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Gordon Sinykin Award of Excellence

​​​​Award Description:

Award nominees are either individuals, or groups of State Bar of Wisconsin members, who will be considered for this award based upon their significant efforts put towards a recent or ongoing law-related educational or public service-related project. 

Nomination Criteria: Staying true to the Foundation's mission, the Gordon Sinykin Award of Excellence recognizes a lawyer, law firm, or groups of State Bar of Wisconsin members, for their work on a recent or ongoing law-related education or public service project that promotes public understanding of the law, improves the administration of justice, or provides other law-related public service that impacts Wisconsin residents and/or State Bar members.
Nomination Due Date: Nominations must be received annually ​by January 31st​
Award Presented: The Member Recognition Celebration at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting & Conference.
Nomination Procedure: Each nomination should include:
  • A letter of nomination, including the reasons you are nominating the person for the award;
  • The nominee’s qualifications in resume or similar format.
  • One to five (with a maximum of five) letters of recommendation from individuals who are knowledgeable about the nominee’s qualification.
Submit Nominations To: By email: (emailed submissions are encouraged)​

Or by mail: 
Wisconsin Law Foundation
ATTN: Beth Drake
PO Box 7158
Madison, WI 53707-7158
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Past Award Recipients: Review the Past Sinykin Award Recipients List