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We are now accepting nominations for DWLA’s 2016 Awards Reception for the following categories:

The DWLA Louise B. Raggio Award: (nominate)
This award was established in 1992 in honor of Louise Raggio, one of the founders of the DWLA who graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1952 and was a mentor and champion of women lawyers in Dallas. The DWLA Louise B. Raggio Award recognizes a person demonstrating the highest level of professionalism and who has contributed significantly to the advancement of women attorneys. The recipient may be a female or male attorney who has been practicing law for at least ten (10) years in the DFW area.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Two letters of nomination that describe the attorney’s (1) outstanding legal proficiency and the highest level of professional ethics; and (2) contributions to the advancement of women attorneys; and
  2. Any other documentation that reflects the attorney’s (1) outstanding legal proficiency and the highest level of professional ethics; and (2) contributions to the advancement of women attorneys.

The DWLA Outstanding Female Corporate Counselor Award: (nominate)
DWLA has established the “Outstanding Female Corporate Counselor” Award to recognize an outstanding female lawyer in the DFW area who has worked inside a corporate legal department for a minimum of five (5) years.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Two letters of nomination on behalf of the attorney that describe the attorney’s significant professional accomplishments and provide examples of her contributions to her corporate employer; and
  2. A resume of the attorney.

The DWLA Outstanding Female Partner Awards: (nominate)
DWLA has established the “Outstanding Female Partner” awards to recognize two outstanding female partners in private practice. An award will be given to a female partner in a mid to large law firm (25 or more attorneys) and a female partner in a small firm or solo practitioner (fewer than 25 attorneys) in the DFW area.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Two letters of nomination on behalf of the attorney that describe the attorney’s significant professional accomplishments and provide examples of her mentoring in the community and/or her firm; and
  2. A resume of the attorney.

The DWLA Rising Raggio Award:  (nominate)
DWLA has established the “Rising Raggio” Award to recognize an outstanding female lawyer who has been practicing for less than six (6) years as of June 1st and who has had significant professional accomplishments and acted as a leader in the Dallas community and/or her firm.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Two letters of nomination on behalf of the attorney that describe the attorney’s significant professional accomplishments and examples of leadership in the community and/or her firm;
  2. A resume of the attorney; and
  3. Date of the attorney’s admission to the Bar.

You can submit your nominations HERE, or you can mail it to:

DWLA
P.O. Box 700353
Dallas, TX 75370

Deadline for nominations is JUNE 17th.

The awards will be presented at our Annual Awards Reception on Wednesday, October 19th.

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS HERE

2016 DWLA Nomination Form