2013 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards Luncheon

2013 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award Honorees - From left to right:   Marygold Shire Melli;  Senator Mazie K. Hirono; Mary B. Cranston, Chair, Commission on Women in the Profession; Therese M. Stewart; the Honorable Gladys Kessler; and Sara Holtz

2013 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award Honorees - From left to right:   Marygold Shire Melli;  Senator Mazie K. Hirono; Mary B. Cranston, Chair, Commission on Women in the Profession; Therese M. Stewart; the Honorable Gladys Kessler; and Sara Holtz

On August 11, 2013, the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award was presented to Marygold Shire Melli Senator Mazie K. Hirono; Mary B. Cranston, Chair, Commission on Women in the Profession; Therese M. Stewart; the Honorable Gladys Kessler; and Sara Holtz. Click on the honoree's name to view her bio.

View the honorees' video introductions and acceptance speeches

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 abacwp1@americanbar.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.

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