Dallas Women Lawyers Association (DWLA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the organization’s 2019 Annual Awards Reception. Our honorees represent an outstanding group of legal and community leaders.
The prestigious Raggio Award is named for DWLA co-founder and Dallas legal pioneer Louise B. Raggio, who was the first female prosecutor in Dallas County history and who helped develop the Texas Family Code. Each year, the organization presents the Raggio Award to someone who has demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism while making significant contributions to the advancement of women attorneys. Other awards include Outstanding Corporate Counsel, Outstanding Female Lawyer, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Jurist, Rising Raggio and the James E. Coleman Jr. “Her Champion” award, which recognizes a man who has supported, encouraged, uplifted, mentored, and promoted the advancement and development of women in the legal profession.
This year we are pleased to rename our Her Champion Award to the James E. Coleman Jr. “Her Champion” award in honor of Jim Coleman, one of Dallas’ earliest and biggest champions for the development and advancement of women in the legal profession.
DWLA’s Awards will be presented at a reception at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Wednesday, October 30. More than 500 guests, including law firms, in-house counsel, and local judiciary are expected to attend.