The goal of the Awards Committee is to select honorees for the 3 recognitions bestowed by the conference: The Franklin Flaschner Award, the William McMahon Award, and the Judicial Education Award.
- Promote national recognition of the conference awards.
- Secure nominations for all conference awards from a wide base of potential nominators.
- Establish a timeline for the committee to perform its tasks and complete its mission.
- Grant conference awards to the most deserving and most qualified recipients.
The Conference Chair appoints the Committee Chair.
As provided for in Section 7.6 of the Conference Bylaws, the Committee shall be comprised of at least 5 members, of which 2 are ex-officio, the Chair-Elect and the Vice-Chair. The remaining 3 members shall serve three-year staggered terms.
Annual Time Commitment
Members can expect to spend 5 – 10 hours per year on committee activities. This will primarily be shortly after the Midyear Meeting of the Association.
Meetings: Three or four times a year the Committee Chair may be asked to participate in a conference call of all Conference Committee Chairs. The committee may meet by conference call to review award nominations; however, selection may also be taken by email correspondence.
Reports: The Chair shall make a written report to the Conference twice a year. This report should be on a form provided by ABA staff to be included in the Midyear Meeting Agenda Book and in the Annual Meeting Agenda Book.
JD Staff will send reminders about report deadlines and conference call schedules.