Nominations Sought for 2012 Harrison Tweed Award

Harrison Tweed

Named for an outstanding leader in the promotion of free legal services to the poor, 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 to poor persons or criminal defense services to indigents.

The ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association will present the 2012 Harrison Tweed Award at the ABA Annual Meeting in recognition of work accomplished during the year beginning April 1, 2011.  Projects that began before that date will be considered if substantial services have been provided between April 1, 2011, and March 31, 2012. Nominations and all supporting materials must be received electronically by the close of business on Monday, April 2, 2012.

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