Awards and Recognition

Recognition of the contributions made by volunteers is essential to the success of pro bono programs as a strategy for retaining current and recruiting new pro bono lawyers. There is an additional benefit that results from the positive publicity the program receives through its awards program.


Past National Celebrations of Pro Bono featured many recognition programs and events. Examples include:


Meals and Receptions

Event Title: State Bar of Michigan Awards Banquet

Sponsoring Organization: State Bar of Michigan

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Contact Information:

Event Title: Breakfast with the Best - A Decade of Legal Advocacy

Sponsoring Organizations: Washington Appleseed

Location: Seattle, WA

Contact Information: Washington Appleseed

Event Title: Jazz for Justice

Sponsoring Organization: Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida

Location: Orlando, FL

Contact Information:

Event Title: Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service's Celebrate Pro Bono Awards Reception

Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

Location: Baltimore, MD

Contact Information: Stephanie Austin;




Sponsored by Bar Associations, Judiciary, Pro Bono Organizations, Law Firms or Law Schools


Event Title: Atlanta Bar Association Celebrating Service Luncheon and Pro Bono Fair

Sponsoring Organization: Atlanta Bar Association

Location: Atlanta, GA

Contact Information: Atlanta Bar Association

Event Title: Thanks A Latte

Sponsoring Organization: Jefferson County Bar Association, Jefferson County Bar Association Pro Bono Program

Location: Beaumont, TX

Contact Information: Cindy Torrans;

Event Title: Champions Of Justice Luncheon

Sponsoring Organization: Nevada Legal Services

Location: Reno, NV

Contact Information: Renee Kelly;