Jackie Rogers Named 2020 Ballou Award Recipient
Thursday, April 23, 2020
MSBA Names Jacqueline M. Rogers Recipient of 2020 John W. Ballou Award
The Maine State Bar Association is honored to present Jacqueline M. Rogers, Executive Director of the Board of Overseers of the Bar, with this year’s John W. Ballou Award. Recipients of this prestigious award demonstrate qualities in keeping with the aims and purposes of the Maine State Bar Association, and emphasis is placed upon the contributions of non-lawyers.
Jackie has served as the Board of Overseers' Executive Director since 2004. Prior to that, she spent 20 years in different capacities at the Maine State Bar Association. At the time of her departure from the MSBA, she was Deputy Director. Throughout her career, Jackie has shown a steadfast commitment to the legal community in Maine, fulfilling with competence and efficiency not only the essential duties of her position, but going above and beyond to support the Supreme Judicial Court, the Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection, the University of Maine School of Law, and the Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers and Judges.
Nominations for Jackie included copious examples of the work Jackie has produced over the years. Some quotes from the nominations include:
"We have attained long-term benefits from Jackie's organization and dedication; those two qualities serve as constant reminders of how much we, the Court, and the Maine bar have come to rely on her."
"Jackie Rogers is a 'can do' person who has spent her entire career doing for and supporting the work of lawyers.
"Her energy, creativity, and good relationships with others was a major factor in making MSBA's CLE program widely respected as the best source for CLE to improve attorney professionalism."
"...I came to appreciate that her dedication to enhancing the legal profession and protecting the public interest were the touchstones for everything she did. While Jackie may not be a lawyer, the value of what she gave to our profession and to the public is incalculable."
The Board of Governors, on behalf of the Association, is honored to recognize Jackie with the John W. Ballou Award. While she is currently on medical leave from the Board of Overseers, we encourage you to share any congratulatory words with Jackie by forwarding them to the Board of Overseers at 97 Winthrop Street, Augusta, ME 04330.