ABA Awards Howard Law Alumna Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award

The American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession has chosen five women lawyers to receive its 2020 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. Among them is Anna Blackburne-Rigsby (J.D. ’87), chief judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Blackburne-Rigsby chairs the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration in DC, is a member of the Conference of Chief Justices, and serves on its board of directors. Blackburne-Rigsby also chairs the Committee on Public Engagement, Trust and Confidence of the Conference of Chief Justices. She graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned her J.D. from Howard University School of Law, graduating in the top five percent of her class.

The award ceremony luncheon will take place Aug. 2 at the Swissotel Chicago during the ABA Annual Meeting.