This award is presented annually to an individual whose contributions have demonstrated the highest commitment to genuine professionalism and the highest standards of legal ethics. Entries are sought from those eligible that have demonstrated the good that can be accomplished by turning intellectual honesty, compassion, and practical skills in the practice of law.
The Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award Recipients:
|2001||William F. Womble, Esq.|
|2002||Hon. Robert B. Morgan|
|2003||Joseph W. Grier, Jr., Esq.|
|2004||Hon. Robinson O. Everett|
|2005||Hon. David M. Britt|
|2006||Julius L. Chambers, Esq.|
|2007||Elizabeth L. Quick, Esq.|
|2008||Hon. Wallace C. Harrelson
E. Fitzgerald Parnell, III, Esq.
William O. King, Esq.
Melvin F. Wright, Jr., Esq.
|2009||Roy W. Davis, Jr., Esq.|
|2010||Hon. Lillian B. Jordan|
|2011||Robert L. McMillan, Jr., Esq.|
|2012||James C. Drennan, Esq.|
|2013||Roger W. Smith, Sr., Esq.
Wade M. Smith, Esq.
|2014||Hon. Shirley L. Fulton|
|2015||Hon. Burley B. Mitchell, Jr.|
|2016||H. Grady Barnhill
Hon. Rhoda B. Billings
Hon. Henry E. Frye
|2017||Russell M. Robinson, II
Hon. Alyson K. Duncan
Hon. I. Beverly Lake, Jr.
F. Leary Davis
|2018||Allan B. Head
Hon. James G. Exum, Jr.
Hon. Sarah Parker
Hon. Robert F. Orr
Hon. Robert H. Edmunds
James T. Williams, Jr.
Ronald L. Gibson
Erna A. P. Womble
|2019||Hon. Patricia A. Timmons-Goodson
Hon. Frederick G. Lind
James E. Ferguson, II