The Robert P. Wilkins Awards honor outstanding work with regard to the Division's periodical publications, Law Practice, Law Practice Today, and Law Technology Today. These publications have a practical influence in shaping the actions of lawyers in managing their practices and the practice of law in general.
The Wilkins Awards are in three categories:
- Overall Achievement in Division Publications honors an individual or entity that has excelled beyond the standard obligations and contributed significantly through innovation and creativity to the Division's publications.
- Best Feature Article honors the author(s) of a single article based on accuracy, originality, overall impact on the legal profession, and quality of writing.
- Best Column honors the author(s) of a series of at least three (3) articles in a consistent format that exhibit exceptional merit and broad interest on a subject related to the mission of the ABA Law Practice Division.