October 22, 2013

Stewardship Award

ABA Award for Excellence in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship

This award was established in 2002 to recognize and honor the accomplishments of a person, organization, or group that has distinguished itself in environmental, energy, and resources stewardship.

The Section is pleased to announce Dr. Daniel Walsh, as the recipient of the 2013 American Bar Association Award for Excellence in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship. This award recognizes achievement or leadership in areas of sustainable development or environmental, energy, or resources stewardship.

Dr. Daniel Walsh, founding Director of the New York City Office of Environmental Remediation (NYCOER), which runs the NYC Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) — the first municipally-run voluntary Brownfield remediation cleanup program in the United States. A cornerstone of the Program is a 2010 landmark agreement with the State of New York that provides State liability protection for developers who use the NYCOER Program. Dr. Daniel Walsh is also Adjunct Professor at Columbia University at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and The Earth Institute.

While nominees are likely to be a lawyer and/or law related organizations, this is not a requirement for nomination. Nominees may be lawyers, industry managers, public officials, non-government organization members, policy analysts, educators, or any other person who has demonstrated significant achievement or leadership or organizations that have demonstrated similar significant achievement or leadership. Persons and organizations active in sustainable development, environmental, energy, and resources stewardship, and environmental, energy, and resources law in the United States and abroad may submit nominations. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Current Section Council members and officers and ABA staff are not eligible for the award.

Send the following materials, using the guidelines below, by June 17, 2013. The required nomination package will include:

1) Nomination Form - nominee and nominator names, addresses, firm/company, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address;

2) Nominee’s Resume/Biography - nominee’s resume or similar summary document detailing the candidate’s or organization’s professional and volunteer accomplishments;

3) Nomination Narrative - a description of the specific accomplishment(s) that demonstrate significant achievement for which the nominee is being nominated and the time frame;

4) Supporting Material - supporting documents of no more than 25 pages (excluding published articles), such as published articles by the nominee or organization, copies of media coverage of the accomplishments, proofs of past public recognition, or other materials that directly support the nomination;

5) Letters of Support - minimum of three letters of support from other individuals who can attest personally to the accomplishments for which the candidate or organization is nominated; and

6) Nominator Statement - the nominator also must explain his or her familiarity with the nominee or organization and the accomplishments in question and provide brief biographical information about the nominator.