February 1, 2018
Contact: Christina Pateman
Special Projects Coordinator
NEW BRUNSWICK - The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee is now accepting nominations for its 2018 annual award. The Pro Bono Awards recognize members of the New Jersey legal profession who exemplify outstanding commitment to providing legal services to the state’s underserved residents. Notable contributions to pro bono initiatives, as well as the extent to which the nominee provided direct pro bono assistance, will be considered for each award category.
The awards will be presented at the committee's Pro Bono Conference, which will be held during National Pro Bono Week in October.
The award criteria are:
Individual: This category recognizes an individual attorney from each of the following: (1) a solo/small firm (one to five attorneys), (2) a medium-size firm (six to 25 attorneys) and (3) a large firm (larger than 26 attorneys).
Organizational: This category recognizes a law firm, organization, or corporate legal department where the primary purpose is not the provision of free legal services. Both small organizations (two to 25 attorneys) and large organizations (larger than 26 attorneys) may be recognized.
New Attorney: Recognizes an attorney in practice for 10 years or less.
Lifetime Achievement: Recognizes an attorney in practice for 25 years or more. (Additional criteria, include leadership, mentorship and the continuance of pro bono initiatives.)
A complete listing of eligibility criteria can be found here.
Nomination forms, along with the required supporting documents, should be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, April 2 to: Christina Pateman, New Jersey State Bar Association, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, or via email to [email protected].