Bar Association 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.

2017 JOSEPH T. HOULIHAN LIFETIME MENTOR AWARD*
-Criteria and Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners

2017 CHIEF JUSTICE JOSEPH R. WEISBERGER JUDICIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD*

-Criteria and Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners

2017 DOROTHY LOHMANN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD*

-Criteria and Nomination Information & Form
-Past Award Winners

2016 RALPH P. SEMONOFF AWARD FOR PROFESSIONALISM
(this award is not open for nominations in 2017)
-Criteria & Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners

2016 FLORENCE K. MURRAY AWARD (this award is not open for nominations in 2017)
-Criteria & Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners

2016 VICTORIA M. ALMEIDA SERVANT LEADER AWARD (this award is not open for nominations in 2017)
-Criteria & Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners

*Please note that these awards with an asterisk next to them are NOT up for nominations in 2017. 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
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.

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