WLALA is Seeking Candidate Recommendations for the CWL Fay Stender Award.*
Recommendations for the Fay Stender Award are due to WLALA
on June 14, 2014.
In 1982, CWL established
the Fay Stender Award to honor Fay Stender, a Bay Area attorney who spent much
of her professional life fighting for underrepresented groups and
individuals. She was a member of CWL’s
first elected board. She chaired the San
Francisco Bar Association’s Employment of Women committee, and served on the
charter board of Equal Rights Advocates; Lesbian Rights Project.
Throughout her life, Fay’s
tenacity, creativity, and her compelling sense of justice were legendary. Her commitment, energy and integrity enriched
all who were privileged to work with her.
The annual award is
given to a feminist attorney who, like Fay Stender, is committed to the
representation of women, disadvantaged groups and unpopular causes, and whose
courage, zest for life and demonstrated ability to effect change, as a single
individual, make her a role model for women attorneys.
The Fay Stender Award is
presented annually at CWL’s dinner at the California State Bar Annual Meeting.
• Zest, humanity, personal courage,
forceful presence and non-conformity;
• Demonstrated commitment to
under-represented or disadvantaged groups or unpopular causes.
• Demonstrated feminist perspective;
• Vigorous advocacy on behalf of women
litigants which serves as a model for women attorneys;
• Demonstrated ability to effect
change as a single individual;
• Lack of public recognition that the
candidate possesses these attributes.
Please submit written
nominations describing the nominee and the ways in which she meets the above
criteria. The nomination shall not
exceed five (5) pages. In addition,
please submit the nominee’s resume and up to five (5) letters of support.
For more information on
the criteria and application requirements for the Fay StenderAward, please go
*WLALA has no role in
selecting the recipients in the Fay Stender Award. The selection process is run
solely by the California Women Lawyers (CWL), not WLALA. If you would like WLALA to nominate you or
someone else for the Fay Stender Award then please submit the information
requested above by replying to this email firstname.lastname@example.org.