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.