Super Lawyers Pro Bono Award

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 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards will open in May 2014.

 


 

 

Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards Archive:

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 are an initiative designed to 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. Starting in 2011, the Awards will be granted to multiple recipients annually.

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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.

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What should I consider when nominating?

For attorneys/firms/organizations that have:

  • Handled a matter of legal significance that had profound impact, either by the number of people impacted or by changing or influencing law
  • Enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the poor
  • Created new or expanded means to access the legal system for underrepresented individuals or groups
  • Provided a unique service resulting in significant improvements in the provision of legal services to the needy
  • Gone above and beyond in commitment to pro bono services and demonstrated continuing commitment for the future
  • Made significant contributions in the calendar year

For law students/law clinics that have:

  • Made outstanding contributions to underrepresented groups or public interest causes outside the law school and/or in public service at the law school
  • Contributed significant hours to a pro bono project
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm in their support of a pro bono program
  • Encouraged and promoted a pro bono program
  • Spearheaded a pro bono effort on campus or in the community
  • Made significant contributions in the calendar year

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Where can I nominate for an Award?

The 2013 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 2013 nominations is October 30, 2013.

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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 BonoSuper Lawyers Digital Edition, the Super Lawyers blog, and on our website,www.SuperLawyers.com

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When will the Awards be announced?

The 2013 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Award recipients will be announced in early February 2014.

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Who are the Award recipients from previous years?

Click here to view the stories of the 2012 Pro Bono Award recipients. Click here to view the stories of the 2011 Pro Bono Award recipients. 

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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 amulti-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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