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Call for Dennison Ray Award Nominees

Friday, April 23, 2004

The NYSBA will present five Denison Ray Awards at the 2004 Legal Assistance Partnership Conference in Albany, New York on June 16. The award is named for career legal activist Denison (Denny) Ray, who served as the executive director of legal services programs in New York and several other states.

Two awards will honor staff attorneys at nonprofit entities that provide civil legal services to low-income clients; and two awards will be presented to staff attorneys who provide criminal defender services as Public Defenders or Legal Aid attorneys. Each individual attorney award winner will receive $250 and a one-year membership in the NYSBA.

In addition, one award will be presented to a nonprofit organization that provides, or facilitates the provision of, civil legal services to low-income and/or disadvantaged clients. The winning organization will receive $1,000, to be used to support pro bono activities

Contact Cynthia Feathers at cfeathers@nysba.org for more information, or click here for nomination form. Deadline for nominations is May 17th.

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