Gambrell Professionalism Award Nominations Open

gambrell professionalism awardsSince 1991, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Professionalism has honored legal organizations who showcase excellence and innovation in professionalism programming.

The E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Awards were named after ABA and American Bar Foundation President E. Smythe Gambrell, an exemplary model of civility who is most commonly known for founding of the Legal Aid Society in Atlanta, Georgia back in the 1920s.

This year, three recipients will receive a $3,500 prize along with the title, which will be presented at the ABA Annual Meeting on August 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

Past recipients range from local and state bar associations to law schools to even pro bono/legal aid organizations all of which have established programs that have enhanced the role of civility in the legal profession. These programs have improved civility in the workplace through leadership, wellness, legal competency, and mentoring initiatives and trainings.

The 2016 Gambrell nomination forms go active on January 1, 2016, and will be accepted up until March 31st, 2016. Award recipients will be notified of their recognition in June.

For more information regarding the award and the nomination process, please contact Paul A. Haskins, Lead Counsel of the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism by phone at (312) 988-5175 or via email at

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Erika Kubik

Erika Kubik

Former Communications Specialist at Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Erika is the former Communications Specialist for the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. She successfully developed strategies to increase 2Civility’s social presence across channels. As a recent graduate of Bradley University, Erika received her Bachelor of Arts studying Public Relations and Social Media Marketing where her passion for writing and brand development took flight. Outside of the office, Erika works to develop her own personal brand as she takes on Chicago for the first time having grown up just outside of the Greater St. Louis area. Though she may not be accustomed to the deep dish pizza as a Celiac, she has found the Windy City to be quite accommodating to her active lifestyle as a runner and fitness fanatic.
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