November 03, 2020

Standing Committee on Gavel Awards

All Gavel Award entries are first reviewed by an approximately 50-person screening committee. Screeners include lawyers, judges, journalists, scholars, and other volunteers.  The Standing Committee on Gavel Awards is comprised of presidentially-appointed ABA members, and includes lawyers, journalists, and other members of the media. They convene annually to evaluate entries and select winners.

CHAIR

Sharon Stern Gerstman
Buffalo, NY

Hon. Nannette A. Baker
Saint Louis, MO

Stephen E. Chappelear
Columbus, OH

Justin Driver
New Haven, CT

Jonathan L. Entin
Cleveland, OH

Thomas A. Forbes
Austin, TX

William Freivogel
Kirkwood, MO

Patricia Garcia
New Orleans, LA

Sidney Kanazawa
Los Angeles, CA

Carla Laroche
Tallahassee, FL

Harold A. Lloyd
Winston Salem, NC

Ingrid Suarez Osborn
Jacksonville, FL

Thomas Hoff Prol
Newark, NJ

Virginia Sloan
Washington, DC

Daiquiri Steele
New Orleans, LA

Julie Strandlie
Alexandria, VA

Al-Amyn S. Sumar
Washington, DC

Lisa Michelle Tatum
San Antonio, TX

BOARD OF GOVERNORS LIAISON

Stephen J. Wermiel
Washington, DC