Honoring the Public Sector's Finest at the General E. E. Anderson Awards Reception
The Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division's annual awards program recognizes the extraordinary achievements of government lawyers and informs the general public about their outstanding work and the positive impact they make to our communities.
Our reception is named in honor of one of the founders of our division, the late General E.E. Anderson, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired. General Anderson was the youngest active duty Marine ever promoted to the rank of General. General Anderson served as GPSLD chair, GPSLD delegate and was a division leader until his death in 2015. In 2014, he was awarded the ABA’s highest honor, the ABA Medal. In accepting the award, he said that he believes “with all my heart that the American Bar Association keeps the ligament of justice strong. The ABA is an organization that works tirelessly for freedom and justice and whose moral compass is pointed always to true north.”
The 2019 National Awards were presented at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Nancy O'Malley, Alameda County District Attorney, gave inspiring remarks about the importance of public service. The reception was generously sponsored by Thomson Reuters. Thank you to Thomson Reuters and all the GPSLD members and friends who came out to support these wonderful public lawyers.
Read more about the 2019 winners!
Nominations for our 2020 awards are due by 5:00 pm Eastern on April 6, 2020. Please see below for nomination requirements.