Ai Awards

The Aletheia Institute annually recognizes and rewards the “best of the best” and most honorable lawyers and forensic experts in North America who best exemplify in the past year or their cumulative lives, the “Search for the Truth” in civil litigation. Likewise, the Institute will annually publish its selection of the most honorable and respected news people who help expose the truth about junk science, discovery abuse and unfair tactics.

The Institute will annually identify and publicly expose the “worst of the worst” distorters of Truth, discovery abusers, and opponents of Full Disclosure.

The Pinocchio Award: will be given to the most frivolous claimants or defenders or discovery abusers verified by documented condemnation in open court, written opinions or confirmed news accounts. It will poke a sarcastic jab at the worst examples of frivolous defense or lack of candor by any North American lawyer.
2011: TBA

The Golden Giraffe Award: is to be presented to the most intellectually dishonest experts who, as with parties/lawyers, are caught and exposed in written opinions or verified news accounts. It will likewise shine a factual light upon the worst examples of lack of intellectual and professional honesty by experts in North America.
2011: TBA

The Golden Compass: the 10 best examples of the honorable and ethical trial lawyers “seeking truth” in courts in America.
2011: TBA

The Golden Torch: the 10 best examples of honest and ethical expert witnesses in America.
2011: TBA

The Diogenes Award: to foster and encourage a good working relationship with the news media, the AI will publish a list of the most honest and accurate print, radio and television reporters who have helped to expose dishonesty and abuse in the courts of North America. It will be presented to the 10 best media reporters for the past year who exposed both honesty and dishonesty in litigation.
2011: TBA

The best and worst lawyers and experts will be selected by a joint committee of the Leaders Council and Board of Regents. Nominations for these tongue in cheek but factually correct awards will be solicited from all US and Canadian members. Each “award winner” will be documented by public record, court ordered sanction and/or criticism to avoid any accusation of defamation.