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2017 FAWL Annual Awards


FAWL's Annual Awards will be presented at the Annual Awards and Installation Gala on June 22 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Additionally, the prestigious Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented at the Henry T. Latimer Diversity & Inclusion Luncheon on Friday, June 23.


FAWL's Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award
 is
 awarded annually to a FAWL member who has:

  • demonstrated a commitment to the purpose and goals of FAWL;
  • excelled to outstanding career achievement that charts new territory in our profession;
  • helped to overcome traditional stereotypes associated with women by breaking barriers, molding a new reality and a new way of thinking about themselves, others and their place in the universe or has promoted the status of women within the profession;
  • advanced the status of women in the State of Florida; and
  • is an active, dues-paid member of FAWL.
2017 Recipient: Senator Kathleen C. Passidomo; Florida 28th District; Member, Collier Chapter


FAWL's Jurist of the Year Award
was established in 2015.  The Jurist of the Year Award is an annual award that seeks to give recognition and acknowledgment to jurists, either State or Federal, who have consistently, fearlessly, and impartially promoted the rule of law respecting the equal rights of all who come before him or her.  The award should be viewed as recognition of a distinguished career on the bench, as well as contributions to the community and the practice of law.

2017 Recipient: Hon. Jacqueline Hogan Scola; State of Florida Eleventh Judicial Circuit; Member, Miami-Dade Chapter


The Outstanding Chapter Award
was established in 2008. This award is presented annually to the FAWL chapter that has most effectively:

  • created new programs, events or services and/or expanded on traditional programs, events or services that further FAWL's mission;
  • provided programs, events or services that encourage and assist members to become leaders in the profession and in the community as a whole;
  • sought and gained exposure and recognition in both the legal community and the community as a whole;
  • promoted diversity in the workplace, the practice of law and/or in the community;
  • successfully recruited and retained members; and
  • consistently participated in the state FAWL organization by paying dues in a timely manner, having an active chapter representative, attending meetings and functions, encouraging volunteers for committees and offices, working well with other local chapters, and assisting with FAWL projects.

2017 Recipient: Lee


Outstanding Student Chapter Award
 
was established in 2014. This award is presented annually to the FAWL student chapter that has most effectively

  • created new programs, events, or services and/or expanded on traditional programs, events or services that further FAWL's mission;
  • provided programs, events or services that encourage and assist members to become leaders in the law school and in the community;
  • sought and gained exposure and recognition in both the law school community and the community as a whole;
  • promoted diversity in law school and/or in the community; (5) successfully recruited new members; and
  • consistently participated in the State FAWL organization by paying dues in a timely manner, having an active chapter representative, attending meetings and functions, encouraging volunteers for committees and offices, working well with other local chapters, and assisting with FAWL projects.
2017 Recipient: Stetson

The Outstanding Member Program Award was established in 2007. The award is presented annually to the FAWL chapter that has presented an outstanding program to its members that is (1) educational, in an area of substantive or procedural law, and/or benefits women lawyers in updating, marketing, diversifying and/or improving their business or practice, teaches leadership skills or provides a pathway to obtaining positions of leadership and/or reminds and teaches lawyers about their ethical and professional responsibilities; (2) reflective of FAWL's mission; (3) easily recreated by other chapters; and (4) has quality supporting materials.

2017 Recipient: Brevard, "Women's History Program"


Outstanding Public Service Award
was established in 2012. This award is presented annually to the FAWL chapter that has presented an outstanding program that is: (1) beneficial and/or educational to a non-legal segment of the community, the community at large; or a specific charitable organization or cause; (2) reflective of FAWL's mission, and (3) easily recreated by other chapters.

2017 Recipient: Miami-Dade, "Foster Youth Day"


Membership Recruitment Award
is bestowed upon
a chapter in each of the three categories (small, medium, and large) that has the highest percentage of new members, but membership retention is also a factor that is strongly considered. Members are considered new if they joined FAWL for the first time from March 1, 2016 – March 16, 2017, and were not a prior member within the past three years, or since March 16, 2014. Objective award calculated by individual chapters based on their records as of March 16, 2017. Category size is based on the total number of members as of February 28, 2016, as determined by FAWL: small (1–100), medium (101–250) and large (251–400+).

2017 Recipients:
  • Small Chapter: Lee
  • Medium Chapter: Jacksonville
  • Large Chapter: Miami-Dade

Leaders in the Law Nominated by FAWL chapters, these outstanding women have made significant impacts in their communities.  This recognition is intended to promote women who are not necessarily at the pinnacle of their career, but who have nonetheless made meaningful contributions in their communities through their legal service or volunteer activities and who have provided a positive role model for FAWL members.  The number of Leader in the Law Awards is based on the size of the nominating chapter.

2017 Recipients

Brevard
Diane C. Baccus Horsley
 
Broward
Jennifer C. Erdelyi
Stacy Michelle Schwartz
 
Central Florida
Lorraine Naomi Pitre
Lauren Lynn Millcarek
Annie Po Lam Kwong
 
Collier
Rachael Spring Loukonen
Starling Newcomb Hendriks
 
Hillsborough
Amy Lee Bandow                                    
Jenay Eunice Iurato
Vivian Cortes Hodz
 
Jacksonville
Cynthia Kay Trimmer
Imani A. Boykin
 
Lee
Kristie Ann Scott
 
Miami-Dade
Ana Maria Cristina Perez Soto
Julissa Rodriguez
Jennifer Viciedo Ruiz
 
Okaloosa
Ginger Barry Boyd
 
Pasco
Teresa S. Fitzpatrick
 
Palm Beach
Amanda Romfh Jesteadt
Heather Greenhill Stohlman
 
Pinellas
Elise Katherine Winters
Elizabeth Cheney Barnes
 
Sarasota
Michelle Regina Stephan
 
South Palm Beach
Tammy B. Saltzman
 
Volusia
Jeri Ostuw Delgado
 
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