STATE BAR ASSOCIATION SEEKS NOMINEES FOR 19TH ANNUAL
PRESIDENT’S PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS
20 awards will be presented this year
ALBANY--The New York State Bar Association is seeking nominees for
the 19th annual President’s Pro Bono Service Awards. The
prestigious awards are bestowed each year to recognize outstanding pro
bono service and to convey a message to the legal profession and the
general public about the importance of such service in helping to
provide all New Yorkers with equal access to the justice system,
regardless of income. The awards will be presented on Law Day on May 1st
at the State Bar Center in Albany.
A total of 20 awards will be presented. The awards will go to
attorneys who demonstrated outstanding pro bono services in 2008 in each
of the state’s 13 Judicial Districts, to a young attorney who has
practiced for less than 10 years or is under the age of 36, to an
attorney who provided outstanding pro bono service while serving as
in-house counsel or a government attorney, and to a senior attorney.
Four additional awards will be issued to one large firm, one mid-size or
small firm, one law student and a law school group.
Winners will be selected by a committee comprised of the chairs of
the President’s Committee on Access to Justice, the Committee on
Legal Aid, the Pro Bono Coordinators Network and the Director of the
State Bar Association’s Department of Pro Bono Affairs. Nominees
will be judged on the number of pro bono clients served, quantity of
hours, impact of services for clients and impact on the pro bono
Additional information about the awards and a nomination form can be
obtained by visiting www.nysba.org/probono,
or by writing to Pro Bono Affairs, New York State Bar Association, One
Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207, or by calling 518-487-5641. The deadline
for nominations is Friday, March 20.
The 76,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official
statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the largest voluntary
state bar association in the nation. Founded in 1876, State Bar programs
and activities have continuously served the public and improved the
justice system for more than 130 years.
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