Deadline Extended: OSBA accepting nominations for Nettie Cronise Lutes Award


​U​pdated: Feb. 7, 2018

The Ohio State Bar Association Women in the Profession Section is accepting nominations for the 23rd annual Nettie Cronise Lutes Award. This honor will be presented to a woman lawyer who has improved the legal profession through her own high level of professionalism and commitment to opening doors for girls and women.

Nettie Cronise Lutes was the first woman admitted to practice law in Ohio, at a time when state law did not authorize women to belong to the bar, and most members of the Supreme Court of Ohio opposed the notion. Lutes personally took on the challenge of persuading the Court to give women the same opportunity to practice law as men.

This award is named after her in recognition of her pioneering efforts. The OSBA will present the distinguished award on April 27, 2018, at the OSBA Council of Delegates meeting in Columbus.

Lawyers and members of the public are invited to submit nominations, which should include the nominee’s full name an​d address; present position; professional and/or civic accomplishments; and reasons why the individual meets the standards set by Lutes.

Nominations should be sent using this nomination form no later than Feb. 23, 2018, to: 

Jen Harrell
OSBA Senior Manager of Committees & Sections
1700 Lake Shore Drive
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 487-4460




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