As a means of bringing the “transformation” element of our mission into reality, OWLS bestows several awards throughout the year.
The Roberts and Deiz Award(s). Starting in 2018, OWLS restructured the Justice Betty Roberts Award and the Judge Mercedes Deiz Award into one* award(s) recognizing one or more individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to promoting women and minorities in the legal profession. *The award may given to multiple people in a year.
The Justice Betty Roberts Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting women in the legal profession and in the community.
The Judge Mercedes Deiz Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting minorities in the legal profession and in the community.
The Workplace Leader Award recognizes legal employers who actively promote a healthy work/life balance, maintain a diverse workforce, and maximize opportunities for women and minorities to succeed in the workplace and advance to positions of influence and leadership.
The Katherine H. O’Neil Volunteer Service Award is given to an OWLS member who epitomizes steadfast dedication and long-term volunteer service to promote women in the legal profession.