Public Contract

Awards

Awards

Awards

Writing Competition Rules: 2019 Submission Deadline - September 30, 2019

Congratulations to the 2018 Writing Competition Winners!

Division I Winners — Law Students

Victoria Angle – 1st Place
The George Washington University Law School
Lauren Olmsted – 2nd Place
The George Washington University Law School
Nicolette Cregan– 3rd Place
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Division II Winners — LLM and Young Lawyers

Christopher DelGiorno – 1st Place (tie)
Daniel Ramish – 1st Place (tie)
Erica Bakies – 3rd Place

Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded Alan E. Peterson in recognition of over three decades of exceptional service to the legal profession, accounting community, the American Bar Association and the Section of Public Contract Law.

Public Contract Law Section Fellows' Spirit of Leadership Award

Public Contract Law Section Fellows’ Spirit of Leadership Award is to be given periodically by the Fellows to recognize a Public Contract Law Section member who has demonstrated significant leadership, the highest degree of professionalism, and a substantial, consistent and long‑term record of encouragement and support to others to become and remain active in the Section. It may also be given to an individual who has contributed exceptional service to the support, development, and implementation of programs to enhance participation and leadership development within the Section and the public contract community. This award is intended to support and encourage individual efforts to grow participation in the Section and develop leadership qualities in Section members and assure it is recognized that such efforts are core values of the Section.

The Section Fellows consists of past Section Chairs and Section members who have been elected to membership because of their distinguished service and significant contributions to public contract law and the American Bar Association.

Donald McL. Davidson Award

The Donald McL. Davidson Award is presented periodically to a member of the Section of Public Contract Law whose participation has been outstanding in the promotion of state and local procurement activities in the Section.

Mr. Davidson was a long-time member of the Section, holding offices as a Council Member, State and Local Division Chair, Chair of Region VIII, and Co-Chair of the Region Division. His tireless efforts on behalf of the Section resulted in increased membership and activities. Also, in spite of a severe physical disability as a result of polio, he led a vigorous professional life as a construction trial lawyer and was active in legal and civic affairs.

Allan J. Joseph Excellence in Leadership Award

The Allan J. Joseph Excellence in Leadership Award was established in 2012 to recognize a Section member or associate for exceptional individual effort and accomplishments and extraordinary contributions to the Section of Public Contract Law. Allan Joseph’s legal career, spanning over five decades, was devoted to the work of the Section of Public Contract Law and to the American Bar Association. This award is presented at the discretion of the Section officers and is presented on occasion and not on an annual basis.

Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award

2015
Alan E. Peterson


Fellows Spirit of Leadership Award Recipients

2006
Judge Ruth C. Burg
2007
Alan E. Peterson
2008
Allan J. Joseph
2011
Marshall J. Doke, Jr.
2014
Marilyn Neforas

Donald McL. Davidson Award Recipients

1991
Thomas B. Treacy
1992
Larry C. Ethridge
1993
James M. Marsh
1994
Paul F. Dauer
1996
Margaret E. McConnell
1999
Craig Othmer
2006
Donald G. Featherstun
2007
Dr. John B. Miller
2011
Melissa J. Copeland
2015
Gerard E. Wimberly, Jr.

Allan J. Joseph Excellence in Leadership Award

2012
John S. Pachter
2013
Marshall J. Doke, Jr.
2014
Marilyn Neforas

Other ABA Awards

Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division

The Dorsey Award honors an outstanding public defender or legal aid lawyer. Eligible recipients are lawyers who serve indigent persons, in the employ of legal aid bureaus, indigent defense, or Legal Services Corporation funded organizations. To be eligible, nominees must be employed by an entity that receives government funding.

The Hodson Award recognizes sustained, outstanding performance or specific and extraordinary service by a government or public sector law office (individuals are not eligible for this award). Eligible nominees include offices at the federal, state, and local levels (including legal aid bureaus or public defender offices). To be eligible, nominees must receive funding from a government entity. Departments or units within offices are eligible.

The Nelson Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the American Bar Association by an individual government or public sector lawyer. The Division will consider an individual’s specific extraordinary accomplishments and/or sustained superior contributions to the ABA over a number of years.

Nominations are due Monday, April 6. Find information on how to submit a nomination for these Government & Public Sector Lawyers Divsion awards.