Each year the Standing Committee on Pro Bono
and Public Service presents five awards to individual lawyers and institutions
in the legal profession that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to
volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.
About the Award
The Pro Bono Publico Awards are presented during a luncheon at the ABA Annual Meeting in August. The awards program seeks to identify and honor individual lawyers and small and large law firms, government attorney offices, corporate law departments and other institutions in the legal profession that have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to our nation's poor and disadvantaged. These services are of critical importance to the increasing number of people in this country living in a state of poverty who need legal representation to improve their lives.
The American Bar Association will present awards to three individual lawyers and two law firms for demonstrating outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged at its Annual Meeting Aug. 8-13 in San Francisco