The Justice Eugene A. Cook Professionalism Award is presented by the Houston Bar Association to a lawyer or judge who exemplifies the highest level of professionalism and legal ethics. This award focuses on a lifetime of professionalism and is the highest honor awarded by the HBA for professionalism. The award was established in 2018 and is named in honor of Justice Cook, who was the principal architect of the Texas Lawyer’s Creed adopted in 1989 by the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
A nominee must have demonstrated, by conduct and character, a longstanding commitment to professionalism and a record of exemplary service in the areas of professionalism, legal ethics, and legal excellence. The nominee must be a role model for younger or less experienced lawyers who makes the bar proud of the legal profession. Lawyer nominees may be from a transactional or litigation practice.
Nominations should include the nominee’s résumé and no more than five letters of support.
Please submit nominations by 5:00 p.m., February 28, 2019 to HBA President Warren Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.