EGGLESTON/I'ANSON PROFESSIONALISM AWARD
The Eggleston/I'Anson Professionalism Award is named after former Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justices John W. Eggleston, of Norfolk, and Lawrence W. I'Anson, of Portsmouth. The award honors present and former members of the NPBA who have exemplified the highest standards of professionalism throughout their careers.
A. The award recipient should, over a substantial period of time, have demonstrated:
1. Respect for the law, the judicial system and the legal profession
2. Respect for clients, court personnel and other counsel.
3. Honesty, candor, fairness and competence before the Court and with counsel.
B. The award is intended to recognize and honor personal and professional qualities, reputation and conduct. Leadership activities and service within the bar or the community in general, while probative of professionalism, should not be considered essential in the screening and selection process.
C. Pro bono service should be considered in the screening process.
D. Award recipients should be role models for other attorneys, particularly younger attorneys.
Previous recipients of the NPBA Eggleston/I’Anson Professionalism Award are:
Greg E. Summy
Francis N. Crenshaw
Montgomery Knight, Jr
Robert L. O’Donnell
Jack E. Greer
Thomas F. McPhaul
Anita O. Poston
Robert C. Stackhouse
Michael F. Fasanaro, Jr.
Stanley G. Barr, Jr.
John M. Ryan
Howard W. Martin, Jr.
Conrad M. Shumadine
Guilford D. Ware
James A. Metcalfe
Philip N. Davey
Robert C. Nusbaum
Nathaniel Beaman IV
John Y. Richardson
Alan B. Rashkind