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The 2016 Awards

The Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession

  • Rita Dermody, retired from Public Law Library of King County

Law Library Advocate Award

  • Honorable Vince Ryan, Harris County Attorney

Connie E. Bolden Publications Award

  • Joel Fishman for his series of indexes, including: The Index to J. of Supreme Court History (1976-2015), The Index to the PA Bar Association Quarterly (1929-2015), Index to the PA Family Lawyer (1980-2014) and The Bibliography of Library History (2000-2013).

Professional Publication Award

  • James Durham & Steven Anderson for “A Safe Haven”, AALL Spectrum, March 2015
  • Bonnie Shucha for "Engaging the Third Sovereign: The Nature, Reach, and Sources of Tribal Law," Wisconsin Lawyer May 2015

See the Government Law Libraries Awards Committee for information on the awards committee, reports, and nomination forms.