Access to Justice Awards
Each fall, TALS presents the Access to Justice Awards to recognize individuals who have contributed to Tennessee's equal justice community. See the list of past winners of these prestigious awards.
The Janice M. Holder Award recognizes a professional in private practice, corporate counsel, a public servant or other social service advocate who has advanced the quality of justice statewide by ensuring that the legal system is open and available to all. Click here to learn more about the award and how to nominate someone for the award.
The B. Riney Green Award recognizes and emphasizes the value the access to justice community has for a particular kind of accomplishment – one that promotes inter-program cooperation and strengthens access to justice across the state. Click here to learn more about the award and how to nominate someone for the award.
The New Advocate of the Year Award recognizes those who use their legal skills in an active, creative way that produces outstanding benefits for individual clients and the communities in which they live. Eligible nominees have been with their legal services program for five years or less. Click here to learn more about the award and how to nominate someone for the award.
The 2017 nomination period is now open. The submission deadline is June 23, 2017 by end of business day.
Selection and Presentation of Awards