posted on September 28, 2009 15:23
The American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic Violence awarded Professor Joan Meier its inaugural Sharon Corbitt Award "honoring exemplary legal service to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking."
The ABA created this award in 2008 to recognize service by lawyers from all areas of practice, including non-profits, large firms, solo practitioners, corporate counsel, and judges who demonstrate exceptional service to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking, in the spirit of Sharon Corbitt. Sharon was an active member of the American Bar Association for 25 years, serving as a member of the Commission on Domestic Violence from 2002-2005 after completing her term as Chair of the Family Law Section. In honor of her exemplary professional and personal contributions to victims of domestic violence throughout her career, this award recognizes a lawyer each year who embodies her spirit and dedication.
Professor Meier is a Professor of Clinical Law and director of the GW Domestic Violence Project and the director of the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project.
To honor Professor Meier's achievement, the commission hosted a reception at the ABA’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, generously co-sponsored by the law firm Jenner and Block.