October 26, 2006
Public Interest Section Seeks Nominees for Andrew Hamilton AwardThe Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association is looking for nominees for the annual Andrew Hamilton Award. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 27.
Nominees must be a legal services advocate or public defender employed by, or associated with, an organization whose purpose is to serve persons who cannot afford to pay for legal representation, or, be a public-interest lawyer working with a nonprofit organization serving a charitable or public interest purpose.
In addition, nominees must have substantial experience in legal services, indigent defense or public interest law and must currently be employed in one of these capacities. In particular, members of the selection committee will consider such factors as personal vision and commitment; critical nature of the problems addressed by the nominee's advocacy; innovative nature of the nominee's work; outcomes and results achieved through effective advocacy; the difficulty of achievement; and community commitment.
Nominations are encouraged and should include the individuals name, address and a brief statement describing his or her qualifications. All nominations should be mailed to Robert C. Heim at Dechert LLP, Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.