As a means of bringing the "transformation" element of our mission into reality, OWLS bestows several awards throughout the 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 will be given to an OWLS member who epitomizes steadfast dedication and long-term volunteer service to promote women in the legal profession. The award will be given for at least 8 cumulative years of service in an identified position with OWLS or an OWLS chapter, the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation, the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations, the National Association of Women Lawyers, or the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.