Consistent with the example set by Chief Judge Wagner, candidates for this award have made extraordinary community and public service contributions. It is designed to recognize an individual who has taken risks, the benefits of which provide significant contributions to the advancement of others in the legal profession. This award recognizes an individual whose character places him/her in a position of leadership.
This year’s award will be given at our annual Gala on December 2, 2017.
THE HONORABLE DAMON J. KEITH
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
CONGRESSWOMAN ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON
ELLEN M. JAKOVIC
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
THE HONORABLE NORMAN Y. MINETA
JUDGE GERALD BRUCE LEE
United States District Court – Eastern District of Virginia
KAREN M. LOCKWOOD
The Lockwood Group, LLC
JOHN A. PAYTON, JR.
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
VETA T. RICHARDSON
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
SHIRLEY ANN HIGUCHI
American Psychological Association
SHIREEN K. LEWIS, J.D.,PhD