their place in the universe or has promoted the status of women within the profession;
  • advanced the status of women in the State of Florida; and
  • is an active, dues-paid member of FAWL.


FAWL's Jurist of the Year Award
was established in 2015.  The Jurist of the Year Award is an annual award that seeks to give recognition and acknowledgment to jurists, either State or Federal, who have consistently, fearlessly, and impartially promoted the rule of law respecting the equal rights of all who come before him or her.  The award should be viewed as recognition of a distinguished career on the bench, as well as contributions to the community and the practice of law.

Download 2017-2018 Nomination Form - Jurist of the Year Award


The Outstanding Chapter Award
was established in 2008. This award is presented annually to the FAWL chapter that has most effectively:

  • created new programs, events or services and/or expanded on traditional programs, events or services that further FAWL's mission;
  • provided programs, events or services that encourage and assist members to become leaders in the profession and in the community as a whole;
  • sought and gained exposure and recognition in both the legal community and the community as a whole;
  • promoted diversity in the workplace, the practice of law and/or in the community;
  • successfully recruited and retained members; and
  • consistently participated in the state FAWL organization by paying dues in a timely manner, having an active chapter representative, attending meetings and functions, encouraging volunteers for committees and offices, working well with other local chapters, and assisting with FAWL projects.


Outstanding Student Chapter Award
 
was established in 2014. This award is presented annually to the FAWL student chapter that has most effectively

  • created new programs, events, or services and/or expanded on traditional programs, events or services that further FAWL's mission;
  • provided programs, events or services that encourage and assist members to become leaders in the law school and in the community;
  • sought and gained exposure and recognition in both the law school community and the community as a whole;
  • promoted diversity in law school and/or in the community; (5) successfully recruited new members; and
  • consistently participated in the State FAWL organization by paying dues in a timely manner, having an active chapter representative, attending meetings and functions, encouraging volunteers for committees and offices, working well with other local chapters, and assisting with FAWL projects.

Download 2017-2018 Nomination Form - Outstanding Student Chapter Award


The Outstanding Member Program Award was established in 2007. The award is presented annually to the FAWL chapter that has presented an outstanding program to its members that is (1) educational, in an area of substantive or procedural law, and/or benefits women lawyers in updating, marketing, diversifying and/or improving their business or practice, teaches leadership skills or provides a pathway to obtaining positions of leadership and/or reminds and teaches lawyers about their ethical and professional responsibilities; (2) reflective of FAWL's mission; (3) easily recreated by other chapters; and (4) has quality supporting materials.

Download 2017-2018 Nomination Form - Outstanding Member Program Award (Revised 2018_01_04)


Outstanding Public Service Award
was established in 2012. This award is presented annually to the FAWL chapter that has presented an outstanding program that is: (1) beneficial and/or educational to a non-legal segment of the community, the community at large; or a specific charitable organization or cause; (2) reflective of FAWL's mission, and (3) easily recreated by other chapters.

Download 2017-2018 Nomination Form - Outstanding Public Service Award (Revised 2018_01_04)


Membership Recruitment Award
is bestowed upon
a chapter in each of the three categories (small, medium, and large) that has the highest percentage of new members, but membership retention is also a factor that is strongly considered. Members are considered new if they joined FAWL for the first time during the applicable award year, and were not a prior member within the past three years. Objective award calculated by individual chapters based on their records. Category size is based on the total number of members: small (1–100), medium (101–250) and large (251–400+).

Download 2017-2018 Nomination Form - Membership Recruitment Award

Leader in the Law Nominated by FAWL chapters, these outstanding women have made significant impacts in their communities.  This recognition is intended to promote women who are not necessarily at the pinnacle of their career, but who have nonetheless made meaningful contributions in their communities through their legal service or volunteer activities and who have provided a positive role model for FAWL members.  The number of Leader in the Law Awards is based on the size of the nominating chapter.

Download 2017-2018 Nomination Form - Leader in the Law