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March 5, 2014 Wednesday 8:48 AM EST
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IBA Women Lawyers' Interest Group Places Last Call for Nominations for 2014 Award
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The International Bar Association issued the following news release:

The International Bar Association (http://www.ibanet.org/) (IBA) Women Lawyers' Interest Group (http://www.ibanet.org/PPID/Constituent/Women_Lawyers_Interest_Group/Default.aspx) is placing a last call for nominations for the 2014 Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award which will be presented at the 6th World Women Lawyers' Conference in Paris from 8-9 May 2014.

The Award is given in recognition of a nominee who, in addition to achieving professional excellence in her field, has

- influenced other women to pursue careers in law; and/or

- opened doors for women lawyers historically closed to them; and/or

- advanced opportunities for women within a specific practice area or segment of the legal profession.

The judging panel for the Award includes Dianna Kempe QC JP, Honorary Life Member of the IBA; Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, past Chair of the Women Lawyers' Interest Group; and Gabrielle H Williamson JD, Chair of the Section on Public and Professional Interest who commented, 'It is always an honour to meet other women lawyers committed to the advancement of women in law. The IBA's Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award provides the perfect opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the lawyers among us who have made a significant contribution towards the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and I look forward to reading the submitted nominations depicting their achievements. Review of these nominations is always an inspiration.'

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 16 March 2014. The application form and further information can be downloaded from the IBA website here.


The IBA Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award is given biennially and is generously sponsored by LexisNexis and includes a US$5,000 donation to a charity of the winner's choice.

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