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.

2014 Honorees

  • Hon. Nancy Gertner; Harvard Law School and Judge (Retired); U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; Cambridge, MA
  • Anastasia D. Kelly; Co-Managing Partner (Americas); DLA Piper; Washington, DC
  • Allie B. Latimer; Former General Counsel; General Services Administration; Washington, DC
  • Hon. Kathryn Doi Todd; Associate Justice (Retired); California Court of Appeal, Second District; Los Angeles, CA
  • Marissa C. Wesely; Of Counsel; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; New York, NY

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Thank You to Our Generous 2014 Supporters


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2013 Commemorative Program and Tribute Book

Nomination Criteria and Application Requirements

Nomination Form - If you have any questions, please contact April Hasson at 312-988-5668.


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