Daniel P. Dawson Award – Natalee Hamilton

The GAL Program is honored to award Natalee Hamilton, Senior Child’s Best Interest Attorney in Circuit 19, the Judge Dawson Award. In her nomination, Natalee was described as enthusiastic, dedicated, and passionate. Her supreme knowledge of the law and world-class courtroom skills are some of the things that inspired her colleagues to submit her name.  In recounting the story of a particularly complicated case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, Natalee’s legal acumen and ability to bring people together were significant factors in what her supervisors described as “a sensational victory” for the child.  Natalee’s advocacy on behalf of abused and neglected children goes beyond the courtroom, as she is known for her relentless promotion of GAL in the community and her collaborative spirit with community partners.  Natalee’s energy and leadership are keenly appreciated by the team in the 19th Circuit, and can be an inspiration for everyone at GAL!