2012 Award Recipient
Dolores Dorsainvil is Senior Staff Attorney at the District of Columbia Office of Bar Counsel and adjunct professor at both American University’s Washington College of Law and the University of Maryland University College. She is a graduate of Boston University and received her Juris Doctor from American University ’s Washington College of Law. Dolores is most passionate about serving the legal community while promoting professionalism and the integrity of the profession. She spends countless hours educating attorneys and lecturing on ethical matters. Her service to the legal community has also included active participation in numerous programs and projects of the ABA Young Lawyers Division, including Vice Chair and Co-Chair of its Ethics and Professionalism Committee. At the Maryland State Bar Association she serves on both its Committee on Professionalism and Committee on Ethics and is also active in its Young Lawyers Section. Other professional affiliations include the Prince George’s County Bar Association, The Black Women’s Bar Association of Suburban Maryland (BWBA), the Washington Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division, and the National Bar Association. She has published numerous national articles on ethical considerations, as well for the District of Columbia and Maryland Bar, and she has her own ethics blog, The Gavel. She also spearheaded The Bar Mentor Project which brings together members of the BWBA and the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association as volunteer attorneys to assist students of color in passing the Maryland State Bar Examination.
“As a public servant, an active leader of the MSBA and the ABA, and as an adjunct professor of professional responsibility, Dolores has cultivated an outstanding reputation in the profession and her community has benefited enormously from her commitment to service.”
Erek L. Barron
Chair, Maryland State Bar Association
Young Lawyers Section
Ms. Dorsainvil accepted the award during the 2012 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. More
2011 Award Recipient
Keith Swisher is Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Assistant Professor at the Phoenix School of Law where he teaches Professional Responsibility and Torts. He has a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and Juris Doctor from Arizona State University College of Law. His contributions to the profession include teaching, scholarship, pro bono defense, speaker and panelist. He serves as a member of the Arizona Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Ninth Circuit Criminal Justice Act Panel representing indigent criminal defendants on appeal, the State Bar of Arizona Professionalism Committee, and the Editorial Boards of Arizona Attorney and the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct. In 2009 he founded the first Judicial Ethics blog in the U.S. More
“Keith Swisher possesses, in my judgment, unparalleled attributes as a scholar, teacher, and as a member of our profession who cares deeply about the role of lawyers and, most particularly, the role of lawyers in serving the public.”
Larry A. Hammond
Osborn Maledon, PA
Mr. Fisher accepted the award during the 2011 ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto. More
2010 Award Recipient
Lindsay C. Harrison is an associate with the firm of Jenner & Block Litigation Department. She is a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice. She regularly participates in appellate litigation matters before the federal appellate courts and the Supreme Court in a diverse array of subject matters, including multimillion dollar commercial contract disputes, insurance coverage disputes, and cases involving questions of state and federal constitutional law. She recently argued a case in the Supreme Court, prevailing on behalf of her client in Nken v. Holder (No. 08-681). She also recently represented the Petitioner before the Supreme Court in Kucana v. Holder (No. 08-911). In addition to her appellate practice, Ms. Harrison frequently represents corporations and individuals in litigation in federal and state trial courts as well as in arbitration, including international arbitration before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. She also regularly represents the recording industry before the Copyright Royalty Board, including in proceedings to adjust the royalty rate for mechanical and digital phonorecords and to set the royalty rate for satellite digital audio radio services.