2021 Brent Nominations Are Closed

The awardees will be announced after ABA Midyear Meeting in February.

Details about the Award

Margaret Brent was the first woman lawyer in America, arriving in the colonies in 1638. The Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement 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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2020 Margaret Brent Awards Recipients

Click here to see the five extraordinary women who received the 2020 Margaret Brent Award!

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2020 Margaret Brent Supporters

Thank You to the Generous Supporters of the 2020 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards Ceremony.

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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