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PRO BONO AWARD

The Call for Nominations is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations!

General Information 

The NAPABA Pro Bono Award recognizes an attorney or a team of attorneys for outstanding achievements in pro bono service that (1) involved impact litigation to advance or protect civil rights or (2) provided direct legal services to individuals in the furtherance of the administration of justice. The subject matter and difficulty of the case(s) or matter(s) and time expended are factors considered in selecting the award recipient.

Examples of pro bono service may include, but are not limited to, commitment to a complex criminal habeas appeal or difficult civil rights case, routine representation of immigrant clients in cases that might affect their quality of life, or successful advocacy for legislation that improves the delivery of pro bono legal services.

The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2016 at 5 p.m. EDT.

Selection Criteria

The award recipient will be selected on the basis of the following factors:
  1. Outstanding achievements in pro bono service that:
    • Involved impact litigation to advance or protect civil rights; or
    • Provided direct legal services to individuals in the furtherance of the administration of justice.
  2. Demonstrated dedication to pro bono projects through:
    • Subject matter and difficulty of the case(s),or matter(s); and
    • Time expended on the case(s), or matter(s).
  3. Consideration of NAPABA’s Mission to:
    • Serve as national voice for the Asian Pacific American legal profession;
    • Promote justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans; and
    • Foster professional development, legal scholarship, advocacy, and community involvement.
      Only individual attorneys or a legal team are eligible for this award. Organizations and law firms are not eligible.

Required Material 

The following information must be provided for each nominee (or team of nominees) in order for a nomination to be considered:

  1. Completed Nomination Form (self-nominations are acceptable);
  2. Current CV or resume of the nominee(s);
  3. Statement detailing work performed with case summaries (maximum of 2 pages); and
  4. Copies of reported decisions, news clippings, or published opinions, if any. (This is helpful, but not mandatory.)

Questions? 

Contact Jonathan Widjaja at jwidjaja@napaba.org.