Thursday, Jun. 21, 2012
Call for Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards nominations
Deadline is Saturday, June 30
To recognize outstanding commitment to
volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged, the
Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal
Services is seeking
nominations for the 2012 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards.
The deadline for nominations is Saturday, June
The awards will be presented in a
ceremony at the John Adams Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in
conjunction with the American Bar Association's recognition of
National Pro Bono Week.
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.
Nominations should be submitted to: Robert C. Sacco, Esq., The
2012 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards, c/o Lyon & Fitzpatrick LLP,
14 Bobala Road, Fourth Floor, Holyoke, MA 01040. Contact Crystal
Barnes at (413) 536-4000, ext. 122 or [e-mail cbarnes] with questions.
submitted in 2011 remain active for consideration in the 2012
awards program provided that the nominating party submits a letter
restating the intent to nominate the candidate and updating the
narrative with any relevant information. Eligibility for the awards
has been expanded this year to include law schools and law