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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