The Association of Women Attorneys, or AWA, Foundation in Houston is seeking nominations for its Premier Woman in the Law and Rising Star awards for 2020.

The Premier Woman in the Law award and Rising Star award are presented to women attorneys who have contributed to Houston’s legal community through their professional achievement and community involvement and by actively seeking to advance other women in the law.

Reward requirements for nominees are:

• Must practice in Houston or have strong professional links to the Houston legal community;
• Should demonstrate outstanding professional achievement and success in their practice area through a record of advocacy on behalf of clients, causes, and/or organizations; and
• Should demonstrate a commitment to promoting women in the legal profession, including creating opportunities to advance women lawyers; actively hiring, seeking to retain, promote, and mentor women attorneys; and/or involvement in professional or community activities that promote women in the legal profession.

Rising Star nominees must be within the first 10 years of practice to be eligible.

Nominations are being accepted through 5 p.m. CST on September 27, 2019.

For more information on nominations, go to the nomination page.

Award recipients will be honored at the AWA Foundation annual luncheon on March 26, 2020.

For more information on the AWA Foundation, go to