Nominations Sought for Extraordinary Pro Bono Service


The MCB’s Pro Bono & Legal Recruitment Committee is now accepting nominations for the Outstanding Individual Attorney and Outstanding Collaborative Project Awards. The Committee will select the recipients, and the awards will be presented at the MCB’s virtual Annual Meeting on May 27, 2021:

Outstanding Individual Attorney
This individual has contributed extraordinary service to the provision of pro bono services for indigents, children, or non-profit organizations by providing legal services directly or by developing programs or projects within the volunteer’s firm.

Outstanding Collaborative Project
This association of MCB members has accomplished 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.

The nomination deadline is April 15, 2021. Nominations should include a description of the pro bono services, the approximate number of pro bono hours, and the impact of the nominee’s pro bono efforts. Please submit your nomination(s) to MCB Associate Executive Director Shannon Reid at sreid@meckbar.org. 

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