Past Award Winners


Harrison Tweed Past Award Winners

2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994


2012 AWARDEES

San Mateo County (California) Bar Association
Recognized for the Private Defender Program, its model assigned counsel program that is the indigent defense system for the county

San Antonio Bar Association

Honored for its Community Justice Program, which provides neighborhood-based legal services to the poor in a wide range of areas and enables lawyers, judges, court reporters, court clerks and interpreters to render volunteer services

To view the award winning call for nomination submissions of these bar associations, click on the files below.

San Mateo County Bar Association Nomination Submission

San Antonio Bar Association Nomination Submission


2011 AWARDEES

The Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

Recognized for its Pro Se Project, which is a collaboration between the U.S. District Court and the Minnesota Chapter to increase access to justice and address the challenges of civil pro se litigants, with the vast majority of those served through the project being persons of limited means

To view the award winning call for nomination submission of this bar association, click on the file below.

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association


2010 AWARDEES

Tennessee Bar Association

Recognized for the results achieved through its “Justice 4 All Campaign” to increase access to legal services for the poor through a four-prong approach: educate, collaborate, participate and legislate. 

Washington State Bar Association

Honored for its role in providing funding for the provision of civil legal services and for its Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project.

To view the award winning call for nomination submissions of these bar associations, click on the files below.

Tennessee Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

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2009 AWARDEES

North Carolina Bar Association

Recognized for its innovative “4ALL” campaign to increase access to legal services for the poor through a four-prong approach: educate, legislate, donate and participate

Philadelphia Bar Association (PA)

Honored for its role in creating, supporting and sustaining the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Pilot Project, which saved hundreds of low-income homeowners from the loss of their homes

To view the award winning call for nomination submissions of these bar associations, click on the files below.

North Carolina Bar Association (PDF)

Philadelphia Bar Association (PDF)

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2008 AWARDEES

Monroe County Bar Association (NY)

Recognized for its leadership and fundraising efforts that resulted in the four civil legal services providers in the county being housed in one location.

Houston Bar Association (TX)

Honored for its Equal Access Initiative, which is an organized campaign to increase by 25% in each of five years the number of cases handled by pro bono lawyers through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program (HVLP).

To view the award winning call for nomination submissions of these bar associations, click on the files below.

Monroe County Bar Association (NY)

Houston Bar Association (TX)

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2007 AWARDEES

Boston Bar Association (MA) and Massachusetts Bar Association

Recognized jointly for their long standing commitment to the funding and provision of quality legal services to the poor in Massachusetts in both criminal and civil matters.

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2006 AWARDEES

 

Baton Rouge Bar Association (LA)

Recognized for its efforts to establish and administer a legal assistance hotline to serve Louisiana residents in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Minnesota State Bar Association

Honored for its development of the Katrina Relief Task Force, which provided support and relief to the legal services communities and clients affected by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama

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2005 AWARDEES

Lafayette Parish Bar Association (LA)

Recognized for its successful fundraising efforts that has enabled the local pro bono program to expand its level of service, while providing the local legal aid program with much needed additional staff

New York State Bar Association

Honored for its leadership role in developing statewide standards to ensure the quality of mandated representation

Cleveland Bar Association (OH)

Recognized for its initiatives to increase pro bono participation and improve the delivery and coordination of pro bono legal services

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2004 AWARDEES

State Bar of Georgia

Recognized for its efforts to reform Georgia's indigent defense system

Mecklenburg County Bar (NC)

Honored for its development and support of the Volunteer Lawyers Program's Project PillowTex and Pro Bono for Non-Profits Program

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2003 AWARDEES

Santa Clara County (CA) Bar Association

Honored for its fundraising efforts on behalf of local legal services providers, including $400,000 through a private bar campaign, and for increasing pro bono participation by its members

New York County Lawyers Association

Recognized for its vision and tenacity in successfully pursuing the goal of increasing the compensation rates paid to assigned counsel in New York City

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2002 AWARDEES

Atlanta Bar Association

Recognized for providing critical leadership and support in developing and maintaining the Truancy Intervention Project, a pro bono effort through which children in truancy or educational neglect cases are provided with free legal assistance, as well as mentors

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Honored for its extraordinary efforts in creating and maintaining a comprehensive, coordinated emergency assistance pro bono project for the victims of the World Trade Center attacks and their families

State Bar of Texas

Recognized for its outstanding leadership and commitment to increasing access to justice for the indigent in both criminal and civil matters through a variety of efforts including championing state legislation that enacted sweeping reform of the state's indigent defense procedures and taking a leadership role in the development of the Texas Equal Access to Justice Commission

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2001 AWARDEES

State Bar of California

Recognized for its collaborative efforts in obtaining the first state appropriation for legal services in the amount of $10 million and seeking to increase it, for addressing the needs of unrepresented litigants and for supporting the important work of legal services programs in the state

Brooklyn Bar Association

Honored for providing critical leadership and support to the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the only borough-wide pro bono program in Brooklyn, which has grown from 85 volunteers to more than 1000, and has assisted more than 6,000 clients in a variety of matters including family law, domestic violence, bankruptcy proceedings and wills

Oregon State Bar

Recognized for its innovative approaches to improving the delivery of legal services to the poor by developing a "legal links" website, providing computer kiosks for clients in legal aid offices and producing a series of public access television shows, as well as for its success in obtaining state legislative funding for legal services

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2000 AWARDEES

Alameda County Bar (CA)

Recognized for providing leadership in the creation of a new civil legal services delivery system in the San Francisco Bay Area. The bar association played an instrumental role in forming Bay Area Legal Aid, building consensus and support for this new, consolidated program among the various organizations providing legal help in the Bay Area

Delaware State Bar Association

Honored for an extraordinaryily successful 1999 fundraising campaign on behalf of state legal services providers, yielding more than twice the amount that had been raised in even the best prior years

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1999 AWARDEES

Washington State Bar Association

Recognized for its significant leadership roles, in partnership with the state's legal services providers, in planning and implementing a comprehensive, integrated state-wide system for providing civil legal services for the poor

Saginaw County Bar Association (MI)

Honored for the development of a multi-faceted program to broaden access to justice in the region, which included strong financial and other support for staff legal services offices provided through the 395-member bar association, considerable pro bono service by private attorneys and significant involvement of the judiciary in the program

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1998 AWARDEES

State Bar of Michigan

Honored for its extraordinary institutional commitment to equal access to justice, adopted as a major goal of the entire organization, and for allocating substantial financial and staff resources to support activities in pursuit of that goal

Forsyth County Bar Association (NC)

Recognized for a creative program joining several strategic partners in a carefully structured program to establish and operate the Domestic Violence Advocacy Center

Dallas Bar Association (TX)

Honored for bridging institutional boundaries to undertake an effective joint venture -- a new alliance with Legal Services of North Texas to establish and operate the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

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1997 AWARDEES

Bar Association of San Francisco

Recognized for the Volunteer Legal Services Program’s efforts to assist immigrants, the disabled, the elderly, the homeless and families impacted by welfare reform and changes in Social Security

Gaston County Bar (NC)

Honored for its efforts to recruit more than 70% of the attorneys in the county to take pro bono cases through the Gaston County Volunteer Lawyers Program. In addition, the program dramatically increased the total pro bono hours contributed by over 60% over the average contributed during the previous five years

King County Bar Association (WA)

Recognized for their new initiatives and expansion of existing programs in response to federal funding cuts and restrictions

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1996 AWARDEES

New York State Bar Association

Honored for developing an increased statewide grassroots lobbying effort for continued Legal Services Corporation funding and obtaining a substantial state appropriation for legal services while enhancing its strong pro bono activation effort

Philadelphia Bar Association

Recognized for their efforts in obtaining $2 million in state funding for legal services, sensitizing a key senator about legal services and developing additional funding sources for local public service programs

Jacksonville Bar Association (FL)

Honored for obtaining $150,000 in funding for legal services from the city government

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1995 AWARDEES

Harrisonburg/Rockingham Bar Association (VA)

Recognized for the outstanding leadership and commitment given to establishing and operating an effective rural pro bono program

Virginia Bar Association

Recognized for its outstanding leadership and support given to establishing and generating the Pro Bono Hotline

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1994 AWARDEES

York County Bar Association and the Asian-American Bar Association of the Delaware Valley

Honored for their enormous humanitarian efforts in providing legal assistance to incarcerated Chinese refugees

District of Columbia Bar

Recognized for re-evaluating and effectively redesigning its substantial effort to provide pro bono legal services to the poor

Minnesota State Bar Association

Honored for its exhaustive efforts over 14 years to improve the availability of legal services to low-income persons

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