La Rosa Blanca honors and recognizes a person who has demonstrated courage and leadership regarding legal issues affecting Hispanics.
Selection criteria include:
- Advancement of principles important to WHLA, such as access to justice, interpreters in the justice system, diversity
- Whether the candidate's contributions involved personal or professional sacrifice
- Whether the candidate's achievements went beyond his or her normal work duties
WHLA President should remind WHLA members on or about August 1 that the nomination period is open. The notice should be in writing or by electronic mail and should include the selection criteria. Nominations are open to any person, including past or present WHLA members.
Any WHLA member may submit a nomination at any time during the month of August. Nominations shall be in writing or by electronic mail and shall include a brief summary of why the nominee is worthy of the award.
Selection will take place at the September meeting of the WHLA Board with all Board members having an equal vote.
Standing WHLA Board members are ineligible for the award.
The WHLA Board is not required to present the Rosa Blanca Award if it determines there are no candidates that meet the criteria to receive the award for any given year.
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