The Gayle O’Connor Spirit Award

Nominations are now open for the 2022 GO Spirit Award.
Click here to go directly to the nomination form.

The Gayle O’Connor (GO) Spirit Award celebrates members of the e-discovery and legal technology communities whose singular energy, enthusiasm and verve echo the spirit of the late Gayle O’Connor (1956-2020). Gayle danced to the beat of her own drummer. She knew adversity and overcame it. Her indomitable spirit brought people together and brightened lives.

Recipients of the GO Spirit Award have made noteworthy contributions to e-discovery, legal technology, information governance, cybersecurity, or data privacy through efforts that inspire, educate, or promote the common interest and cohesion of our community.

The GO Spirit Award is given to an individual in the legal profession who best exemplifies Gayle O’Connor’s spirit and work ethic by serving as an example for other individuals in the profession through attitude, collegiality, energy and accomplishments thereby serving as a positive example for not just those in the legal industry but all people. Each recipient’s efforts inspire, educate, or promote the common interest and cohesion of our community.

The GO Award is presented each December on eDiscovery Day.

Gayle O'Connor

“I LEARNED FROM GAYLE THAT I AM NOT LOUD AND OBNOXIOUS,
BUT COURAGEOUS AND BOLD.”

-ANONYMOUS

DYNAMIC, LOVING, UNINHIBITED, FUNNY, SMART, AND A PASSIONATE LIBERAL, SHE RODE A HARLEY, SHE LOVED JAZZ FEST, SHE LIVED FOR LIVE MUSIC, AND SHE HAD A WILD OUTFIT FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR, OR THE DECADE. SHE NEVER MET A STRANGER; EVERYONE SHE ENCOUNTERED BECAME A FRIEND IMMEDIATELY.”

GO SPIRIT AWARDS FOUNDING MEMBERS:
  • Craig Ball
  • Joy Murao
  • Kaylee Walstad
  • Tom O’Connor
  • Candi Smith
  • Maribel Rivera
  • Cat Casey
  • Mary Mack
GO SPIRIT AWARDS HONOREES:
  • Tom O’Connor on behalf of Gayle O’Connor (2020)
  • Joy Murao (2021)

Gayle O’Connor Spirit Award Nomination Form

The Gayle O’Connor (GO) Spirit Award is awarded annually to an individual who exemplifies Gayle O’Connor’s spirit and work ethic through attitude, collegiality, energy and accomplishment, serving as a positive example to all. Recipients of the GO Spirit Award have made noteworthy contributions to e-discovery, legal technology, information governance, cybersecurity, or data privacy through efforts that inspire, educate, or promote the common interest and cohesion of our community.

Nomination deadline: October 25, 2022 by 5pm PDT.

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Thank you for taking the time to nominate a deserving candidate. All nominations will be reviewed and winning person will be determined by an award committee. Nominators and award winners will be notified via phone or email the week of November 1, 2022 and we will work with award winners to attend the award ceremony on E-Discovery Day, December, 2022.

 

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