From left to right: Hon. Esther Tomljanovich; Eleanor Dean Acheson; Paulette Brown; Roberta D. Liebenberg, Chair, Commission on Women in the Profession; Right Honourable Madame Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin (special award); Karen J. Mathis; and Colonel Maritza S. Ryan
On August 7, 2011, the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award was presented to Hon. Esther Tomljanovich, Eleanor Dean Acheson, Paulette Brown, Right Honourable Madame Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin (special award), Karen J. Mathis, and Colonel Maritza S. Ryan. Click on the honoree's name to view her bio.
If you wish to receive a DVD containing video footage of the entire luncheon (for a nominal $5 charge for shipping/handling), please contact the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-988-5715.
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.