The Bernard P. Friel Medal was established in 1982 in honor of NABL's first President. This award honors distinguished service in public finance. A list of past recipients can be found here. The Frederick O. Kiel Distinguished Service Award was established in 2002 and renamed in 2007 in honor of the first recipient of the award. Frederick O. Kiel served as NABL's fourth president and was editor of The Bond Lawyer for twenty-five years. This award recognizes an individual for distinguished service to NABL over an extended period of time. A list of past recipients can be found here.