ANNICE M. WAGNER PIONEER AWARD

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.

Past Recipients

THE HONORABLE DAMON J. KEITH
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
2016-2017

CONGRESSWOMAN ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON
2015-2016

ELLEN M. JAKOVIC
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2014-2015

A.J. KRAMER
2013-2014

ANGELA CICCOLO
2012-2013

THE HONORABLE NORMAN Y. MINETA
2011-2012

JUDGE GERALD BRUCE LEE
United States District Court – Eastern District of Virginia
2010-2011

KAREN M. LOCKWOOD
The Lockwood Group, LLC
2009-2010

JOHN A. PAYTON, JR.
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
in abstentia
2008-2009

VETA T. RICHARDSON
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
2007-2008

SHIRLEY ANN HIGUCHI
American Psychological Association
2006-2007

SHIREEN K. LEWIS, J.D.,PhD
EduSeed
2005-2006