The Women’s Section of the Alabama State Bar has selected Augusta Dowd as the recipient of the Maud McLure Kelly Award this year.
About the award:
The award, named for the first woman admitted to practice law in Alabama, is presented each year by the Women’s Section to a female attorney who has made a lasting impact on the legal profession and has been a pioneer and leader within the state. The Women’s Section is honored to present this award named after a woman whose commitment to women’s rights was and continues to be an inspiration for all women in Alabama. Previous recipients include the Hon. Janie L. Shores, Alice Lee, Nina Miglionico, Sara Dominick Clark, Frankie Fields Smith, Marjorie Fine Knowles, Mary Lee Stapp and Ernestine S. Sapp