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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 on July 26, 2013 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 11, 2013:

The nomination should consist of a letter that contains the information that supports the nominee as a worthy recipient of this particular honor with a description of the candidate’s qualifications for this award. A copy of the nominee’s CV as well as letters of support for the nominee are welcome.

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

*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 to this email (