FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017
(Close of Business 6:00 pm ET)
HOW TO NOMINATE: CRITERIA AND NOMINATION FORM
Nominations, via e-format, must be supported by a narrative and appropriate documentation, with the following criteria:
(a) the nominated individual, without regard to ABA membership or nationality, must be a lawyer, member of the judiciary, or a legal academic, who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of LGBT individuals in the legal profession and/or to LGBT legal issues; and
(b) the nominee must epitomize excellence in practice, law-related research and writing or jurisprudence; and
(c) the nominee must exemplify leadership and determination, within and/or outside the LGBT community, or impacting the LGBT community; and
(d) the nominee must have effected change that resulted in a positive impact for the LGBT community and inspired others to act; and
(e) the nominee (absent contingencies such as exile, detention, or restriction on travel due to the circumstances justifying the ward) must agree to be present in person to receive the award when it is presented. No preference is given to a nominee's lifetime body of work over a single event or case. Letters of support of the nominee must also be provided.
Nomination Application Requirements
A. Nomination Form - Complete and submit an online nomination form.
Click here to download a printable version of the application fiorm. (*Please note that the online form/printable form does not yet reflect extended deadline, which is June 30, 2017)
This form must be submitted for new nominations. A nomination form may be considered for two years if the nominee is not an awardee in the first year of nomination and upon confirmation that the nominator wishes to re-nominate the nominee.
B. Nominee's Resume - Include the nominee's resume or biography describing his or her background contributions.
C. Award Criteria Narrative - Describe, in 600 words, how the nominee has made a significant contribution to the advancement LGBT individuals in the legal profession and/or to LGBT legal issues. These contributions may include, but not be limited to:
(1) Excellence in practice, law-related research and writing, or jurisprudence;
(2) Demonstrated leadership and determination, within and/or outside the LGBT community, which positively impacts the LGBT community; or
(3) Participation in efforts to bring about change that resulted in a positive impact for the LGBT community and inspired others to act.
D. Articles and Letters - No more than ten (10) articles and five (5) letters, please.
E. Complete Submission Package - In order to be considered, all of the above items must be received by the Commission by the close of business (6 p.m. ET)July 1, 2016
B. Include the nominator's and the nominee's name in the subject line.
C. Articles can be submitted via live URL links or PDF files.
D. The nomination form and your supporting materials constitute the SOLE basis for the nomination. Please Note, if non-critical information is not available (i.e. the nominee’s age), then you may simply make note of this and submit the nomination form with all available information.
E. Nomination materials will not be returned.