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ABA Seeking Nominations for 2013 Pro Bono Publico Awards

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service's Pro Bono Publico Awards Subcommittee is accepting nominations for the 2013 Pro Bono Publico Awards.

Each year the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service presents five awards to individual lawyers and institutions in the legal profession that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged. The awards are presented at the Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon during the ABA Annual Meeting in August.

The Pro Bono Publico Awards program seeks to identify and honor individual lawyers and small and large law firms, government attorney offices, corporate law departments and other institutions in the legal profession that have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to our nation's poor and disadvantaged.

Nomination will be accepted until March 8, 2013 in the following two categories:

  • Individuals: Individual attorneys who do not obtain their income delivering legal services to persons of limited means are eligible. (Compensated pro bono coordinators are not eligible.)              
  • Organizations: Small and large law firms, government attorney offices, corporate law departments, law schools and other institutions in the legal profession whose members have collectively made an outstanding contribution toward one or more of the criteria are also eligible.

International pro bono work is eligible for nomination, but domestic pro bono work is given priority by the Awards Subcommittee. No more than five awardees will be selected from those who have excelled consistent with the Criteria set forth in the nomination application requirements.

For more information on Award Nomination Criteria and to submit a nomination, visit http://www.americanbar.org/groups/probono_public_service/projects_awards/pro_bono_publico_award.html. 

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