WACDL is committed to promoting the proper administration of criminal justice, the protection of individual rights and due process. WACDL can only achieve its goals through the efforts and dedication of its members.
Ellen and Robert Henak personify service to WACDL’s goals and members. The Henaks have served on WACDL’s Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and chaired the Amicus Committee, writing dozens of briefs supporting WACDL’s ideals.
All WACDL members are eligible for this award upon performing outstanding service to WACDL and its goals. This award can be bestowed by majority vote of the Board of Directors upon nomination from any WACDL member. Further, this award may be bestowed by the President of WACDL at anytime for exemplary service. When this award is bestowed by the President, it shall contain the notation “Presidential Commendation.”