Bar News - February 9, 2007
Honey Hastings to Receive Hollman Gender Equality Award
Honey Hastings, an attorney and mediator based in Wilton, has been selected by the NHBA Gender Equality Committee to receive the 2007 Judge Philip S. Hollman Gender Equality Award.
The award was announced by co-chairs Betsy Baker and Danielle Pacik, and will be presented at the Gender Equality Breakfast at the Midyear Meeting on Friday, Feb. 16.
The award, established on the occasion of Judge Hollman’s retirement from the Superior Court Bench in 2003, honors Judge Hollman’s efforts as a stalwart advocate for gender equality in the legal system. Judge Hollman was an original member of the Task Force on Women in the Bar in 1988 and has been a member of the Committee since that time.
The Gender Equality Breakfast also will feature a 20-year retrospective on the Task Force on Women in the Bar, including a selection from a televised interview of task force leaders recorded at the time, followed by a live reactor panel discussing “How Far We Have Come,” featuring task force participants Supreme Court Justice (then Superior Court justice) Linda Dalianis, Stephen L. Tober, and Barbara Keshen.
In selecting Hastings as the Hollman award recipient, the Committee considered the following criteria:
The recipient of the award should be someone who has exhibited a dedication towards promoting respect and fair treatment toward all members of the judicial system. The recipient will also demonstrate a dedication to promoting gender equality and educating others about gender equality issues. The recipient will be someone who is not afraid to take initiative in the area of gender equality and whose actions and words are emblematic of a role model in this area.
In their letter, the co-chairs said that Hastings was selected because she was known as an “indefatigable supporter of professionalism, civility and enhanced competence of lawyers, particularly in the area of family law, and one who is committed to the equal treatment for men and women – in your practice, with your colleagues, and even in language.”