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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

The New Orleans Bar Association is thrilled to announce the recipient of this year's Presidents' Award.  Russ M. Herman, partner at Herman, Herman & Katz, will be recognized at this year's Presidents' Award ceremony. 

Previous Recipients

  • Russ M. Herman, 2014
  • 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