The CLLA President’s Cup

The President’s Cup was first presented to the CLLA in 1964 by the American Lawyers Quarterly and is awarded at our Annual Meeting.

The standards for selection of the President’s Cup recipient includes a CLLA member who has:

  • Rendered outstanding service for the benefit of the CLLA;
  • By his or her example of excellence as well as professional and personal conduct elevated the image and stature of the CLLA among his or her professional colleagues and the public; and
  • Made a substantial contribution to the improvement of the standards and practice of commercial law and the CLLA.
King Award 2019

The CLLA Robert E. Caine Leadership Award

The Robert E. Caine Leadership Award is presented to recognize a League member who exhibits the outstanding leadership characteristics reminiscent of Bob Caine of Van Nuys, California, who passed away in 2006. It is presented to individuals who have:

 

  • Demonstrated and encouraged leadership among others within the CLLA;
  • Mentored others both within the CLLA and within their business segment;
  • Fostered goodwill, fraternity and confidence within the CLLA; and
  • Served their community and business segment in meaningful ways through personal efforts and dedication and/or charitable contribution.

The CLLA Lawrence P. King Award

Each year, the Executive Council of the Commercial Law League’s Bankruptcy Section presents the Lawrence P. King Award to recognize a lawyer, judge, teacher or legislator who exemplifies the best in scholarship, advocacy, judicial administration or legislative activities in the field of bankruptcy. The award is designed to recognize the lifetime achievements of Professor King, which include contributing to the practice of bankruptcy law through teaching, by working to elevate the profession and through bankruptcy-related legislative activities.

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS OF THE KING AWARD

2002

Senator Elizabeth Warren

2003

The Honorable Joe Lee

2004

Professor David Epstein

2005

The Honorable A. Thomas Small

2006

George Treister

2007

The Honorable Alexander Paskay

2008

The Honorable Robert Ginsberg

2009

The Honorable Eugene Wedoff

2010

The Honorable Burton R. Lifland

2011

The Honorable Judith K. Fitzgerald

2012

Justice John Paul Stevens

2013

Honorable A. Jay Cristol

2014

Ronald Peterson

2015

The Honorable Steven Rhodes

2016

The Honorable Dennis Montali

2017

Professor Nancy B. Rapoport

2018

Professor Jay L. Westbrook

2019

G. Eric Brunstad, Jr.

2021

Honorable Laura Taylor Swain