On December 3, 2014, the Executive Board of the Lawyers' Association for Women - Marion Griffin Chapter established the Martha Craig Daughtrey Award and the Rising Star Award.

The Martha Craig Daughtrey Award recognizes active LAW members who model personal and professional achievement in the practice of law. Like Judge Daughtrey, recipients of this Award have promoted the visibility of women in the legal field and have personally encouraged female lawyers to excel. Recipients of this Award have a minimum of fifteen years of legal work experience, are held in the highest professional esteem, and demonstrate a career-long commitment to personal, professional, and community responsibilities.

The LAW Rising Star Award recognizes active LAW members who truly are “ones to watch” because of their contributions to the profession, the association, and the community. Recipients of this Award have less than fifteen (15) years of legal work experience, are held in the highest professional esteem, and show promise of leadership in the future.

Applications for the 2023 award will be available in December 2022.

Judge Martha Craig (Cissy) Daughtrey


Recipients of the Martha Craig Daughtrey Award

2015 Judge Aleta Trauger

2016 Margaret L. Behm


 2017 Justice Cornelia A. (Connie) Clark



2018 Chancellor Patricia Head Moskal


2019 Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman



 2020 Chancellor Anne C. Martin



2022 Barbara J. Moss


Recipients of the Rising Star Award

2015 Laura Baker

2016 Elizabeth Sitgreaves

2017 Ashonti T. Davis

2018 Jennifer Bonilla Moreno

2019 LaTonnsya Burney

2020 Shellie Handelsman

2022 Christen Blackburn

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