Harrison Tweed Current Award Winners
The ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants
& The National Legal Aid and Defender Association
Congratulate the Winner of the 2014 Harrison Tweed Award!
The Colorado Bar Association
the San Juan County (New Mexico) Bar Association
The Colorado Bar Association and the San Juan County Bar Association will each receive a 2014 Harrison Tweed Award for achievement in preserving and increasing access to legal services for those living in poverty. The Colorado Bar Association is being recognized for its Colorado Flood Relief Program, which provided limited legal assistance to flood victims impacted by the devastating Colorado floods last year. The San Juan County Bar Association is being honored for its successful efforts to provide pro bono legal services in a remote, rural area of New Mexico.
The award, given annually by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, will be presented during the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston on Friday, August 8th, at a joint luncheon of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, National Association of Bar Executives and National Conference of Bar Foundations.
The Harrison Tweed Award was created in 1956 to recognize the extraordinary achievements of state and local bar associations that develop or significantly expand projects or programs to increase access to civil legal services for those living in poverty or criminal defense services for indigents.