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2022 Award Winners

Congratulations to all our 2022 award winners! As a reminder, the 2022 Annual Meeting is back in-person at the Providence Convention Center and we will be presenting the awards at the Awards Reception on Thursday, June 23rd. 

Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism
Presented 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. 
Michael R. McElroy, Esq.

Victoria M. Almeida Servant Leader Award
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, takes the care to ensure the needs of others are met.
Honorable Linda Rekas Sloan

Florence K. Murray Award
Presented 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.
Honorable Susan E. McGuirl

2022 Pro Bono Awards
Since 1987, Pro Bono Awards have recognized the outstanding efforts of those who provide equal access to justice to the poor through a Rhode Island Bar Association pro bono program. Recipients demonstrate dedication to the administration of justice, professionalism, compassion, and commitment to public service.

Pro Bono Publico
Tracy Loignon, Esq. and John Simonian, Esq.


Continuing Service Award
Timothy J. Robenhymer, Esq.


The name of the winner of our 2022 Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones Writing Award will be announced in June.

Congratulations to all the winners on their exceptional achievements!