Nomination Guidelines & Criteria

Call for Nominations

How to submit your Stonewall Award nominations.:

Criteria

Nominations, via e-format, must be supported by a narrative and appropriate documentation, with the following criteria:

(a) the nominated individual, without regard to ABA membership or nationality, must be a lawyer, member of the judiciary, or a legal academic, who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of LGBT individuals in the legal profession and/or to LGBT legal issues; and

(b) The nominee must epitomize excellence in practice, law-related research and writing or jurisprudence; and

(c) The nominee must exemplify leadership and determination, within and/or outside the LGBT community, or impacting the LGBT community; and

(d) The nominee must have effected change that resulted in a positive impact for the LGBT community and inspired others to act; and

(e) The nominee (absent contingencies such as exile, detention, or restriction on travel due to the circumstances justifying the ward) must agree to be present in person to receive the award when it is presented. No preference is given to a nominee's lifetime body of work over a single event or case. Letters of support of the nominee must also be provided.

Requirements

A.  Complete nomination form.  The nomination form may be submitted online, or downloaded.   
           
 Select option:

               a.  Submit form online
               b.  Download form

Please complete entire form prior to submitting.
Note that a form must be submitted for all new nominations.  Each form may be considered for two years if the nominee is not an awardee in the first year of nomination, and upon confirmation that the nominator wishes to re-nominate the nominee.

B.   Nominee's Resume - Include the nominee's resume or biography describing his or her background contributions.

C.  Award Criteria Narrative - Describe, in 600 words, how the nominee has made a significant contribution to the advancement LGBT individuals in the legal profession and/or to LGBT legal issues. These contributions may include, but not be limited to:

(1) Excellence in practice, law-related research and writing, or jurisprudence;
(2) Demonstrated leadership and determination, within and/or outside the LGBT community, which positively impacts the LGBT community; or
(3) Participation in efforts to bring about change that resulted in a positive impact for the LGBT community and inspired others to act.

D. Articles and Letters - No more than ten (10) articles and five (5) letters, please.

E. Complete Submission Package - In order to be considered, all of the above items must be received by the Commission by the close of business at specified date. Provided upon "Call for Nominations" announcement.

Rules

A.  Submission of materials must be by email:
All materials must be submitted via e-mail to:sogi@americanbar.org

B.  Include the nominator's and the nominee's name in the subject line.

C.  Articles can be submitted via live URL links -or- PDF files.

D. The nomination form and your supporting materials constitute the SOLE basis for the nomination.

Please Note:
If non-critical information is not available (i.e.) the nominee's age), you may simply make note of this on the nomination form with all available information.

E.  Nomination materials will not be returned.

Submit nomination

All nominations must be sent via email to: sogi@americanbar.org


Nomination forms

Online nomination form is here.

Downloadable/printable form is here.

 

Please direct any inquiries to: sogi@americanbar.org