TIPS Edmund S. Muskie Award Online Nomination Information
The award recognizes TIPS members who have the attributes embodied by Senator Muskie: his dedication to justice for all citizens, his public service, and his role as a lawyer and distinguished leader of TIPS. In addition to individuals, formal or informal groups, such as corporate legal departments or persons working cooperatively on a pro bono project, may be nominated, so long as a significant number of members of the group belong to TIPS. (Only TIPS Officers, Immediate Past Section Chair and immediate past and present Public Service Committee members are ineligible.)
Please attach a resume for the person or group you are nominating and also write a brief narrative describing how the individual or group has provided outstanding pro bono service as defined in Rule 6.1(a) of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (see below), which places particular emphasis on service to low income people. You may also attach supporting materials which might include additional references, letters of support and documentation such as news articles.
The TIPS Council will select one recipient who will receive the Award at the 2016 Spring Section Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Please take the time to make a nomination. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize the good works of many TIPS members.
The Deadline date for Muskie nominations will be December 15, 2015
Click here to nominate an individual for the Muskie Award!
Should you have questions about the application please call Norma Campos at 312.988.5574
Past Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Service Awards Recipients
2013 - Janis C. Puracal
2012 - Peter Antonucci
2010 - Patricia L. McKinnon
2009 - Linda Klein
2008 - Victor Garo
2007 - David Siegal
2006 - Larry P. Schiffer
2005 - A Bruce Jones
2004 - David Deehl
2003 - John P. Buckley
2002 - Robert Edward Hirshon
2001 - Linda E. Rosenzweig
2000 - Steven C. Choquette
1999 - No award given
1998 - Brittan L. Buchanan
1997 - Lisa L. Smith and Alan M. Wishnoff
Past Honor Roll Awardees
2014 – Lyndon Bittle, Joshua D. Lee
2013 – No Award Given
2011 – Jim J.S. Holmes, Peter A. Antonucci, Harmony I. Loube, Susan Holden, Steven G. Hall
2010 – No Award Given
2009 – Jerrilyn T. Malan, George T. Lewsis2008 - Peter Neeson, Michelle Rozovics, Joseph Siprut