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Sharon L. Corbitt Award

The ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence created the Sharon Corbitt Award in 2008 to recognize exceptional service and leadership to improving the legal response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking by a lawyer from any area of practice, including non-profit, private firm, government, corporate counsel, and the judiciary, in the spirit of Sharon L. Corbitt.

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Judith S. Kaye Award

The ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence created the Judith S. Kaye Award for Judicial Excellence in 2016 to recognize service by judicial officers who demonstrate knowledge of domestic and sexual violence and exemplary leadership developing courtroom responses to these issues. In honor of Judge Kaye's exemplary professional and personal contributions to the field of domestic and sexual violence law throughout her career, this award will recognize a judge each year that embodies her spirit and dedication.

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Our Generous Sponsors

We gratefully recognize Greenberg Traurig, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, Tribal Law and Policy Institute, ABA Center for Public Interest Law, Kansas Bar Association’s ABA House Delegates, Judge Bobbie J. McCartney on behalf of the National Association of Women Judges's Human Trafficking Committee, Bob & Cindy Carlson and Anne Crews for their charitable support of the Awards and the Commission.

Support Our Mission

The Awards are a time to honor the incredible recipients for their work as well as make contributions to support the Commission.

The Commission works diligently to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession and supporting the efforts of partners and advocates nationwide.