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 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.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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.
What should I consider when nominating?
Selection criteria for the Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards include:
Where can I nominate for an Award?
The Pro Bono Award Nomination Form is available for download on SuperLawyers.com/ProBono during the nomination period. All nominations must be submitted to SLprobono@thomsonreuters.com to be eligible.
When is the deadline for nominations?
The deadline for nominations is in October. The current-year nomination period is not currently open.
What do the Awards entail?
Each recipient will receive 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.
When will the Awards be announced?
The Award recipients are announced in February and the digital magazine is launched in May of each year.
Who are the Award recipients from previous years?
What are the official rules for the Pro Bono Awards?
Click here for official rules and details.
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 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.
How can I contact you if I have more questions about the Pro Bono Awards?
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Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
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