The D.C. Bar is calling for nominations for its 2014 Beatrice Rosenberg Award for Excellence in Government Service and its 2014 Thurgood Marshall Award. Both awards will be presented in the spring at the Celebration of Leadership: The D.C. Bar Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting.
The Rosenberg Award is presented annually to a D.C. Bar member whose career exemplifies the highest order of public service. The Bar established the award in honor of Beatrice “Bea” Rosenberg, who dedicated 35 years of her career to government service and performed with distinction at the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She also served as a member of the Board on Professional Responsibility.
In keeping with the exceptional accomplishments of Ms. Rosenberg, nominees should have demonstrated outstanding professional judgment throughout long-term government careers, worked intentionally to share their expertise as mentors to younger government lawyers, and devoted significant personal energies to public or community service. Nominees must be current or former employees of any local, state, or federal government agency.
The Bar established the Thurgood Marshall Award in 1993, which is presented biennially and alternates with the presentation of the William J. Brennan Jr. Award. Candidates for the Marshall Award must be members of the D.C. Bar who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in the pursuit of equal justice and equal opportunity for all Americans.
Nominations for both the 2014 Rosenberg and Marshall awards may be submitted electronically by e-mail attachment to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, respectively, or in a hard-copy format to Katherine A. Mazzaferri, Chief Executive Officer, District of Columbia Bar, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005. Electronic submissions are encouraged.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 24.