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The criteria were revised in 2007 to include the following points:
The nomination form one must fill out to submit a nomination includes the following sections:
The nomination period for the 2017 Award is now OPEN. Submit your nomination by filling out the Brown Award Nomination Form. The deadline for 2017 Award nominations is December 2, 2016.
The ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services reviews the nominations and selects the Brown Award recipient. The Award is presented during the ABA Midyear Meeting.
Meritorious Recognition Awards may be granted to additional nominees at the Committee's discretion. The Committee reserves the right not to present the Award in a given year.
Suitable nominees will be included in the Committee publication Profiles of Moderate Income Delivery Programs and featured on the Committee's website.
In addition to the Committee’s determination of the Brown Award recipient, the Committee sponsors Brown Select to give the general public the opportunity to vote for their favorite nominee online, elevate the awareness of the Award and advance insights into the work of the nominees. Voting for the 2017 Brown Select winner will begin after December 2, 2016 - please check back then. Click here to view the 2016 Award nominees and winner.