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Edmund S. Muskie Award 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 and/or public service project may be nominated, so long as a significant number of members of the group belong to TIPS. (TIPS Officers, Immediate Past Section Chair and immediate past and present Public Service Committee members are ineligible.) 

Should you have questions about the application please call Norma Campos at 312.988.5574


2024 Edmund S. Muskie Award
Recipient, James J.S. Holmes

TIPS Chair, Loren D. Podwill, James J.S. Holmes, TIPS Vice-Chair, Marcy Hogan Greer

TIPS Chair, Loren D. Podwill, James J.S. Holmes, TIPS Vice-Chair, Marcy Hogan Greer

“Jim has been recognized with awards for his outstanding dedication to community and public service endeavors,” said TIPS Chair Loren Podwill. “He leverages his significant talents and skills to positively impact individuals from diverse backgrounds through his pro bono initiatives. It is dedicated advocates like Jim who are actively contributing to making the world a better place through their passion and commitment.”  

Edmund S. Muskie
Pro Bono Service Award Recipients

2024 - James J.S. Holmes

2023 - Thomas S. Leatherbury

2022 - Gail Vaughn Ashworth

2016 - W. Scott Welch III

2015 - Joshua D. Lee

2014 - Erin K. Higgins

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

Edmund S. Muskie

Edmund S. Muskie


A lawyer should aspire to render at least (50) hours of pro bono publico legal services per year. In fulfilling this responsibility, the lawyer should:

Provide a substantial majority of the (50) hours of legal services without fee or expectation of fee to:

  • persons of limited means, or
  • charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental and educational organizations in matters which are designed primarily to address