Don't Forget! 2018 Bar Annual Award Nominations Due March 9th

03/02/2018 - There are three Rhode Island Bar Association awards open for nomination in 2018. Nominations for all the awards are due no later than March 9, 2018.



1) 2018 RALPH P. SEMONOFF AWARD FOR PROFESSIONALISM

The Rhode Island Bar Association 2018 Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism is named for past Rhode Island Bar Association President Ralph P. Semonoff who championed the law as a high calling, justice as a defendable right, and public service as the beacon of a life's work. This award is presented at the Bar's Annual Meeting in June to an attorney who has, by his or her ethical and personal conduct, commitment, and activities, exemplified for fellow Rhode Island attorneys the epitome of professionalism in the law, advancing the calling of professional practice through leadership, high standards of integrity, commitment and dedication. The Award Committee is particularly interested in attorney actions most closely reflecting those of the award's namesake as detailed in the nomination criteria. All nominations are due no later than March 9, 2018. Postal mail or email nominations and/or direct questions to:

2018 Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism Committee
c/o
Kathleen M. Bridge
Rhode Island Bar Association
41 Sharpe Drive
Cranston, RI 02920
telephone: (401) 421-5740
email: kbridge@ribar.com




2) 2018 FLORENCE K. MURRAY AWARD
The Florence K. Murray Award is presented annually to a person who by example or otherwise has influenced women to pursue legal careers, opened doors for women attorneys, or advanced opportunities for women within the legal profession. The Award is named in honor of the first recipient, Hon. Florence K. Murray, who in a distinguished 56 years at the bar, pioneered the causes of women in the law as the first woman attorney elected to the Rhode Island Senate, the first woman Justice on the Superior Court, the first woman Presiding Justice of the Superior Court, and the first woman on the Rhode Island Supreme Court. The Award Committee is particularly interested in attorney actions most closely reflecting those of the award's namesake as detailed in the nomination criteria. All nominations are due no later than March 9, 2018. Postal mail or email nominations and/or direct questions to:

2018 Florence K. Murray Award Committee
c/o
Kathleen M. Bridge
Rhode Island Bar Association
41 Sharpe Drive
Cranston, RI 02920
telephone: (401) 421-5740
email: kbridge@ribar.com




3)  2018 VICTORIA M. ALMEIDA SERVANT LEADER AWARD

Named for its first recipient, Victoria M. Almeida, this Rhode Island Bar Association award is presented to an individual who demonstrates the principles and values of servant leadership and who is a beacon of light and hope to others by illuminating the path to greater justice for all. A servant leader is one who puts the needs of an organization or others before oneself. A servant leader has the innate quality of wanting to serve others and, for that reason, a servant leader takes the care to ensure the needs of others are met. The Award Committee is particularly interested in attorney actions most closely reflecting those of the award's namesake as detailed in the nomination criteria. All nominations are due no later than March 9, 2018. Postal mail or email nominations and/or direct questions to:

2018 Victoria M. Almeida Servant Leader Award Committee
c/o
Kathleen M. Bridge
Rhode Island Bar Association
41 Sharpe Drive
Cranston, RI 02920
telephone: (401) 421-5740
email: kbridge@ribar.com