October 05, 2015
Deadline Oct. 9: Andrew Hamilton Award
The Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Andrew Hamilton Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 9.
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. 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 should be sent either by mail to: Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.