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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.

 

2023 DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION TRAILBLAZER AWARD NEW!
-Criteria and Nomination Information & Form

2023 HOLLY HITCHCOCK AWARD FOR NON-ATTORNEY LEGAL PROFESSIONALS NEW!
-Criteria and Nomination Information & Form

2023 JOSEPH T. HOULIHAN LIFETIME MENTOR AWARD
-Criteria and Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners

2023 CHIEF JUSTICE JOSEPH R. WEISBERGER JUDICIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
-Criteria and Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners

2023 DOROTHY LOHMANN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
-Criteria and Nomination Information & Form
-Past Award Winners

2024 RALPH P. SEMONOFF AWARD FOR PROFESSIONALISM*
-Criteria & Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners

2024 FLORENCE K. MURRAY AWARD*
-Criteria & Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners

2024 VICTORIA M. ALMEIDA SERVANT LEADER AWARD*
-Criteria & Nomination Information
-Past Award Winners
 

*Please note that these awards with an asterisk next to them are NOT up for nominations in 2023.
 


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