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Governmental Relations Section Award


The Governmental Relations Section will present an annual award to one of its members for outstanding achievement in the field of government relations, for extraordinary services to colleagues in NABE and for distinguished leadership in the GR Section.



All members of the NABE-GR Section are eligible for nomination, with the exception of the current or immediate past chairs of the Section, and meet the following criteria:

  • Active membership in and contribution to the GR Section for at least four years in one or more of these capacities: council member, officer, program planner, speaker, and/or behind the scenes active member.
  • The development and/or execution of an effective government relations program for an individual bar association.
  • Demonstrated leadership, creativity, competence and commitment to the professional growth of bar government relations programs.

Selection Process

Any member of the section may nominate another eligible member for this award. The executive council chair shall designate an awards committee of at least three members, at least one of whom shall not be an executive council member. Where possible, one member of the committee shall be a past recipient of the award. The awards committee shall designate the award winner from the nominations received. The award may be bestowed on only one member each year, and the committee may elect not to make an award in any given year. The award shall be presented at the annual Governmental Relations Section Meeting, held in November.

Awards Committee

  • Lisa Roys, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Allan Ramsaur, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Ashley Kelm, State Bar of Texas

Nomination Form & Steps

Please check back for further information.


For information about the current Governmental Relations Section Award, please contact Lisa Roys,

National Association of Bar Executives
c/o ABA Division for Bar Services
321 N. Clark St., 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 988-5408