New Advocate of the Year Award: Access to Justice 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.
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.
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