Women of Achievement Award
The MRWBA is pleased to announce The Honorable Mary B. Malveaux and Shannon Taylor as our recipients of the 2016 Women of Achievement Award. In recognition of the significant milestones of achievement for the history of women in the Virginia legal system that each of our honorees represents, our membership seeks to honor their noteworthy contributions and unique leadership qualities as members of the bench and members of the bar.
Judge Malveaux, in 2011 became the first woman elected to the Henrico County General District Court. It was there that she earned a reputation as an esteemed jurist, and served as Chief Judge until being selected in 2016, for the Virginia Court of Appeals.
Shannon Taylor is the first female Commonwealth Attorney in the history of Henrico County. She was recently elected to a second term as a Democrat in what is a highly conservative county, which speaks not only to her abilities, but also to her stature within the community.
We honor each our recipients for their public service, their talent and commitment, and as mentors within the legal community. It is with sincere gratitude that they are counted among our membership and our profession.
2016 The Honorable Mary B. Malveaux and Shannon Taylor
2015 Tara L. Casey
2014 The Honorable M. Hannah Lauck
2013 The Honorable Mary E. Langer
2012 Stephanie E. Grana
2011 The Honorable Catherine C. Hammond
2010 Pamela S. Belleman
2009 The Honorable Cleo E. Powell
2008 The Honorable Audrey J. Franks and Maya Eckstein
2007 Karen Ann Gould
2006 Phoebe P. Hall
2005 Jacquelyn Stone
2004 Ann T. Burks and Barbara M. Rose
2003 Phyllis C. Katz
2002 Sharon S. England and Carolyn C. Lavecchia
2001 Darrel Tillar Mason
2000 Mary R. Spain
1999 Barbara Ann Williams
1998 Virginia H. Hackney and Barbara L. Hulburt
1997 Virginia S. Duvall
1996 Patricia M. Schwarzchild and Anne Marie Whittemore
1995 The Honorable Jean W. Cunningham, The Honorable Anne B. Holton,
Linda F. Rigsby, The Honorable Beverly W. Snukals
1994 Claire G. Cardwell,The Honorable Bonnie C. Davis, The Honorable Elizabeth B. Lacy, Julie D. McClellan, Sharon O’Donnell, Virginia W. Powell, Debra J.Prillaman, and Karen A. Raschke