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.
The Janice M. Holder Award recognizes a professional whose work in private practice, corporate practice, public service or other social service has made significant contributions in advancing the quality of justice statewide by ensuring the legal system is open and available to all. This award is intended for professionals not focused on daily legal aid advocacy. 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 state-wide collaboration on a project beyond one organization 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 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. Click here to learn more about the award and how to nominate someone for the award.
The 2020 nomination period is now open. The submission deadline is July 20, 2020 by end of business day.
Selection and Presentation of Awards