NABL Awards 


The Bernard P. Friel Medal honors distinguished service in public finance and was established in 1982 in honor of NABL's first President. Nominees need not be NABL members but may not be current members of the NABL Board of Directors. A list of past recipients of the Friel Medal can be found here.  

The Frederick O. Kiel Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual for distinguished service to NABL over an extended period of time. Frederick O. Kiel served as NABL's fourth president and was editor of The Bond Lawyer for twenty-five years. A list of past recipients of the Kiel Award can be found here.  

The Carlson Prize, named in honor of Rita J. and Charles P. Carlson, and conceived by Glenn E. Floyd, Norman, Oklahoma, may be awarded annually to the author of the best scholarly article submitted for publication in The Bond Lawyer: The Journal of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, or on the Association's website. A list of the past recipients of the Carslon Prize can be found here

The President's Service Award, established in 2018 by then-President, Alexandra M. MacLennan, honors NABL members who demonstrate exemplary voluntary dedication to NABL's committees, conference and/or projects. A list of past recipients of the President's Service Award can be found here