Liberty Bell Award
Presented by the New Haven County Bar Association from 1966-2009, after which it was passed to the Bar Foundation, the Liberty Bell Award honors a non-lawyer or community organization who has encouraged respect for law and the courts, stimulated a sense of civic responsibility, and/or contributed to good government in the community.
Award nominations for the 2014 Liberty Bell Award are closed. Please check back for the 2015 nomination form.
Past recipients include:
|1966 Kingman Brewster
1967 Dr. Frank Mongillo
1968 Charles McQueeny
1969 William Buckley, Jr.
1970 Al Capp
1971 John W. McDevitt
1972 George Herbert Walker Bush
1973 Biagio "Ben” DeLieto
1974 [Professor Roland Osterweiss]
1975 Paul Mellon
1976 Robert Saulsbury
1977 Sister Louise Anthony
1978 Rev. Edward F. Dobihal, Jr.
1979 Grace C. Bosse
1980 Philip S. Kaplan
1981 Mary B. Griswold
1982 Arvin Brown
1983 Gerald N. Tirozzi
1984 Amy L. Lettick
1985 A. Bartlett Giamatti
1986 Rev. Karl Hilgert
1987 Frances J. Consiglio
1988 Warren A. Andiman,M.D.
1989 Sandra Koorejian
1991 Timothy & Kristine Blauvelt
1992 Howard A. Pearson, M.D.
1994 Timothy P. Shriver
1996 Carmen Cozza
2000 Community Mediation, Inc.
2001 Martha J. Sullivan
2002 "The Spirit of Amistad”: Amistad America,
City of New Haven and Yale Law School
2003 Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. & the City of New
Haven and President Richard C. Levin & Yale University
2006 Rev. Bonita Grubbs
2008 Rev. Barbara Cheney
2009 Louise Endel
2011 Laurie Harkness, Ph.D & John Leventhal, M.D.
2012 Dorsey Kendrick, Ph.D
2013 Cheryl Burack
*Not given in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007 & 2010.
The Foundation of the New Haven County Bar Book Award
The Foundation of the New Haven County Bar ("FNHCB”) established this book award for a third or fourth year graduating law student who has made outstanding contributions to the legal community by participation in the wider community through public service. Our purpose in creating this award was to promote public service by lawyers and to stimulate such interest starting in law school.
One award is available to be given each year at each Connecticut law school. The award consists of a recently published book as well as a cash prize of $500.
2014 Book Award
Complete the following application and return it via mail or email by April 4, 2014.
2014 application form (PDF VERSION)