Nomination Process

Individual Nominations

Members of the legal profession are nominated by a single nominator. Nominators must be members of the legal profession practicing in Alberta.

All nomination packages received should include:

  • A statement from the nominator detailing why the candidate is worthy of the award. The nominator must be someone other than the candidate.
  • A curriculum vitae of the nominee outlining the nominee’s background, career and any activities that qualify her for nomination in one of the six categories.
  • Two letters of support for the nominee from someone other than the nominator.
  • Members of the judiciary are not eligible for nomination in any category.

All nominations received in one year and not selected for an award in that year will automatically be considered again in the following year, providing the nominee continues to meet eligibility criteria.

Nominators who are nominating as a member of the legal profession in multiple categories must complete a separate nomination form for each category and provide separate copies of the curriculum vitae and letters of support for each category.

Law Firm Nominations

All nomination packages received should include:

  • A cover letter describing how the law firm has demonstrated its commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for female lawyers in its operations in Alberta with supporting evidence (i.e. copies of policies, examples of their implementation, statistics of the number and percentage of women partners, counsel, associates and students, and the roles undertaken by the firm in the community). The law firm may nominate itself. See nomination package for full details.
  • Letters of support from references (maximum three letters).

All nominations received in one year and not selected for the award in that year will automatically be considered again in the following year, providing the nominee continues to meet eligibility criteria.