The Prince William County Bar Association recently honored several attorneys with awards for their trial advocacy, professionalism, leadership, and pro bono/community service work. Traditionally, these awards are announced and presented at the PWCBA’s biggest event of the year, the Dinner Dance. In the wake of COVID-19, 2020 is the first year the PWCBA was unable to hold this event. The Association persevered and found a new way to honor these attorneys, virtually, via a YouTube Livestream.
Of the award recipients, Farrell & Croft principal Catherine Croft was awarded the Arthur A. Sinclair Professionalism Award. Since 1992, the PWCBA has honored one attorney each year who demonstrates the highest level of honor, integrity, competency, and courtesy with the Arthur W. Sinclair Professionalism Award. Arthur W. Sinclair was a founding member of the Prince William County Bar Association (1941).
Kathy Farrell presented the award, which was an honor for both Ms. Farrell and Ms. Croft. For more than 30 years, these women have practiced law together as partners and friends. As Ms. Farrell wrote, Ms. Croft exemplifies these standards: “She has helped me personally navigate the many difficulties of a stressful law firm and in the process really taught me how to persevere through these stressful times with some honor and some grace. I have also seen her consistent dedication and commitment to the legal community and our legal profession.”
Other awards presented included the Past President’s Award, Guardian ad litem of the Year Award, Trial Attorneys of the Year, and the Justitia Award. Read about this year’s other award recipients in Prince William Living’s article here.