Louisville Bar Association honors several with ties to Louisville Law

From left, LBA president C. Dean Furman, Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes and LBA president-elect Gerald R. Toner.

At its annual awards luncheon November 30, 2018, the Louisville Bar Association honored several people with ties to the University of Louisville School of Law:

Justice Martin E. Johnstone Special Recognition Award
Joseph H. Cohen (1970)

Judge Benjamin F. Shobe Civility & Professionalism Award
Hon. Lisabeth T. Hughes (1980)

Daniel M. Alvarez Champion for Justice Award
Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes

Frank E. Haddad Jr. Young Lawyer Award
Sarah E. Clay (2012)
Madison A. Shoffner (2016)

Section of the Year
Probate & Estate Section
C. Shawn Fox (2001), Chair

Young Lawyers Section
Dwight D. Young (2015), Chair

Trucios-Haynes was the inaugural recipient of the Daniel M. Alvarez Champion for Justice Award, named in memory of the late Danny Alvarez.

“This new award memorializes a beloved colleague who devoted a great deal of time and energy to speaking on behalf of those without a voice,” said LBA President Dean Furman. “We are happy to recognize as the first recipient Professor Trucios-Haynes who has advocated for many of the same causes.”

An expert in immigration law, Trucios-Haynes is co-director and co-founder of the law school's Human Rights Advocacy Program and travels regularly to the Boone County Jail, Kentucky’s only immigration detention center, to conduct “Know Your Rights” presentations for detainees.

Read more about each award and honoree.