September 22, 2003
Citizens Pro Bono Nominations Due Oct. 17Nominations are being accepted for the Citizens Pro Bono Award, which will recognize outstanding volunteer efforts to help provide legal services to those in need. The awards will be presented to a law firm and a legal department at the Philadelphia Bar Foundation's Andrew Hamilton Ball on Nov. 8.
The criteria for award winners are as follows:
- Demonstrated dedication to the development and delivery of pro bono legal services in and around the City and County of Philadelphia;
- Significant contributions toward the development of innovative approaches to the delivery of volunteer legal services;
- Participation in an activity that results in satisfying previously unmet needs for legal services or in extending services to under-served segments of the population;
- Successful litigation of pro bono cases favorably affecting the provision of services to the indigent;
- Successful support of legislation contributing substantially to the provision of legal services to the indigent;
- Significant pro bono activity;
- Length and breadth of pro bono commitment and experience;
- Other significant accomplishments or activities that have improved access to justice for residents of the Philadelphia area impacted by poverty, abuse and/or discrimination.
The 11-member Citizens Pro Bono Award Committee is chaired by Alan M. Feldman. Nominations from all quarters are welcomed and encouraged. Those who wish to nominate law firms or legal departments for the award should send a detailed letter explaining the reason for the nomination (including supporting materials) to: Alan M. Feldman, Esq., Chair, Citizens Pro Bono Award, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Fl., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107. All nominations for the awards must be received by the end of the business day on Friday, Oct. 17. For more information, contact Stephanie Krzywanski at (215) 238-6360.