Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards


The Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards honor those in the legal profession that exemplify excellence in practice in service of others through delivery of volunteer legal services to the poor, underrepresented or exploited. Awards are given out on a yearly basis to attorneys, firms, law students, law schools and other legal organizations based on pro bono efforts accomplished in the calendar year. 

Each Award recipient will receive a monetary award as well as editorial coverage in a special Pro Bono Super Lawyers Digital Magazine, the Super Lawyers blog, and on our website, SuperLawyers.com.

Please note that pro bono service is uncompensated. For official rules and details, click here. 

 


NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 PRO BONO AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN

Now taking nominations for pro bono services completed from Nov. 1, 2013 through Oct. 31, 2014. 

 

Nomination Form          To nominate for the 2014 Pro Bono Awards, download and complete the Nomination Form. To submit, email the completed form to SLprobono@thomsonreuters.com

 

All nominations are due by 11:59 pm CST on Friday, October 31, 2014. 

Please note that pro bono service is uncompensated. For official rules and details, click here. 

 


2013 PRO BONO SUPER LAWYERS DIGITAL MAGAZINE

        

In this special pro bono edition, you can read about the nine exceptional individuals and groups honored with a 2013 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Award who are making a difference with their pro bono efforts.

 

 

 

Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards Archive:

2013 Pro Bono Award Recipients

2012 Pro Bono Super Lawyers Digital Magazine

2012 Pro Bono Award Recipients

2011 Pro Bono Super Lawyers Digital Magazine

2011 Pro Bono Award Recipients

 


 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the Pro Bono Awards?

Who is eligible to receive an Award?

What should I consider when nominating?

Where can I nominate for an Award?

When is the deadline for nominations?

What do the Awards entail?

When will the Awards be announced?

Who are the Award recipients from previous years?

What are the official rules for the Pro Bono Awards?

How are the Pro Bono Awards different than selection to a Super Lawyers list?

How can I contact you if I have more questions about the Pro Bono Awards?

 


 

What are the Pro Bono Awards?

The Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards recognize individual lawyers, law firms, law students, law schools and other institutions in the legal profession across the country that exhibit excellence in practice through the delivery of free legal services to the poor, underrepresented or exploited. The Awards are granted to multiple recipients annually, starting in 2011.

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Who is eligible to receive an Award?

Any legal professional or law student involved in significant pro bono efforts is eligible to receive an Award. Law students must study at an ABA accredited law school in the United States. Only legal residents of the U.S. and D.C. who are 18 years of age or older at the time of nomination are eligible for an Award. Potential candidates cannot be employed by an organization whose primary purpose is the provision of free legal services to the poor. For official rules and details, click here.

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What should I consider when nominating?

Selection criteria for the 2014 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards include:

  • Legal Effort - The significance of the pro bono effort in terms of profound impact, either by the number of people impacted or by changing or influencing law.
  • Influence - Enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the needy.
  • Significance - Created new, expanded or unique means to access or improve the legal system for underrepresented individuals or groups.
  • Personal contribution - Went above and beyond in commitment to pro bono services, making significant contributions from November 1, 2013 through October 31, 2014.

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Where can I nominate for an Award?

The 2014 Pro Bono Award Nomination Form is available for download on SuperLawyers.com/ProBono. All nominations must be submitted to SLprobono@thomsonreuters.com to be eligible. 

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When is the deadline for nominations?

The deadline for 2014 nominations is October 31, 2014.

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What do the Awards entail?

Each recipient will receive a monetary award as well as editorial coverage in a special Pro Bono Super Lawyers Digital Magazine, the Super Lawyers blog, Super Lawyers social media sites and on our website, www.SuperLawyers.com

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When will the Awards be announced?

The Award recipients are announced in February and the digital magazine is launched in May.

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Who are the Award recipients from previous years?

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What are the official rules for the Pro Bono Awards?

Click here for official rules and details.

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How are the Pro Bono Awards different than selection to a Super Lawyers list?

Nominations for the Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards are distinct and not related to nominations for the Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. The Pro Bono Awards are strictly for individuals or organizations who exemplify excellence in pro bono services. They are given annually to professionals and organizations and involve a monetary award and recognition. The Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists include outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas around the country who have been selected through a multi-phase selection process.

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How can I contact you if I have more questions about the Pro Bono Awards?

For additional questions, email us at slprobono@thomsonreuters.com.

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