Sharon L. Corbitt Award

The Sharon L. Corbitt Award

The ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence created the Sharon Corbitt Award in 2008 to recognize exceptional service and leadership to improving the legal response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking by a lawyer from any area of practice, including non-profit, private firm, government, corporate counsel, and the judiciary, in the spirit of Sharon L. Corbitt.

Sharon L. Corbitt was an active member of the American Bar Association for 25 years, serving as a member of the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence from 2002­ to 2005 after completing her term as Chair of the Family Law Section.  In honor of her exemplary professional and personal contributions to victims of domestic violence throughout her career, this award will recognize an attorney each year who embodies her spirit and dedication. Learn more about Sharon Corbitt. 



2016 Sharon L. Corbitt Award Winner

Paula Henderson Broome
Special Assistant Attorney General
Deputy Chief, Bureau of Victim Assistance
Mississippi Attorney General's Office

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