ABA Giving Day
The inaugural ABA Giving Day is set to occur on Thursday, October 29, and will focus on programs that are countering the impact of COVID-19 and championing racial justice across America. Held in conjunction with Pro Bono Week, ABA Giving Day is an opportunity for members to give their time and/or charitable dollars to causes addressing these challenging legal issues. It also informs our members about the important work the ABA does every day and offers an opportunity to support these powerful efforts.
Donors will be able to choose to donate to the following eight programs on Giving Day:
- ABA Race Equity and Justice Fund
- ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
- ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
- ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
- ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty
- ABA Commission on Domestic Violence
- ABA Commission on Immigration
- ABA Free Legal Answers
To make a contribution, visit givingday.americanbar.org on or before October 29 to make an online gift in support of one or more of the projects. To make a gift to more than one project, make a separate gift to each project you wish to support.
The awards presentation will now be held in early December 2020. The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, October 30, 2020.
The GPSolo Difference Makers Awards recognize extraordinary individuals who “make a difference” by breaking down barriers and through community service, pro bono work, and service to the profession. Visit the Difference Makers Awards webpage for answers to frequently asked questions and a list of past winners.
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2020.
Difference Maker: This award honors a deserving individual who is an attorney or non-attorney: (a) who has made a difference in the local community, and (b) who lives in the local geographic area where the Division is meeting and where the Difference Makers Awards program is being held.
Making a Difference by Breaking Barriers: This award honors an attorney living or deceased who broke barriers for gender, color, disabilities, or sexual orientation.
Making a Difference Through Community Service: This award honors an attorney living or deceased who made a significant lifetime contribution to the local community through community service (not necessarily through bar work or pro bono work per se).
Making a Difference Through Pro Bono Work: This award honors an attorney, law firm, corporate legal department, government attorney office, or institution in the legal profession that has made an outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged. (Recognizes an outstanding local attorney or group that does pro bono work.)
Making a Difference Through Service to the Profession: This award honors an attorney living or deceased who made a significant contribution to the legal profession through service to the profession (i.e., frequent activities in bar associations, committees, and services).