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NYS Bar Association Seeks Nominations for the 2010 Denison Ray Awards

Thursday, March 04, 2010

The New York State Bar Association is pleased to call for nominations for the 2010 Denison Ray Awards. The award, named in memory of Denison Ray, a career legal activist who led legal services programs in New York and other states, is intended to recognize the extraordinary commitment of public service attorneys who provide zealous and skilled representation to low income and disadvantaged clients. Two awards will honor staff attorneys at nonprofit entities that provide civil legal services and two awards will be presented to staff attorneys employed by Public Defender, Conflict Defender, and/or Legal Aid Offices that represent indigent defendants in criminal court proceedings. Established in 2006, an award also will be presented to a director of a civil legal services, criminal defender, or pro bono program. In addition, an award will be presented to a non-profit organization that provides, or facilitates the provision of civil legal services to low income and/or disadvantaged clients. The deadline date for nominations is April 23, 2010. For more information contact probono@nysba.org or visit our website at www.nysba.org/probono.

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