Every year, the Maricopa Chapter of AWLA honors a person for their extraordinary contributions in supporting the goals of AWLA as well as the advancement of women in the legal profession. Every year since 1994 the honoree is celebrated at the Wine and Cheese Reception.
In 2015, the Maricopa Chapter was thrilled to receive permission from the Honorable Ruth V. McGregor to name the award in her honor. Chief Justice McGregor was the second female justice on the Arizona Supreme Court and eventually, Chief Justice. She continues to serve as a leader and inspiration to women in the law. Thus, the Ruth V. McGregor Award befits the exceptional individuals who promote the mission of AWLA.