Purpose of Stonewall Award

Purpose of the Award

The purpose of the Stonewall Award is to recognize those lawyers, members of the judiciary and legal academia who have effected real change to remove barriers on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the legal profession and the world, nation, state and/or locale, and to recognize those who have championed diversity for the LGBT community, both within the legal profession and impacting the greater human universe.


In 2011, the ABA Board of Governors approved the creation of the Stonewall Award to recognize contributions by the recipients thereof to the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in the legal profession, and/or to LGBT legal issues, to be awarded by the ABA SOGI Commission.

Questions?  If you have any inquiries, please contact the SOGI Commission at sogi@americanbar.org

Nomination Process & Criteria

Follow link to  Call for Nominations page for criteria & instructions.

* All nominations to be submitted via e-format.