Awards

Pickering Nominations

2020 Nominations are closed

The ABA Senior Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations for the 2020 John H. Pickering Achievement Award, which will be presented on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Bistro Bis in conjunction with the ABA SLD's Spring Meeting and ABA Day in Washington, D.C.

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.

Qualifications

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.

Nomination Process

  • Nominations can be completed (1) online, (2) emailed, or (3) sent by mail.
  • The deadline to submit nominations is January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET.  The deadline will not be extended.
  • 2020 nominees will receive an email notification of their nomination that includes the name(s) of the individual(s) who nominated them.

Requirements

  1. Nomination form. The cover page of nomination materials should be the completed nomination form. Click the button below to download the necessary documents. (Required)
  2. Biography. The second document should be the nominee’s resume or biography, on a single typed page. (Required)
  3. Criteria. In no more than three (3) typed pages, a description of the nominee’s activities and accomplishments that demonstrate how they relate to the high standards of achievement set by John H. Pickering. (Required)
  4. Supporting materials. Additional materials relevant to the criteria for selection may be submitted, such as letters of support (limit 5), articles (limit 3), publications, awards, and recognitions received (all materials limited to 8½ x 11 only.) Please do not submit binders, bound, bulky or repetitious materials.(optional)
  5. Only applications that include all required documentation will be considered. Please submit nomination by no later than January 31, 2020, either online via the link below, by email to Tracey Moore at tracey.moore@americanbar.org, or by mail at ABA Senior Lawyers Division, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654, or online.

DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM

EMAIL NOMINATION

Submit the nomination online below.

To complete the online form you must fill out the questions on page 1 and you will be asked to upload the following documents:

  1. Biography. This should be the nominee’s resume or biography, on a single typed page. (Required)
  2. No more than three (3) typed pages, a description of the nominee’s activities and accomplishments that demonstrate how they relate to the high standards of achievement set by John H. Pickering. (Required)
  3. Supporting materials. Additional materials relevant to the criteria for selection may be submitted, such as letters of support (limit 5), articles (limit 3), publications, awards, and recognitions received. (optional)

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