Thursday, Jun. 10, 2010
Call for Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards nominations
Deadline is Friday, July 16
In furtherance of SJC Rule 6.1,
Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service, the SJC Standing Committee on
Pro Bono Legal Services will present awards to individual lawyers,
law firms, government attorneys, corporate law departments and
other institutions in the legal profession that have demonstrated
outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and
disadvantaged including CPCS, legal services or similar providers
who conduct non-program pro bono work. The awards will be presented
in a ceremony at the John Adams Courthouse on Oct. 27, in
conjunction with the American Bar Association's recognition of
National Pro Bono Month.
Awardees will be selected from those
who have excelled in providing volunteer services in one or more of
the following ways:
Volunteer participation in an
activity or pro bono program which resulted in satisfying
previously unmet needs or in extending services to underserved
segments of the population;
Successfully litigated pro bono cases
that favorably affected the provision of other services to the
Successfully achieved legislation
that contributed substantially to legal services to the poor.
Submit a brief narrative explaining
how the candidate meets the criteria for the Adams Pro Bono Publico
Award. Specify the nature of the pro bono contribution and
identify those who have benefited.
Information that would be helpful
includes principal areas of practice, the number of years
practicing law, hours spent on pro bono activites, other public
service contributions, educational background, supporting documents
and bar association activites.
Include up to three letters of
support, if available, from individuals and organizations aware of
the candidate's pro bono contribution.
- Nominations submitted in 2009 remain active for consideration
in the 2010 awards program.
- Nominations should be received by Friday, July 16.
- Submit all materials to: Richard McMahon,
Esq., The 2010 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards, c/o South
Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc., P.O. Box 2507, 22 Bedford
St., 2nd Floor, Fall River, MA 02722-2507, or contact Jeanne
Marcotte at (774) 488-5942 or at [e-mail jmarcotte], if you have any