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Awards

The Section recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant accomplishments in the environment, energy, and natural resources legal area.

Section Awards

Diversity and Justice Award

The Environment, Energy, and Resources Dedication to Diversity and Justice Award recognizes and honors the accomplishments of a person, entities, or organizations that have made significant accomplishments or demonstrated recognized leadership in the areas of environmental justice and/or a commitment to gender, racial, and ethnic diversity.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

The ABA Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental, Energy, or Resources Law and Policy recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of major practitioners in environmental, energy, or resources law and policy in the United States.

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Stewardship Award

The ABA Award for Excellence in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship recognizes and honors the accomplishments of a person, organization, or group that has distinguished itself in environmental, energy, and resources stewardship.

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Distinguished Achievement Award

This Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy recognizes individuals or organizations who have distinguished themselves in environmental law and policy, contributing significant leadership in improving the substance, process or understanding of environmental protection and sustainable development.

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Government Attorney Award

The Environment, Energy, and Resources Government Attorney of the Year Award recognizes exceptional achievements made by federal, state, tribal, or local government attorneys who have worked or are working in the field of environment, energy, or natural resources and are esteemed by their peers.

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State or Local Bar Award

The State or Local Bar Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award will be given in recognition of the best CLE program or public service project of the year focused on issues in the field of environmental, energy, or natural resources law.

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Law Student Program Award

The Law Student Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award will be given in recognition of the best student organized educational program or public service project of the year.

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Committee Awards

These awards recognize the outstanding work of the Section's substantive committees.

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Chair's Award for Outstanding Contribution

This award is given by the Section Chair annually to recognize Section members who have made an outstanding contribution to a particular Section initiative or project during the Chair's tenure.

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Awards

2023 Section Awards

Congratulations to the Section's 2023 award recipients! Nominations for 2024 will begin to be accepted soon.

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