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April 2015 - JDK Noms
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Request for Nominations

The California Women Lawyers’ Joan Dempsey Klein-Distinguished Jurist Award

WLALA is seeking candidate recommendations for the California Women Lawyers’ Joan Dempsey Klein-Distinguished Jurist Award.*  Please send in substantive recommendations and not just names.  Incomplete nominations will not be considered.  Candidates must satisfy the CWL’s criteria for nomination by WLALA and membership in WLALA is not a requirement for nomination:

This annual award is named for one of CWL's founding members.

The candidate should be from the Southern California area and will be evaluated on excellence as a jurist and longstanding vigorous service and inspiration to women lawyers in California.

The nominations will be reviewed by CWL’s Awards Committee and the Board of Governors. The Award will be presented at the Southern California Judicial Reception to be held in July of 2015 and the awardees must be available to attend the reception to be held in their honor.

Please provide the following information to by Thursday, April 13, 2015:

The nomination should consist of the following:

A.  Nominee's Resume/Bio - Include the nominee's resume or biography.

B.  Nominee's Photo - Include a high resolution photograph of the nominee. 

C.  Supporting Statement - A letter supporting the nominee as a worthy recipient of this honor with a description of the candidate's qualifications for this award. 

D.  Articles and Letters - To present a comprehensive picture of the nominee, you may include news/magazine articles written by or about the candidate and letters of support from individuals or organizations. 

WLALA will accept both self-nominations and nominations of others whom the nominator deems worthy. 

Because of the deadline for submitting nominations to CWL, packets must be complete when submitted to WLALA for consideration. 

*WLALA has no role in selecting the Joan Dempsey Klein-Distinguished Jurist Award.  The selection process is run solely by CWL, not WLALA.  However WLALA will submit a nomination to CWL for consideration by CWL.  If you would like WLALA to nominate you for consideration by CWL then please submit the information requested above by replying to this email

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