Events

2020 Volunteer Recognition & Awards Program

The Exceptional Service and JPS Guiding Hand of Counsel Awards

The Exceptional Service and JPS Guiding Hand of Counsel Awards

On September 24th, the Project will celebrate the work of its volunteer attorneys and capital defender partners at the 2020 Volunteer Recognition & Awards Program!

The event will be held virtually this year, so please check back throughout the summer for further details.

Exceptional Service Award

Every fall, the Project celebrates volunteer lawyers at its Volunteer Recognition & Awards Dinner. Pro bono firms are nominated by their colleagues for exceptional service to death row prisoners and honored with the Exceptional Service Award.

This year's Exceptional Service awards will be presented to two outstanding volunteer law firms, DLA Piper and Dorsey & Whitney.

John Paul Stevens Guiding Hand of Counsel Award

The Project also recognizes the extraordinary efforts of individual lawyers with the John Paul Stevens Guiding Hand of Counsel Award, which was first presented to Justice Stevens in 2011. 

This year's Guiding Hand of Counsel Award will be presented to Meaghan VerGow of O'Melveny & Myers.

Read more about the awards and learn about past award recipients here.

Sponsors

Sponsorship of this event provides us with critical funding that allows us to continue our work year-round. Learn about sponsorship opportunities here.

To make a tax-deductible financial contribution to the Project and become a part of our life-saving work, you can make a donation online or visit our donation page for additional options.

Look Back: 2019 Volunteer Awards Dinner

Look Back: 2019 Volunteer Awards Dinner