February 7, 2011
Dear Potential Nominator:
The New York State Bar Association is pleased to call for nominations for the 21st Annual President’s Pro Bono Service Awards. Each year the Association is privileged to recognize those who have made an outstanding contribution providing free legal services to low-income individuals in New York State. On January 27th, the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association approved changes to the eligibility criteria for some of these distinguished awards and increased the number of award categories. To view the revised criteria and other details about each of these awards click here.
Kindly share this information with your colleagues and others in your community and encourage nominations. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to recognize the significant pro bono contributions made by your colleagues by submitting a nomination on their behalf.
If you have any questions or require additional nominating forms, please contact the Department of Pro Bono Affairs at (518) 487-5641 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The awards will be presented on Monday, May 2, 2011 in Albany, New York. Nominations may be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com or by regular mail to the Department of Pro Bono Affairs, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207. Nominations must be received by close of business March 31, 2011. To download a copy of the Nominations brochure go to: www.nysba.org/2011PPBSA. I look forward to honoring the recipients of the President’s Pro Bono Service Awards.
Stephen P. Younger