LEADERSHIP IN THE PROFESSION (PRIVATE PRACTICE)

This award will recognize and applaud a lawyer in private practice who has shown extraordinary leadership in one or more of several areas including: legal skills and capabilities, contribution to legal education and/or scholarship, mentoring of law students and junior lawyers, demonstrated leadership in law and diversity initiatives, and a commitment to being a positive role model for other lawyers.

LEADERSHIP IN THE PROFESSION (IN-HOUSE/GOVERNMENT)

This award will recognize and applaud a lawyer working as in-house counsel or in government who has shown extraordinary leadership in one or more of several areas including: legal skills and capabilities, contribution to legal education and/or scholarship, mentoring of law students and junior lawyers, demonstrated leadership in law and diversity initiatives, and a commitment to being a positive role model for other lawyers.

LEADERSHIP IN THE PROFESSION (BROADER ROLES)

This award will recognize and applaud a non-practicing lawyer who applies her skills as a leader in a non-practicing broader roles context (specifically not in a law firm, in-house or government environment covered by other award categories). This could include lawyers active in an academic setting, a non-profit group, an organization that governs or promotes the legal profession, or in any other position not covered by another Leadership in the Profession award, who has shown extraordinary leadership in one or more of several areas including: legal skills and capabilities, contribution to legal education and/or scholarship, mentoring of law students and junior lawyers, demonstrated leadership in law and diversity initiatives, and a commitment to being a positive role model for other lawyers.

TOMORROW’S LEADER

This award will recognize and applaud the accomplishments of a lawyer who was first called to the bar no more than 10 years prior to the date nominations close. The recipient of the award will have demonstrated significant growth, development and initiative throughout her first years of practice, and show great promise for superior legal capability and leadership potential through her actions and attitude.

LAW FIRM AWARD

The WILL Awards Law Firm Award is presented to a law firm in recognition of its leadership in fostering a supportive environment for women in law by fostering the inclusion of women lawyers, as demonstrated by its internal policies and procedures and how they are implemented. The firm supports women in the legal and business communities, is a leader in diversity and inclusion initiatives, and is a positive role model in fostering the inclusion of women lawyers at other firms.