Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award
The Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award was established in 1991 by the Section on Criminal Law of the Virginia State Bar to recognize an individual (judge, defense attorney, prosecutor, clerk or other citizen) who has made a singular and unique contribution to the improvement of the criminal justice system in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The award is made in honor of The Honorable Harry L. Carrico, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, who exemplifies the highest ideals and aspirations of professionalism in the administration of justice in Virginia. Chief Justice Carrico was the first recipient of the award which was instituted at the 22nd Annual Criminal Law Seminar in February 1992.
Although the award will only be made from time to time at the discretion of the Board of Governors of the Criminal Law Section, the Board will invite nominations annually. Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of former chairs of the section and Chief Justice Carrico.
Submission of Nomination
Please submit your nomination on the form below, describing specifically the manner in which your nominee meets the criteria established for the award. If you prefer, nominations may be made by letter.
Nominations should be addressed to Fran Lawrence, Chair, Criminal Law Section, and mailed to the Virginia State Bar Office: Eighth and Main Building, Suite 1500, 707 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Nominations must be received no later than December 3, 2013. Please be sure to include your name and the full name, address, and phone number of the nominee.
If you have questions about the nomination process, please call Elizabeth L. Keller, Assistant Executive Director for Bar Services, Virginia State Bar, at (804) 775-0516.