Constance L. Belfiore Quality of Life Award

The Bar Association of the District of Colombia

Nominations are open for the Nineteenth Annual Constance L. Belfiore Quality of Life Award.


Achieving quality of life, particularly in these complicated economic times, is even more vital to the legal profession and the lawyer.  Employers who provide quality of life for their lawyers should be recognized and nominated.  Relatively new efforts, including how employers handle down-sizing, fee changes, and promotions may, or may not, apply.  Lawyers who achieve quality of life are urged to nominate their employers for the Award.

Nominees have found the application process to be enlightening and rewarding.  Award winners have been exceptionally pleased with the Award’s effect on morale, recruitment, retention, and client satisfaction. 

Whether still adjusting to the changing economy or not, legal employers who factor quality of life values into their decisions should be nominated.   The deadline has been extended to Friday, May 6, 2016

This year’s winner will be honored during the BADC Annual Meeting in June and on the BADC website.  Applications are available here. You can also contact us at or 202-223-6600 to request a copy to be faxed or mailed to you.

Members of the BADC Blue-Ribbon Quality of Life Committee are: Cory A.  Amron, Joel P. Bennett, Christopher G. Hoge, M. Elizabeth Medaglia, Judge Fred B. Ugast, Ret., Lindsey Vaala, and Constance L. Belfiore, Chair. 


Irwin, Campbell & Tannenwald, PC
Tucker, Flyer & Lewis, PC
Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP
Feldesman, Tucker, Leifer, Fidell & Bank LLP
Fannie Mae Legal Department
Cohen & Cohen
Bruce J. Klores & Associates
Perkins Coie LLP
The MITRE Corporation
Arnold & Porter, LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP

Jack H. Olender & Assoc., P.C.
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Thyden, Gross and Callahan
U.S. Department of Justice Environment
          & Natural Resources Division  
Sodexo, Inc. Law Department        
Luxenberg, Johnson & Dickens, P.C.
Hessel, Aluise and Neun, P.C.
Virtual Law Partners, LLP
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC
Passman & Kaplan, P.C.
Trademark Organization of the US Patent and Trademark Office
Roth Donner Jackson, PLC

DISTINGUISHED WORKPLACE Practice Directorate, American Psychological Association




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