John H. Pickering Achievement Award
The award honors the life and accomplishments of John H. Pickering, an outstanding lawyer who was involved in a wide variety of pro bono activities and law-related societal issues affecting the elderly. This award is also cosponsored by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants.
The award nominees must be lawyers or judges, though not necessarily members of the American Bar Association, who demonstrate outstanding legal ability; and have compiled a distinguished record of service to the profession and their communities, resulting in significant contributions to improving access to justice for all.
Our 2017 winner
The winner of the 2017 John H. Pickering Achievement Award is Robert E. Juceam, a consistent champion of robust pro bono programs and access to justice for vulnerable groups. Mr. Juceam is of counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. He has been honored by The American Lawyer as a 2010 Lifetime Achiever for his life-long commitment to pro bono representation and advocacy for immigrants. He is a past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, past chair of the ABA Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law, and a founding member of the American Immigration Council.