BAEC Annual Awards

Each year, the Bar Association of Erie County proudly recognizes lawyers and individuals in the community through its awards programs.  These awards are given to individuals who have performed outstanding service to the community, to the Bar Association, and/or to the profession. Bar Association and community-based programs, organizations and activities may also qualify for various awards.
The awards give our Association the unique opportunity to publicly honor the recipients for their dedication to their profession, to the Bar Association and the community. It is our hope that such awards will inspire others to devote their talents to serving others.
The Association gives out awards at two of our most prestigious events: the Annual Awards and Law Day.

About the Annual Awards

The BAEC’s Annual Awards are presented to attorneys or judges in the Erie County legal community and has been doing so for the past 134 years. Nominate for the following:

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Outstanding Jurist
  • Hon. John T. Curtin Profiles in Courage Award
  • Charles H. Dougherty Civility Award
  • Award of Merit
  • Special Service

About the Law Day Awards

The BAEC’s Law Day awards are a time to recognize non-lawyers for their outstanding contribution to the community, and their efforts in fighting for justice and equality.

Nominate a Colleague!

Download the Nomination Form by clicking the button below, fill it out, and email it to Sue Kohlbacher by clicking here.

We are always interested in hearing of the accomplishments of those in the local legal community. If there is someone you know of deserving of an award, please reach out to us to submit your nomination. 

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