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SABA Lifetime Achievement Award (Joe Frazier Brown Sr. Award of Excellence)

Recognizes an attorney who exemplifies all that is good about the legal profession. He or she should demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, exceptional skills as a counselor and advocate and such personal attributes as honor, integrity, service and intelligence. He or she should be a model of the Texas Lawyer's Creed and an inspiration for others in serving clients and fulfilling their responsibility to the legal system. Click here for a full list of previous recipients.

 

Previous 5 Winners

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Tommy Smith
2020

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Emerson "Buddy" Banack
2019

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Dan Webster
2018

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Van G. Hiley
2017

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Gerald H. Goldstein
2016

 

 

SABF Outstanding Lawyer in Community Service (Carolyn Thurmond Award)

Recognizes a lawyer who has demonstrated outstanding service to our community. Click here for a full list of previous recipients.

 

Previous 5 Winners

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Tim Patton
2019

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Cary Barton
2018

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Hon. Larry Noll
2017

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Sarah Donaldson
2016

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C. Lee Cusenbary
2015

 

 

SABF Peacemaker

Recognizes an individual or entity who has promoted non-violent resolutions to community conflicts. Awarded at the discretion of the SA Bar Foundation Board. Click here for a full list of previous recipients.

 

Previous 5 Winners

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Shannon Sedgewick Davis
2019

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RAICES
2018

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James W. "Jimmy" Carter
2017

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Gordon Hartman
2016

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Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller
2015

 

 

SAYLA Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Recognizes one young lawyer who has demonstrated professional proficiency, service to the profession and service to the community and is 36 years or younger as of June 1, 2021 OR initially licensed within 60 months prior to June 1, 2021. Click here for a list of previous recipients.

 

SAYLA Liberty Bell Award

Recognizes one outstanding non-lawyer who has made the most selfless contribution to his or her community to strengthen the effectiveness of the American system of Justice by instilling better understanding and appreciation of the law. Click here for a list of previous recipients.

 

SAYLA Outstanding Mentor Award

Recognizes one attorney who serves as a role model and consistently demonstrated a commitment to mentoring younger lawyers in his or her legal community. Click here for a list of previous recipients.