NLADA Seeks Nominations for Beacon of Justice Award Honoring Pro Bono Representation in the Area of Immigration

  • 8/9/2010
  • National Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • Source: Pennsylvania

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association invites you to nominate a law firm for the 2010 NLADA Beacon of Justice Award honoring law firms across the country who have devoted considerable resources and have made a significant impact on the lives of immigration clients.

Eligible law firms include those who have provided direct pro bono legal representation, including paralegal pro bono hours, or have been engaged in law reform efforts between January 1, 2009 and April 30, 2010. Law firms will be selected based on the impact of their representation of immigration clients.

The Beacon of Justice Award acknowledges the critical role that pro bono efforts play in ensuring equal access to justice. The National Legal Aid & Defender Association is pleased to recognize law firms that have provided pro bono work that has made a significant impact in the area of immigration. While organizations are not eligible for the Award, they are welcome to nominate a law firm.

Beacon of Justice Award Nominations

Complete the 2010 Beacon of Justice Award Application and send along with attachments to Tiffany Payne Merklinger, director of development, via email  or fax 202-872-1031.

The deadline for application submission is August 27, 2010. Law firms can nominate themselves or organizations can nominate law firms. Questions? Call Tiffany Payne Merklinger at (202)452-0620 X232.

The Beacon of Justice Award will be awarded at the upcoming NLADA Exemplar Award Dinner honoring Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States and Rick Cotton, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of NBC Universal on October 6, 2010 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.

Click here for more information about the Exemplar Award Dinner

Beacon of Justice Award Nomination Form

  • Immigration