ADL Announces Jurisprudence and Trailblazer Award Recipients

ADL Announces Jurisprudence and Trailblazer Award Recipients

LEFT: Joe Straus head shot caption: Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is receiving ADL Austin's Jurisprudence Award. Photo courtesy of the office of Joe Straus. RIGHT: Martha Dickie head shot caption: Martha Dickie is receiving ADL Austin's Trailblazer Award. Photo courtesy of Almanza, Blackburn, Dickie and Mitchell LLP.

By Yael Brown

ADL announced that House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, will receive ADL Austin’s Jurisprudence Award, and Martha Dickie, partner at Almanza, Blackburn, Dickie and Mitchell LLP, will receive ADL Austin’s Trailblazer Award at ADL’s biennial 2019 Jurisprudence Luncheon.

The Jurisprudence Award is presented to an outstanding member of the legal community who exhibits a commitment to equality, justice, fairness and community service. The Trailblazer Award is presented to individuals and organizations whose pioneering contributions to the legal and civic activism arenas have had extraordinary and unique impact.

Straus and Dickie will accept their honors at ADL’s biennial luncheon Tuesday, March 5, at the JW Marriott Austin. The community is invited to the event to honor them and in support of ADL’s work to insure justice and fair treatment for all. ADL, especially during challenging times, works tirelessly to build bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups. ■

To purchase tickets, visit or contact Angela Atlas at angelaatlas@adl.org or 512-249-7960. Atlas is also the contact for sponsorship opportunities. The deadline to be listed as a table sponsor in the printed invitation is Jan. 16.

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