Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award

The Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, established by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession in 1991, recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and have paved the way to success for other women lawyers.

2015 Honorees


  • Mari Carmen Aponte; Ambassador of the United States to El Salvador; Washington, DC
  • Flora D. Darpino; Lieutenant General; United States Army, The Judge Advocate General; Washington, D.C.
  • Fernande R.V. (Nan) Duffly; Associate Justice; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; Boston, MA
  • Mary Ann Hynes; Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP and Formerly, SVP and General Counsel, Ingredion; Chicago, IL
  • Emma Coleman Jordan; Professor of Law; Georgetown University Law Center; Washington, DC

Supporter Levels - information available by March 15

Program Book Tribute Pages - information available by March 15

Tables and Individual Tickets - information available by March 15

Thank You to Our Generous 2014 Supporters

2014 Commemorative Program and Tribute Book

Nomination Criteria and Application Requirements


Previous Award Recipients

Honorees receiving the Margaret Brent Award have achieved professional excellence in their field and

  • influenced other woman to pursue legal careers,
  • opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to them, and/or
  • advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession.

 View the list of distinguished award recipients