Award Recipients

CABL Honors

The California Association of Black Lawyers has a time-honored tradition of annually paying tribute to those individuals and corporations who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession and in service to the community.

BENJAMIN TRAVIS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Hon. Willie Brown (2012)
Leo Branton (2011)
Judy Johnson (2010)
Walter Gordon, Jr. (2009)
Hon. Allen Webster (2008)

Robert Harris (2007)
Hon. Horace Wheatley (2006)
Johnnie Cochran, Jr. (2005)
Wilma J. Pinder (2004)

BENARD S. JEFFERSON JUDGE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Hon. Kevin Brazile (2017)
Hon. Joan Cartwright (Retired), Alameda County Superior Court (2013)
Hon. John Dearman (2012)
Hon. Otis D. Wright II (2011)
Hon. Gloria Rhynes (2010)
Honorable Irma J. Brown (2009)
Hon. Randa Trapp (2008)

Hon. Brenda Harbin-Forte (2007)
Hon. Gordon Baranco (2006)
Hon. Trina Thompson- Stanley (2004)
Hon. John Meigs (2001)
Hon. Horace Wheatley (2001)
Hon. Sandra Thompson (1999)
Hon. Thelton Henderson (1998)
Hon. Terry J. Hatter (1997)

DAVID L. CUNNINGHAM COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD (NON-PROFIT)

Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR) (2013)
California Minority Counsel Program (2012)
Special Needs Network, Inc. (2011)
PolicyLink (2010)
Lei-Chala I. Wilson (2009)
BASF (2008)

Mesereau, Ephriam and Villaraigosa Free Legal Clinc (2007)
Equal Justice Society (2006)
Boys & Girls Club of Oakland (2004)
Michael Bunker, Jackie Robinson YMCA (2001)
Watts Health Foundation, Inc. (1997)

DAVID L. CUNNINGHAM COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD (CORPORATE)

Hyundai Motor America (2017)
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (2013)
Golden State Foods (2012)
EsoWon Books (2011)
The Farrise Law Firm (2010)

California Association of African American Superintendents & Administrators (2009)
Hanson Bridgett (2008)
Taylor and Goins (2006)
SBC Communications (2004)
Thomas Sayles, Sempra Energy (2001)

LOREN D. MILLER LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Brendon D. Woods (2013)
Jackie Lacey (2013)
Kamala Harris (2012)
Andre’ Birotte Jr. (2011)
Tony West (2010)
Vera Brown- Curtis (2009)
Fredericka McGee (2008)
Marguerite Downing (2007)

Kamala Harris (2006)
Demetrius Shelton (2004)
Milton C. Grimes (2001)
Michelle Alexander (2001)
Constance Rice (1998)
Eva Patterson (1998)
Rodney G. Moore (1997)

JUDICIAL LUNCHEON HONOREES

Hon. Teri Jackson (2017)
Hon. Huey P. Cotton (2017)
Hon. Eric Taylor (2017)
Hon. Allen Webster (2017)
Hon. Marla Anderson (2016)
Hon. Gordon Barranco (2016)
Hon. Judy Ford (2016)
Hon. John Meigs (2016)
Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong (2015)
Hon. James Reese (2015)
Hon. Robert L. Roberson (2015)
Hon. Arleigh Maddox Woods (2015)
Hon. Gail Bereola, Alameda Superior Court (2014)
Hon. Irma Brown, Los Angeles County Superior Court (2014)
Hon. Rhonda Burgess, Presiding Judge, Alameda County Juvenile Court (2014)
Hon. Brenda Harbin-Forte, Alameda County Superior Court (2014)
Hon. Charles Smiley, Alameda County Superior Court (2014)
Hon. Kevin Brazile (2013)
Hon. Kelvin Filer (2013)
Hon. Elizabeth Riggs (2013)
Hon. Winnifred Younge Smith (2013)
Hon. Katrina West (2013)
Hon. Gloria White Brown (2013)
Hon. Glenda Allen-Hill (2012)
Hon. Stacy Boulware Eurie (2012)
Hon. Joan Cartwright (2012)

Hon. Karen Clopton (2012)
Hon. Patricia Titus (2012)
Hon. Diana Becton (2011)
Hon. Richard T. Fields (2011)
Hon. Ramona Garrett (2011)
Hon. William Murray Jr. (2011)
Hon. George Carroll (2010)
Hon. Michael Carter (2010)
Hon. Audrey Collins (2010)
Hon. Carl Morris (2010)
Hon. Troy Nunley (2010)
Hon. Bobbi Tillmon (2010)
Hon. Renard Shepard (2008)
Hon. LaDoris Cordell (2008)
Hon. Gail Beroela (2008)
Hon. Terry Hatter (2008)
Hon. Candace Cooper (2006)
Hon. Vance Raye (2006)
Hon. Napoleon Jones, Jr. (2006)
Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong (2006)
Honorable Veronica S. McBeth (2005)
Honorable Phrasel Shelton (2005)
Honorable Marcus O. Tucker (2005)
Honorable Rosemary Shumsky (2005)
Commissioner H. Kirkland Jones (2005)
Honorable Dean Farrar (2005)

AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR

Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. (2017)
Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association (2015)
BWL Los Angeles (2009)

CABL HALL OF FAME

Honorable Horace Wheatley (Retired), Alameda County Superior Court (2013)
Shirley Henderson (2012)

CABL PUBLIC INTEREST

AEG Job Shadow Program (2017)
Alice Huffman, California NAACP President (2013)
UC Hastings College of Law, LEOP (2012)