Allene and Martin Doctoroff Liberty Bell Award

Sponsored by: Oakland County Bar Association

Established: 1983

Purpose: The Liberty Bell Award is an achievement award that was initiated by the American Bar Association. The OCBA adopted the Liberty Bell Award in 1983. The award is made to an individual whose community activity has strengthened the American system of freedom under the law. The award offers public recognition for promoting a better understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and encourages greater respect for the law and the courts. This award honors those who stimulate a deeper sense of individual responsibility to the end that citizens recognize their duties and their rights.

Awarded: Annually at the OCBA Annual Meeting

Criteria: Individual’s profession is outside of the legal arena

How to Nominate: Letter of nomination inclusive of nominee’s activities

Selection Process: The PALS Committee selects the award recipient from nominations that have been submitted.


Past Recipients:

1983
Rev. Douglas P. Jones

1984
Rebecca Pederson

1985
Richard Jankowski

1986
Sheila Ashcraft
Lorie Bigham

1987
Dick Purtan

1988
Dee Dice

1989
No award given

1990
No award given

1991
No award given

1992
No award given

1993
No award given

1994
Linda J. Start

1995
Francile Anderson

1996
Wilhelm C. Kast

1997
Ann L. Dutton

1998
No award given

1999
No award given

2000
Diana Dietle

2001
Brian Dickerson

2002
Marguerite Kowaleski

2003
Richard L. Beer

2004
Libby Smith

2005
Brenda M. Orlando

2006
Ron Dzwonkowski

2007
Amy B. Bloom

2008
Kenneth Wyniemko

2009
Marilyn Hauger

2010
Laura Mancini

2011
League of Women Voters – Oakland Region

2012
Lynn Alexander

2013
Beth Morrison – HAVEN

2014
Common Ground

2015
No award given