Nomination Application Requirements
A. Nomination Form
The 2020 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards will be presented on Sunday, August 2, 2020 in Chicago during the ABA Annual Meeting.
B. Nominee's Resume - Include the nominee's resume or biography, describing her background and contributions.
C. Award Criteria Narrative - In no more than three typed pages, provide specific, concrete examples for criterion #1 and at least one of criteria numbers 2 through 4 below:
- The individual achieved professional excellence in her field AND
- Influenced other women to pursue legal careers, OR
- Opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to them, OR
- Advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession.
D. Articles and Letters - To present a comprehensive picture of the nominee, please include both (1) up to 10 news or magazine articles written by or about the candidate and (2) no more than 5 letters of support from individuals or organizations. The Commission relies on the entire nomination packet in selecting each year's honorees. The limitation on articles and letters of support will be observed; anything in excess of 5 letters or 10 articles will not be considered. For this category, the number of pages will be capped at 80 pages.
E. Complete Submission Package - In order to be considered, all of the above items must be received by the Commission by 5:00 PM Central Time on Friday, January 24, 2020.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
The Commission will select award recipients in February 2020. The 2020 award will be presented at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago on Sunday, August 2, 2020.
Questions? If you have any questions, please contact Laura Tannous at 312.988.5715 or Laura.Tannous@americanbar.org