Awards

Jennie Mitchell Kellogg Achievement Award

In 1999, KWAA presented the first Jennie Mitchell Kellogg Achievement Award.  The Award is named for the first woman admitted to the practice of law by the Supreme Court of Kansas. The Award is presented each year at the annual conference to a member who meets the following criteria: 

  1. The individual has achieved professional excellence in her field; 
  2. influenced other women to pursue legal careers; 
  3. opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to them; and
  4. advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession.

JMK Achievement Award Recipients:

1999  Hon. Christel E. Marquardt
2000  Linda Parks
2001  Hon. Marla Luckert
2002  Hon. Karen Humphreys
2003  No Award Given
2004  Lori Callahan
2005  Martha Hodgesmith
2006  Hon. Carol Beier
2007  Hon. Janice Russell
2008  Nancy Ogle
2009  Laura Ice
2010  Patricia Hamilton
2011  Carol Boorady
2012  Kellie Hogan
2013  Sally Shattuck
2014  Cathy Reeder
2015  Honorable Sally Pokorny
2016  Kathy Webb
2017  Deena Hyson Bailey

Carol Foreman Medal of Civility

In 2017, KWAA presented the first Carol Foreman Medal of Civility, named in memory of charter KWAA Member, Carol Foreman. The Carol Foreman Medal of Civility is reserved to recognize an individual who is a practicing lawyer or judge in Kansas. The recipient must have behaved and carried out the professional actions and duties as a lawyer or judge with civility, ethics, and respect to others at all times, such that the individual serves as an example of dignity and honor to our legal profession. Only one individual may be selected for this recognition each year. Though nominations may be submitted each year; this honor may not necessarily be awarded each year by KWAA. Rather, it shall only be given when the Committee has determined that of the nominations received, there is a truly worthy recipient who meets all of the criteria. Eligibility:

  1. The individual is a member of KWAA;
  2. The individual has consistently carried out the professional actions and duties as a lawyer or judge with civility, ethics, and respect to others at all times;
  3. The individual unequivocally serves as an example of dignity and honor to our legal profession; and,
  4. The individual must be present to accept the award at the annual conference.

 

Carol Forman Medal of Civility recipients:

2017  Mira Mdivani

 

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