Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award

The Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, established by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession in 1991, recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and have paved the way to success for other women lawyers.

Call for Nominations for the
2018 Margaret Brent Awards

Deadline for Nominations -
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM Central Time

The 2018 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards will be presented on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Chicago during the ABA Annual Meeting.

Nomination Criteria and Application Requirements

Complete and Submit the Online Nomination Form

Thank You to Our Generous 2017 Supporters

2017 Commemorative Program and Tribute Book


Previous Award Recipients

Honorees receiving the Margaret Brent Award have achieved professional excellence in their field and

  • influenced other woman to pursue legal careers,
  • opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to them, and/or
  • advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession.

 View the list of distinguished award recipients