WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, Hawaii’s first female senator and the first Asian-Pacific American woman elected to the U.S. Senate, is one of five outstanding female attorneys to be honored with the 2013 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award.
Hirono will receive the award, given annually by the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, on Aug. 11 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco during the ABA Annual Meeting.
“The Margaret Brent Awards celebrate the extraordinary achievements of female lawyers who have significantly contributed to the advancement of women in the profession,” said Mary B. Cranston, chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. “Our honorees’ accomplishments serve as an inspiration to women throughout the nation.”
Sara Holtz, Gladys Kessler, Marygold Shire Melli and Therese M. Stewart will also receive the award. Previous honorees include U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
More information about the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Awards can be found online.