Allies for Justice Awards

Each year, the National LGBT Bar Association honors legal professionals who, in their position of leadership, have allied with the LGBT community and have made noteworthy contributions to the struggle for civil rights and equality before the law.

 

Previous Allies for Justice Awardees:

  • 2015 | ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

    Jack L. Rives, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, American Bar Association

  • 2014 | Business Legal Conference, London, England

    Alderman Fiona Wolff, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna

  • 2014 | ABA Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts

    Ally in Government: Martha Coakley, Attorney General of Massachusetts

    Ally in the ABA: James Silkenat, President, American Bar Association

    Ally in Small Practice: Judith Sperling-Newton, Director, AAARTA

    Ally in the Academy: Laurence Tribe, Professor, Harvard Law School

  • 2013 | ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

    Todd Solomon, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

    Rosie Hidalgo, Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza

  • 2012 | ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

    Laurie Hasencamp, interim executive director, Equality California

  • 2011 | ABA Annual Meeting, Ontario, Canada

    Frederick J. Krebs, president of the Association of Corporate Counsel

    Robert J. Grey, Jr., executive director at the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

  • 2010 | ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

    Wayne Watts, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, AT&T

    Llewelyn G. Pritchard, Partner, Helsell Fetterman LLP

  • 2009 | ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

    Gary Kennedy, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, American Airlines

  • 2008 | ABA Annual Meeting, New York City, New York

    Veta T. Richardson, Executive Director, Minority Corporate Counsel Association

    Hon. Deval Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • 2007 | ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

    Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco

    William H. Neukom, President, American Bar Association

  • 2006 | ABA Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawai’i

    Honorable Steven H. Levinson, Associate Justice, Hawai’i Supreme Court

  • 2005 | ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

    Harold Hongju Koh
    Dean, Yale University Law School

  • 2004 | ABA Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

    Hon. John Lewis
    Congress member, Georgia

  • 2003 | ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

    Chris Zawisza
    ACLU Attorney

  • 2002 | ABA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

    Hon. Charles Robb
    Senator, Virginia

  • 2001 | ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

    James Rogers
    Boston College Law School

  • 2000 | ABA Annual Meeting, New York, New York

    Hon. Parris N. Glendening
    Governor, Maryland

  • 1999 | ABA Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

    Hon. William Campbell
    Mayor, Atlanta

    Richard J. Podell
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Judy Perry Martinez
    New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1998 | ABA Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Hon. Dennis W. Archer
    Mayor, Detroit; Former Chair of the House of Delegates, American Bar Association

  • 1997 | ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

    Drucilla Stender Ramey
    Executive Director and General Counsel, Bar Association of San Francisco

  • 1996 | ABA Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida

    Herma Hill Kay
    Dean, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

    Laurence Tribe
    Professor of Law, Harvard University Law School

  • 1995 | ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

    Hon. Bernice B. Donald
    Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

    Norman Redlich
    Former Dean, New York University School of Law; Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, New York, NY

    John J. Curtin, Jr.
    Former American Bar Association President; Bingham, Dana & Gould, Boston, MA

  • 1994 | ABA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana

    William L. Robinson
    Dean, DC School of Law; Delegate to American Bar Association House of Delegates

    John H. Pickering
    Founder, Counsel to Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington DC; Delegate to American Bar Association House of Delegates

    Sara-Ann Determan
    Partner, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, DC; Former Chair, Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities, American Bar Association

    Chesterfield H. Smith
    Partner, Holland & Knight, Miami, FL; Former American Bar Association President

  • 1993 | ABA Annual Meeting, New York, New York

    Brooksley E. Born
    Partner, Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC

    Alexander D. Forger, Jr.
    Partner, Millbank, Tweed, New York, NY

    Elaine R. Jones
    Executive Director of NAACP Legal Defense Fund

    William O. Whitehurst
    Texas Bar Association President;

    George E. Bushnell, Jr.
    Detroit, Michigan; President of ABA

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