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.

Call for Nominations for the
2017 Margaret Brent Awards

Deadline for Nominations -
Friday, December 16, 2016

The 2017 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards will be presented at a luncheon on Sunday, August 13, 2017 during the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City.

Nomination Criteria and Application Requirements

Nomination Form

Thank You to Our Generous 2016 Supporters

2016 Commemorative Program and Tribute Book



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