Now Accepting 2019 Rhode Island Bar Award Nominations

02/07/2019 -
Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award
Joseph T. Houlihan Lifetime Mentor Award
Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger Judicial Excellence Award

All 2019 Award Nominations Are Due March 15, 2019


2019 Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award

This award recognizes Rhode Island attorneys who donate their time and legal expertise for charitable work. It is given to those whose efforts most closely reflect those of Rhode Island attorney Dorothy Lohmann. Ms. Lohmann devoted her entire professional life working to help the poor, volunteering her services at many human service organizations and advocating for laws and policies to relieve the suffering of the poor and disenfranchised. The Lohmann Award Committee is particularly interested in candidate actions most closely reflecting those of the award’s namesake as detailed in the nomination criteria and award entry form. All nominations are due no later than March 15, 2019. Please Note: Lohmann Award nominations are only accepted from representatives of organizations where Rhode Island attorneys have devoted a significant amount of their time and efforts on a strictly voluntary, non-paid basis. Postal mail or email nominations and/or direct questions to:

2019 Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award Committee
Kathleen M. Bridge
Rhode Island Bar Association
41 Sharpe Drive
Cranston, RI 02920
telephone: (401) 421-5740
email: kbridge@ribar.com



2019 Joseph T. Houlihan Lifetime Mentor Award
This award honors individuals who, like Attorney Joseph T. Houlihan, have, during their careers, consistently demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to successfully mentoring in the Rhode Island legal community.  The award recognizes an attorney who serves as a role model to other lawyers in Rhode Island, who has significantly contributed to the profession and/or the community and who, with their excellent counsel, have excelled as mentors and contributed to the ideals of ethics, civility, professionalism and legal skills. The Houlihan Award Committee is particularly interested in candidate actions most closely reflecting those of the award’s namesake as detailed in the nomination criteria. All nominations are due no later than March 15, 2019. Postal mail or email nominations and/or direct questions to:

2019 Joseph T. Houlihan Lifetime Mentor Award Committee
Kathleen M. Bridge
Rhode Island Bar Association
41 Sharpe Drive
Cranston, RI 02920
telephone: (401) 421-5740
email: kbridge@ribar.com



2019 Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger Judicial Excellence Award

This award, named in honor of its first recipient the late Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger, is presented to a judge of the Rhode Island State Courts or Federal District Court for exemplifying and encouraging the highest level of competence, integrity, judicial temperament, ethical conduct and professionalism. The Weisberger Award Committee is particularly interested in candidates whose actions most closely reflect those of the award’s namesake as detailed in the nomination criteria. All nominations are due no later than March 15, 2019. Postal mail or email nominations and/or direct questions to:

2019 Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger Judicial Excellence Award Committee
Kathleen M. Bridge
Rhode Island Bar Association
41 Sharpe Drive
Cranston, RI 02920
telephone: (401) 421-5740
email: kbridge@ribar.com