Bar Annual Awards

The Rhode Island Bar Association presents several annual, and biannual, awards to recognize, honor, and reward the outstanding efforts and contributions of Bar and Bench members. Please click on the links below for more information on nomination criteria, and to find out how you can help to acknowledge the accomplishments of your distinguished colleagues.

RALPH P. SEMONOFF AWARD FOR PROFESSIONALISM
-Criteria & Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners

FLORENCE K. MURRAY AWARD
-Criteria & Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners

VICTORIA M. ALMEIDA SERVANT LEADER AWARD
-Criteria & Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners

JOSEPH T. HOULIHAN LIFETIME MENTOR AWARD*
-Criteria
-Past Award Winners

CHIEF JUSTICE JOSEPH R. WEISBERGER JUDICIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD*
-Criteria
-Past Award Winners

DOROTHY LOHMANN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD*
-Criteria
-Past Award Winners

*Please note that these awards with an asterisk next to them are NOT up for nominations in 2014. In 2012, the Bar instituted an every other year schedule for six of what had been annual awards, creating a nomination process for the awards on alternating years.


Public Services Awards


PRO BONO PUBLICO AWARD
-Criteria
-Past Award Winners

CONTINUING SERVICE AWARD
-Criteria
-Past Award Winners


Other Awards


RHODE ISLAND BAR JOURNAL LAUREN E. JONES WRITING AWARD
-Criteria
-Past Award Winners

The Public Services and Bar Journal awards are not open for nomination by the general membership, as the winners are chosen by a selected group.