SJC calls for Adams Pro Bono Publico Award nominations
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 30.
The awards will be presented in a ceremony at the John Adams
Courthouse on 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
- 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 poor; and/or
- 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.
Nominations 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 students.