Nominations Sought for Extraordinary Pro Bono Service
The Mecklenburg County Bar welcomes nominations for the 2014-15 MCB Extraordinary Pro Bono Service Awards - Outstanding Individual Attorney and Outstanding Collaborative Project. The awards will be presented during the MCB Bar Leadership Dinner in January 2015.
Outstanding Individual Attorney
Criteria: Has contributed extraordinary service to provision of pro bono services for indigents, children or non-profit agencies by providing legal services directly or by developing programs or projects within the volunteer's firm.
Outstanding Collaborative Project
Criteria: An association of MCB members that has done any one or combination of the following:
Contributed an extraordinary amount of pro bono services directly to indigents, children, or non-profit agencies serving indigents or children; or
Provided an extraordinary impact for justice to indigents, or children, or developed particularly innovative or enduring projects or programs that serve indigents, children, or non-profit organizations that serve indigents or children; or
Demonstrated a dramatic improvement in its pro bono services to indigents, children, or non-profit organizations that served indigents or children in the previous year.
All nominations should be submitted via e-mail or fax before December 31, 2014 to MCB Lawyer Volunteer & Community Services Coordinator Shannon Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704/333-6209. Nominations should include types of volunteer work performed, the number of pro bono hours worked (if known) and the impact of the nominee’s volunteer work. Any attorney or law firm may submit nominations.