Ayscue Professionalism Award
The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2020-21 Ayscue Professionalism Award. Entries should include a letter of nomination as well as the nominee's bio and/or resume. Nominations are due on or before Wednesday, October 21, 2020, to AyscueAward@meckbar.org. The award will be presented at this year's virtual Law & Society Luncheon.
The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation's Ayscue Professionalism Award is presented each year to a present or former member(s) of the Mecklenburg County Bar. The award may be given to more than one Bar member in a year for outstanding work done together on a specific project or if the work they do is inextricably linked. Its purpose is to recognize exemplary professionalism, as broadly defined.
Criteria may include one or more of the following:
- Outstanding service through or on behalf of the Mecklenburg County Bar or the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation for the benefit of the legal community or the community at large.
- Substantial and significant service to the community, to the Bar, or to the justice system, whether on the basis of lifetime contributions or a specific project.
- Embodiment of the traits to which all attorneys should aspire: high ethical standards, model conduct, unquestioned integrity, and consistent competence.
E. Osborne Ayscue Jr. - 2004
Julius L. Chambers - 2005
Russell M. Robinson, II - 2006
Joseph W. Grier Jr. - 2008
Chief Justice Sarah Parker - 2009
Ray S. Farris - 2010
Peter S. Gilchrist III - 2011
Ted Fillette & Ken Schorr - 2012
Mark R. Bernstein - 2013
Robert C. "Bob" Sink - 2014
George V. Hanna III - 2015
A. Ward McKeithen - 2016
James E. Ferguson II - 2017
Edward G. Connette - 2018
Pender R. McElroy - 2019
Jonathan E. Buchan, Jr. - 2020