Access to Justice Awards

Each fall, TALS presents the Access to Justice Awards to recognize individuals who have great contributed to Tennessee's equal justice community. This year, TALS is pleased to announce the addition of a third Access to Justice Award -The Janice M. Holder Access to Justice Award. 

The nomination period is now closed. Winners will be announced in August 2014.

The Janice M. Holder Award recognizes an individual 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.

An ad hoc awards committee selects award winners. The awards will be presented Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in conjunction with  Equal Justice University.

Past Award Winners

Visit our Past Access to Justice Winners page to see previous winners of both 2013 Access to Justice Award Winnersthe B. Riney Green Award and the New Advocate of the Year Award.

(Pictured at right, Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services Executive Director Ann Pruitt, 2013 B. Riney Green Award Winner Harrison McIver III,  2013 New Advocates of the Year Emily O'Donnell and Charity Miles Williams, Mayor AC Wharton, Jr., Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee and 2013 B. Riney Green Award Winner Gordon Bonnyman.)


 

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