It started with a speech by Justice Alice Robie Resnick, April 1991, that sparked the idea about establishing a statewide women’s bar association. Nurtured by Justice Resnick, the Honorable Patricia Hemann and Pamela Hagle Hultin, this spark turned into a vision and on Sept. 23, 1991, the Ohio Women’s Bar Association became a reality. Twenty-six women attended that first meeting. This award is named after the twenty-six women, along with the first class of founding members, and recognizes an outstanding woman attorney who has contributed to the legal profession.
1998 -- The Justice Alice Robie Resnick Award of Distinction (Supreme Court of Ohio)