New Advocate of the Year Award: Access to Justice Award

PURPOSE

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 are attorneys and paralegals who work with a provider (LSC or non-LSC funded) of civil legal aid to low-income people, who have been employed by their program less than five years. 

HOW TO NOMINATE SOMEONE

To nominate someone click here to complete the form and provide a narartive that describes specific examples of the kind of affirmative, energetic, effective advocacy that this award seeks to recognize. Please be advised, this award is not just a “good person” award, but recognizes a specific kind of accomplishment: affirmative, creative, effective advocacy (litigation or other activities). If appropriate, feel free to attach up to three documents supporting the nomination, such as additional nomination letters, news articles, opinions, client comments, commendations, etc.

Email your supporting documentation to Joy Reed.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

The 2021 nomination period is closed.

Past Award Winners

2020                Danielle Woods

 

2019                Lucy Boateng & Benjamin Danford

 

2018                Vanessa Bullock

 

2017                Christina Magrans- Tillery

 

2016                Zac Oswald

 

2015                Robert Downs

 

2014                Charles E. McDaniel II

 

2013                Charity Miles Williams & Emily O’Donnell

 

2012                Adrienne Kittos

 

2011                Shayla Purifoy

 

2010                Katie Evans & Chris Coleman

 

2009                Craig Barnes & Spring Miller

 

2008                No Award Given

 

2007                Dawn Gerhardt

 

2006                McKenna Cox and Sharmila Murphy

 

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New Advocate of the Year Award: Access to Justice Award

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