Thursday, April 20, 2023
Arts District Mansion (Formerly Belo Mansion)

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The Robert H. Dedman Award for Ethics & Law Dinner was established in 2001 to honor the late Robert H. Dedman for his commitment to leadership and ethics. Each year, the Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter selects an individual whose dedication to business ethics, communication and management practices has distinguished them amongst their peers. Since its inception, the corresponding award dinner has raised thousands of dollars for the Forrest Smith General Counsel Forum Scholarship Fund. Individual scholarships are presented to deserving students at SMU Dedman School of Law.

This year’s Dedman Award recipient will be honored at the 21st Annual Dedman Award Dinner on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the Arts District Mansion – formerly Belo Mansion.

The late Raymond Nasher (right) congratulates the late Robert H. Dedman (1926-2002) at the first Robert H. Dedman Award for Ethics & Law Dinner.

Nomination Guidelines

  • Nominee must have:
    1. during his or her legal career, been employed in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex by a company, organization or governmental agency, and made significant contributions to the company, organization or governmental agency;
    2. been a Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel or held a comparable senior position in another organization or governmental agency; and
    3. at least five (5) years of legal experience.

Please be certain information given on nomination is completely accurate. Press releases and recipient biographies may be prepared from this nomination.

Nominations are due by 6:00 PM on January 20th.

2022 Honoree

Julia A. Simon

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary,
Mary Kay Inc.

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Texas General Counsel Forum's Health Protocols

Due to the recent COVID-19 trends, we are not requiring confirmation of vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test. If you have not been feeling well, please refrain from attending this event.