Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award

2015 Award Recipient

Emmanuelle Regine Francois

Maryland attorney Emmanuelle Regine Francois, E. Regine Francois Law, LLC, focuses her practice on civil trial work.  She is former Executive Director of the Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc. where she worked to develop, coordinate and implement initiatives that promote civility in the legal profession and enhance the public’s trust in the legal community.  Prior to that, she served as an Associate at the Rockville, MD. law firm of Gleason, Flynn, Emig & Fogleman focusing on medical malpractice and personal injury defense.

Regine began her legal career assisting victims of domestic violence at House of Ruth Maryland where she continues to serve as a pro bono attorney.  In 2010, as a fellow of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Leadership Academy, her class established The Storybook Project at the Jessup Correctional Facility, reducing recidivism by providing a healthy and educational connection between incarcerated men and their children.  Her volunteer work includes local organizations Esperanza’s Naturalization Clinic and Not On Our Watch Advocacy in their mission to address domestic international child sex trafficking. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Anne Arundel Community College in Hanover, MD.

A graduate of American University and The University of Connecticut School of Law, Regine is active in the MSBA and its Young Lawyers Section, having served as a Board of Governors representative, on the Young Lawyers Leadership Academy, as delegate to the ABA Young Lawyers Division, and on planning and public awareness committees.  She has served as secretary and on the executive board of the MSBA Young Lawyers Section and is currently chair-elect of its Council.  Within the ABA Young Lawyers Division (YLD), she serves as a representative to the ABA House of Delegates and as vice-director of the YLD Affiliates Assistance Team. 

Nominated by Martha K. White on behalf of the MSBA Young Lawyers Section, Ms. White remarked that Regine “….is the person I know I can call when I need help with anything, whether a project or a legal matter.”  “Regine possesses all the attributes that epitomize professionalism and this award.”