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Presidents' Award


Recognizes lawyers for a lifelong commitment to community service in the highest ideals of citizenship.

To Submit a Nomination

Use the Online Nomination Form

Criteria

  • active commitment to community
  • service high moral and spiritual standards
  • concern for the social and cultural well-being of all citizens of New Orleans

Eligibility

  • membership in New Orleans Bar Association
  • actively engaged in the practice of law
  • lawyers holding or seeking elective office are ineligible
  • previous recipients are ineligible

Nominations Deadline

April 30th of each year. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year’s award.

Award Presentation

Date: mid-July of each year

Previous Recipients

  • Harry Rosenberg, 2013
  • Leon J. Reymond, Jr., 2012
  • Harry S. Hardin, III, 2011
  • Mark C. Surprenant, 2010
  • Walter J. Leger, Jr., 2009
  • Kim M. Boyle, 2007
  • Evangeline M. Vavrick, 2006
  • Philip deV. Claverie, Sr., 2005
  • Donna D. Fraiche, 2004
  • Wayne J. Lee, 2003
  • Robert B. Acomb, Jr., 2002
  • Gene W. Lafitte, 2001
  • Herschel L. Abbott, Jr., 2000
  • George Denegre, 1999
  • David Conroy, 1998
  • Donald W. Doyle, 1997
  • Jack C. Benjamin, Sr., 1996
  • Arthur J. Waechter, Jr., 1995
  • Moise S. Steeg, Jr., 1994
  • Harry B. Kelleher, 1993
  • Walter M. Barnett, 1992
  • Moise W. Dennery, 1991