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JANUARY 2012 NEWSLETTER - WLALA Award Nominations
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Nominations Sought for 2012 Ernestine Stahlhut, Myra Bradwell and Distinguished Service Awards

by Ruth D. Kahn 
WLALA is seeking nominations for the Ernestine Stahlhut, Myra Bradwell and Distinguished Service Awards to be presented at the 93rd Annual Installation and Awards Dinner in September 2012. Members of the legal community are encouraged to submit names of candidates, along with the candidate’s biography and the reasons why the candidate is deserving of the particular award, to the WLALA office at info@wlala.org.  Please include (1) the name, address, telephone number and email address of the nominator, (2) the nominator’s relationship with the nominee, if any, and (3) the name, address, telephone number and email address of the candidate.  The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2012.
 
Ernestine Stahlhut Award Criteria: This award is given annually to a women in the legal profession who has attained the respect, admiration and affection of the Bench and Bar by her outstanding character, her dedication to service and her significant contributions to the cause of justice; a person who has challenged women in our profession to excel, and who has been an encouragement to young women in our society to seek the law as a profession.
 
Past award recipients of the Ernestine Stahlhut Award include The Honorable Mildred L. Lillie, The Honorable Shirley M. Hufstedler, The Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall, Molly Munger, The Honorable Audrey B. Collins, and Edith R. Matthai.  For the history of this award and a complete list of past honorees, please visit: http://www.wlala.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=9#Ernestine         
 
Myra Bradwell Award Criteria: This award is given to honor a law firm, corporate or government office, or other entity that has been exemplary in promoting and advancing women lawyers and issues important to women.
 
Past recipients of the Myra Bradwell Award include the Los Angeles Office of Morrison & Foerster, The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California, Deloitte LLP, Southern California Edison and Toyota Motor Credit Corporation.  For the history of this award and a complete list of past honorees, please visit: http://www.wlala.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=9#Myra   
 
Distinguished Service Award Criteria: This award is to honor members of WLALA who have brought honor and esteem to the organization by their commitment to public service. The purpose of this award is to publicly recognize WLALA members who have demonstrated such commitment through, among other things, their pro bono, community service or bar association activities, or by providing legal services to the underrepresented and disadvantaged.
 
Past recipients of the Distinguished Service Award include Rosalyn S. Zakheim, The Honorable Diana M. Wheatley, Holly J. Fujie, Susan L. Steinhauser, Michelle Williams Court, Eileen Decker and Kathleen McDowell.  For the history of this award a complete list of past honorees, please visit: http://www.wlala.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=9#Distinguished.
 
Ms. Kahn is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP and currently serves as President-Elect of WLALA.

 

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