Awards

John H. Pickering Achievement Award

John H. PickeringThe 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 in at Fried, Frank, Shriver, Jacobson LLP. He has been honored by The American Lawyer as a 2010 Lifetime Achiever for his life-long commitment to pro bono work 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.  

About the Award
The 2017 John H. Pickering Achievement Award honors the life and acomplishments of John H. Pickering, an outstanding lawyer who was involved in various pro bono activities and law-related societal issues affecting the elderly.  

The award nominees shall have attained the age of 55 years; must be a lawyer or judge (not necessarily a member of the American Bar Association); shall have demonstrated throughout his or her career outstanding legal ability; shall have compiled a distinguished record of dedicated service to the profession and the community at large, and made significant contributions to the furtherance of access to justice for all.  

2017 Award Selection Committee

Chair
Brooksley E. Born

Committee Members
Senior Lawyers Division
Dennis Donnelly
Milton Y. Zussman

Commission on Law and Aging
Patricia Banks 

Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
John K. Uilkema

Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants
Teresa Enriquez

Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service
George T. "Buck" Lewis


John H. Pickering Award Recipients

2017


Robert E.
Juceam

2016

Edward D. "Ned" Spurgeon

2015

Pascal H. Goddard

2014



Hon. Bernice B. Donald

2013

The Hon. U.W. Clemon

2012

Anthony R. Palermo

2011

T. Maxfield Bahner

2010

S. Shepherd Tate

2009

Leigh Middleditch, Jr.

2008

Neal R. Sonnett

2007

Ronald Miller

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