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Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards


The Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards honored those in the legal profession that exemplified excellence in practice in service of others through delivery of volunteer legal services to the poor, underrepresented or exploited. Awards were given out on a yearly basis from 2011 to 2014 to attorneys, firms, law students, law schools and other legal organizations based on pro bono efforts accomplished in the calendar year. 

Each Award recipient received editorial coverage in a special Pro Bono Super Lawyers Digital Magazine, the Super Lawyers blog, and on our website, SuperLawyers.com. 



2014 PRO BONO SUPER LAWYERS DIGITAL MAGAZINE

In this special pro bono edition, you can read about the eight exceptional recipients honored with a 2014 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Award who are making a difference with their pro bono efforts. 

 

 

Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards Archive:

2014 Pro Bono Award Recipients

2013 Pro Bono Super Lawyers Digital Magazine

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 were the Pro Bono Awards?

Who was eligible to receive an Award?

What was considered when nominating?

What did the Awards entail?

Who are the Award recipients from previous years?

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

 


 

What were the Pro Bono Awards?

The Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards recognized individual lawyers, law firms, law students, law schools and other institutions in the legal profession across the country that exhibited excellence in practice through the delivery of free legal services to the poor, underrepresented or exploited. The Awards were granted to multiple recipients annually, from 2011 to 2014.

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Who was eligible to receive an Award?

Any legal professional or law student involved in significant pro bono efforts was eligible to receive an Award. Law students must have studied at an ABA accredited law school in the United States. Only legal residents of the U.S. and D.C. who were 18 years of age or older at the time of nomination were eligible for an Award. Potential candidates could not have been employed by an organization whose primary purpose was the provision of free legal services to the poor. 

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What was considered when nominating?

Selection criteria for the Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards included:

  • 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 during the calendar year.

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What did the Awards entail?

Each recipient received 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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Who are the Award recipients from previous years?

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

Nominations for the Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards were distinct and not related to nominations for the Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. The Pro Bono Awards were strictly for individuals or organizations who exemplify excellence in pro bono services. They were given annually from 2011-2014 to professionals and organizations and involved editorial 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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For additional questions, email us at slprobono@thomsonreuters.com.

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