Edward Currie Founder’s Award

The Edward Currie Founder's Award was created in 2023 to recognize a senior insurance lawyer, who must be, or must have been, a Fellow (regular, honorary, or emeritus) in good standing, who represents the highest level of accomplishment, competence, professionalism, and ethics in the practice of insurance law and/or insurance litigation, and who has inspired others to do likewise. The award's namesake, Edward "Ned" Currie is one of the founders of the College, and served as its third president, 2015-2016.

Criteria and Process

No more than one award may be made in any one year. An award need not be made each year. The awards given, when given, will alternate between recognizing one policyholder and then one carrier counsel.

The award may be given posthumously.

A committee will be appointed by the President of the College consisting of two carrier counsel and two policyholder counsel. The President of the College will be a liaison to the Committee. It will be within the discretion of the Committee to determine whether any award will be given in their year of service, and, if so, who the recipient will be.

The award, if given, will be announced at the Thursday night dinner at the Annual Meeting.

The recipient or the recipient’s family will be given a suitable gift commemorating the award. In addition, a scholarship in the name of the recipient will be given to the law school hosting the symposium that year. An announcement will be made at the symposium regarding the scholarship and the background of the honoree.

If you would like to nominate a Fellow for consideration by the committee, email [email protected]. Nominations are due by November 30 of each year.