AAfPE provides the opportunity to recognize individuals who portray outstanding service and achievement in paralegal and legal studies education. AAfPE accepts nominations for the following awards:

  • Honorary Membership - Honorary, emeritus status may be conferred annually upon two persons who have provided outstanding service to the organization, but are no longer actively involved in paralegal education through AAfPE. Nominations for Honorary membership must be supported by a letter of recommendation from two different voting AAfPE member institutions. Learn more about honorary membership
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Persons who have provided outstanding leadership, service and sustained commitment to AAfPE for 20 or more years
  • Emerging Leader Award - Persons who have been members of AAfPE for five or fewer years and who have demonstrated leadership, made a significant impact and/or shown outstanding commitment to AAfPE
If you are interested in nominating someone for an AAfPE Award, please complete the online nomination form and upload any supporting documentation required by August 20. 

 

Honorary Membership

An honorary, emeritus status may be conferred annually upon two (2) persons who have provided outstanding service to the organization, but are no longer actively involved in paralegal education through AAfPE. Honorary membership status confers on the individual lifetime membership in the organization, a digital subscription to The Legal Educator, and complimentary registration to the National Conference. Nominations for Honorary membership must be supported by a letter of recommendation from two different voting AAfPE member institutions. The award is presented at the national conference.

AAfPE is pleased to honor the following members who have given of their time and talent to the association:

Joyce Birdoff
Therese A. Cannon
Katherine Currier
Marcy Delesandri
Sara Donohue 
David A. Dye 
Thomas Eimermann
Ellen Erzen 
Nick Fisher
Michael Fitch 
Judy Gibbs
Ronald Goldfarb
Nancy Harbour                     
Sharrie Hildebrandt * 
Jay D. Johnson 
Janet Kaiser
Roger Larson *
  Robert LeClair
Joan Marler
Ann Yarbro McCoin
Paula S. Mittman
Diane Petropulos
Ruth Ellen Post
Jean Hellman Ryan
David Sapadin
Lea Nordlicht Shedd
Carolyn Smoot
Joan Spadoni 
Susan K. Stoner
Susan Sullivan
Marilyn Tayler
Anita Tebbe
Joan E. Viesta*
Shelly G. Widoff

* Deceased