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Utah State Bar Pro Bono Project

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2013 Law Day


Law Day Celebration will be held at the Little America Hotel on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12p.m.

2013 PRO BONO PUBLICO AWARDS

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS MARCH 15, 2013, 5 P.M.

Thank you for your interest in the 2013 Pro Bono Publico Awards. The pro bono community of Utah seeks to recognize those who have provided or enabled the direct provision of legal services, free of charge, for Utah's most vulnerable citizens - people living in poverty, individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors, minorities and victims of domestic violence. While the obstacles to equal access to justice continue to mount, the willingness of attorneys to help meet the legal needs of the indigent in their communities is important to those in need of service.

Awards will be presented in conjunction with the Law Day Celebration at the Little America Hotel on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12p.m.

A nominee may be a lawyer, law firm or organization, law student, or law school, depending on the category. A nominee may be nominated for more than one category, if applicable. Nominators may make more than one nomination for an award; however a separate form is required for each nomination. Self-nominations are accepted. This is your chance to recognize and thank those who have used their talents to help the needy in Utah.

Please refer to the following award criteria when completing your submission:

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

Each nomination should be for the time frame of January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

1. Must be in good standing with the Utah State Bar (for attorney nominations);

2. Must have made such contributions primarily through organized pro bono programs, legal services programs (as defined by current federal poverty guidelines) or has worked with such organizations to improve the delivery of legal services to the poor;

3. Must have voluntarily contributed a significant amount of time, with no expectation of being paid; and

4. How the attorney has contributed to increased access to legal services for the poor?

AWARD CATEGORIES

Awards will be given in each of the following categories:

Young Lawyer
An attorney that is a member of the Utah State Bar in good standing under 36 years of age and/or a member who has been admitted to the state bar for less than five years, regardless of age who has performed significant pro bono work.

Law Firms
A law firm which has actively and successfully encouraged pro bono service by their attorneys.

Law Students or Law School Group
Any individual law student (enrolled the 2011 school year) that has provided pro bono work beyond the requirements of his/her law school or law school group whose goal is to install the ethical and the professional responsibility to provide legal services to all regardless of income.

NOMINATION FORM DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2013

Click here to download the Nomination Form in .pdf format
Click here to download the Nomination Form in Word format

NOMINATION PROCESS AND AWARDS PRESENTATION

If submitting a hard copy:

One original copy of the completed nomination form and supporting materials (limited to 10 pages, single-sided) must be postmarked by MARCH 15, 2013 and sent to:

Pro Bono Coordinator
Utah State Bar
645 S 200 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

If submitting via email:

The entire nomination including the nomination form and all supporting materials must be submitted in one email communication by midnight March 15, 2013 to: probono@utahbar.org.

If submitted electronically, you will receive a confirmation that your nomination was received within 48 hours.

The awards will be presented in conjunction with the Law Day Celebration at the Little America Hotel on May 1, 2013 at 12 p.m. Winners (and those that nominated them) will be informed via mail and receive invitations to the presentation.

If you have any questions, please call (801) 297-7027.


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