In June, the Wisconsin Law Journal will honor outstanding achievement by the top women in the practice of law. We’re looking for those who, by achieving success, have also paved the way for success for other women in the law.
An event honoring Wisconsin’s Women in the Law will be held June 12, 2014 at The Pfister in Milwaukee. Those chosen for this honor will also be featured in a special Wisconsin Law Journal publication.
Consideration will be based on the following criteria:
(Please note, a DETAILED description of why the nominee should be chosen is REQUIRED. A description of less than 150 words will not be accepted.)
1. Women attorneys who have achieved excellence in their respective fields and have influenced other women to pursue legal careers
2. Candidates who have opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to women
3. Those that have advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession
4. And those who have otherwise served their profession or community in a manner that has benefited the legal profession
NOMINATION DEADLINE: March 14, 2014
Women in the Law 2013
In front of several hundred of her peers, Assistant Attorney General Sally Wellman was honored Tuesday night as Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2013 Woman of the Year.
The award capped off the evening’s 2013 Women in the Law awards, an annual event hosted by the Wisconsin Law Journal with help from presenting sponsor Associated Bank. Twenty-seven outstanding female members of the state’s legal community were honored at the event, which was attended by more than 350 people at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel.
Honorees were selected from more than 50 peer-submitted nominations. See below for a full list of this year’s winners.
The Woman of the Year distinction is made by the Association for Women Lawyers, Wisconsin Law Journal’s event partner in the annual awards.
In choosing her for the honor, the group’s board noted Wellman’s significant caseload and dedication to mentoring prosecutors in Wisconsin and across the country.
“Sally has made a huge footprint on the legal profession in Wisconsin,” the group said. “To say that she has handled significant cases would be a serious understatement. Sally’s work has changed the landscape of criminal law in the state of Wisconsin.”
Also receiving special honors at the event was Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Jean DiMotto, a recently retired Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge.