Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards

Each year, the Commission honors women lawyers who not only attain the pinnacle of the profession, but pave the way for others to do the same.

Details about the Award

Margaret Brent was the first woman lawyer in America, arriving in the colonies in 1638. The Margaret Brent Award, established by the Commission 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.

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AVAILABLE IN JANUARY: Program Book Tribute Pages and Reservation Form

The Commission prints a commemorative program book every year for the Brent Awards Luncheon. This book is distributed to all guests attending the luncheon. Beginning January 2019, pay tribute to women lawyers by purchasing a tribute page in the Commission's program book.

AVAILABLE IN JANUARY: Purchase Tables and Tickets

Beginning January 2019, purchase reserved tables seating ten, or individual tickets.

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Learn about Previous Winners

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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