The E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Awards, administered by the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism and supported by the E. Smythe Gambrell Fund for Professionalism, recognizes the nation’s exemplary, innovative, and on-going professionalism programs in law schools, bar associations, courts and other legal organizations that help ensure the maintenance of the highest principles of integrity and dedication to the legal profession and the public. Each award carries a $3,500 prize.
The Gambrell Awards were established in 1991 and are named for E. Smythe Gambrell, ABA and American Bar Foundation president from 1955 to 1956. Gambrell founded the Legal Aid Society in Atlanta, where he practiced law from 1922 until his death in 1986.
Nominations for the 2019 Award
are now closed.
The Gambrell Awards will be presented on August 9, 2019 at the NABE/NCBP/NCBF joint luncheon held during the American Bar Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
Questions regarding the awards should be directed to Senior Counsel, Theresa Gronkiewicz
at (312) 988- 5299 or via email