Woman of the Year
■ Doreen Dodson, partner with The Stolar Partnership in St. Louis
Awarded to women law students at area law schools who demonstrate leadership, professionalism and a passion for making a difference in the justice system or the legal profession.
Rising Star Awards
Awarded to women lawyers 40 or under or within the first 10 years of practice who have already made a difference in the justice system or the profession and who appear on a path toward even greater accomplishment.
■ Ashley Baird, associate at Dollar, Burns & Becker
■ Ginger Gooch, partner at Husch Blackwell
■ Amy Hoch Hogenson, principal at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal
■ Tracey Martin, president of the Jasper County Bar Association
■ Christallyn McCloud, corporate counsel for Sigma-Aldrich
■ Kelly McCambridge, attorney and mediator for Holman Schiavone
Legal Scholar Awards
Awarded to women faculty members or administrators at area law schools who make a difference through their research or scholarship, or through teaching and inspiring others.
■ Carli Conklin, University of Missouri-Columbia
■ Elizabeth Pendo, Saint Louis University
■ Ann Davis Shields, Washington University
■ Wanda Temm, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Generally, though not necessarily, awarded to women non-lawyers.
■ Roseann Bentley, Greene County commissioner
■ Sister Berta Sailer, co-founder of Operation Breakthrough
■ Rabbi Susan Talve of the Central Reform Congregation of St. Louis
Awarded to women in a business setting, be they entrepreneurs, executives, corporate counsel or other business professionals, who contribute to the improvement of the justice system.
■ Ruth Kim, general counsel at Fleishman Hillard
■ Randa Rawlins, general counsel at Shelter Insurance
■ Sally Surridge, general counsel at Children’s Mercy Hospitals
Litigation Practitioner Awards
Awarded to women trial practitioners who work to improve the quality of justice or contribute to the betterment of the profession.
■ Sarah Hellmann, partner at Husch Blackwell
■ Susan Jensen, partner at Pratt Fossard & Jensen
■ Nancy Kenner, partner at Kenner Schmitt Nygaard
Business Practitioner Awards
Awarded to women business practitioners who work to improve the quality of the justice system.
■ Suzanne Bocell Bradley, an attorney at Polsinelli Shughart in St. Joseph
■ Joan Killgore, a shareholder at Polsinelli Shughart in St. Louis
Public Official Awards
Awarded to women judges and other public officials for their outstanding public service.
■ Judge Nanette Laughrey, U.S. district judge in Jefferson City
■ Judge Mary Sheffield, circuit judge, 25th Judicial Circuit
■ Judge Ellen Levy Siwak, circuit judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit
Public Service Practitioner Awards
Awarded to women government and non-profit lawyers for their noteworthy accomplishments in the public sector.
■ Susan Alverson, managing attorney of the Housing Unit at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
■ Michelle Nahon Moulder, assistant defender in the Federal Public Defender’s Office
■ Sherri Wattenbarger, trial attorney in the Office of the U.S. Trustee for the U.S. Department of Justice