Staci has recently been awarded the esteemed Marie Lambert Award from the American Association for Justice.
The Women Trial Lawyers Caucus established the Marie Lambert Award in 1997, to recognize and honor women members of AAJ. The following principles guide the members of the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus: To advance the admirable and selfless philosophy in AAJ’s Mission, to strive to provide positive role models as women trial lawyers, to broaden the membership base of AAJ to include women by informing them of AAJ’s membership services and Mission, to provide a support system of women lawyers with whom to network, socialize, and form professional relationships, to develop female leadership for AAJ, to provide fellowship and mentorship to newly-licensed female lawyers who embark on a career of trial law, and to uphold the honor, integrity, and dignity of the legal profession.
Marie Lambert, one of the first women trial attorneys of AAJ, joined the organization in1955. Admitted to the New York bar in the 1940′s, Marie served as the first woman President of the New York Trial Lawyers Association (1974-76), in 1977, the citizens of New York elected Marie to the bench. Marie also served on the AAJ Board of Governors (1978-80), and as Vice Chair of the Stalwarts Committee (1995-96). Marie exemplified courage and strength to other lawyers. She overcame many obstacles, most particularly sexism, to open her own law firm. Marie Lambert demonstrated exemplary leadership to the profession, to her community, to AAJ, and to the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus.
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