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Congratulations to the 2021 Appellate Lawyer Hall of Fame Recipient: Wendy Lascher

Wendy Cole Lascher

The Committee on Appellate Courts is pleased to announce the 2021 recipient of the Appellate Lawyer Hall of Fame award, Wendy Lascher.

Six percent of the University of Michigan Law School’s class of 1973 were women. One was Wendy Cole Lascher, now one of California’s best-known appellate lawyers. Read the full article here.


Appellate Lawyer Hall of Fame

The Litigation Section seeks nominations for the Appellate Lawyer Hall of Fame Award. This award is bestowed upon attorneys who have excelled as appellate lawyers and whose careers exemplify the highest of values and professional attainment.  The nomination deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.

Submit a nomination here.

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Please submit the nomination form by Tuesday, May 31, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.


Any dues-paid member of the California Lawyers Association may nominate a member of the State Bar of California (either currently active or, if retired, previously active). Self-nominations are not accepted.

Nomination Materials

To submit a nomination, provide the following necessary materials:

  • A completed nomination form
  • A summary of your nominee’s lifetime achievements as an appellate lawyer that you think make your nominee worthy of being inducted into the Appellate Lawyer Hall of Fame, including, but not limited, to the following criteria:
    • contributions to the development of the law and/or appellate practice and/or the appellate courts
    • notable cases, including matters of precedential importance (with citations and case numbers, if known)
    • dedication to appellate law-related public interest (pro bono) cases, causes, or organizations
    • commitment to diversity in the practice of appellate law or the appellate bench and to improving the appellate court system through education, mentoring, and involvement in bar association or related activities
  • A law firm biography (or other available biography) about your nominee
  • Optional three letters of recommendation in support of your nominee, with each letter not exceeding three pages.

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