WSBA Annual Awards — 2014

Nominations are now being sought

WSBA is seeking nominations for its 2014 WSBA Annual Awards, which honor exemplary individuals from the legal community.The awards are presented at the annual Awards Dinner on September 18, to those who have made noteworthy contributions and achievements in public service, government service, professionalism, pro bono work, diversity and other areas. Both lawyers and non-lawyers are eligible to make nominations and receive awards. 

Nominators are asked to fill out this nomination form, save it to your computer and email it, along with all other supporting materials to barleaders@wsba.org by April 30, 2014

For questions, please email Sue Strachan or call her at 206-733-5903.

Award categories and descriptions:

 

Award of Merit
This award is the WSBA's highest honor. and is given for a recent, singular achievement. It is awarded to individuals only — both lawyers and non-lawyers.

Lifetime Service Award
This award is a special award given for a lifetime of service to the legal community and the public.

Professionalism Award
This honor is awarded to a WSBA member who exemplifies the spirit of professionalism in the practice of law, as defined in the WSBA's Creed of Professionalism.

Angelo Petruss Award for Lawyers in Government Service
Named in honor of Angelo R. Petruss, a senior assistant attorney general who passed away during his term of service on the WSBA Board of Governors, this award is given to a lawyer in government service who has made a significant contribution to the legal profession, the justice system, and the public.

Outstanding Judge Award
This award is presented for outstanding service to the bench and for special contribution to the legal profession at any level of the court.

Pro Bono Award
This award is presented to a lawyer, non-lawyer, law firm, or bar association for outstanding cumulative efforts in providing pro bono services.

Public Service Award
This award recognizes a WSBA member who exemplifies the WSBA's culture of service: one who gives back in meaningful ways to others, to his/her community, or to the profession.

Courageous Award
This award is presented to an individual who has displayed exceptional courage in the face of adversity, thus bringing credit to the legal profession.

Excellence in Diversity Award 
This award is made to a lawyer, law firm, or law-related group that has made a significant contribution to diversity in the legal profession.

Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
This award recognizes one attorney who has made significant contributions to the professional community, especially the community of young lawyers, within their initial years of practice.  Recipients must be active WSBA members within five years of admission to any bar association or under 36 years of age.

Norm Maleng Leadership Award
This award is given jointly by the WSBA and the Access to Justice Board, in honor of Norm Maleng's legacy as a leader. He was an innovative and optimistic leader committed to justice and access to justice in both civil and criminal settings. Within the profession, his leadership was characterized by his love of the law and commitment to diversity and mentorship. This award recognizes those who embody these qualities.

Nomination Form

Past WSBA Annual Award Recipients

Access to Justice Board Awards

Nominate people and organizations who make access to the justice system a reality for people in need.

Questions?

If you have questions, email Sue Strachan or contact her at 206-733-5903.