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Nomination Deadline is April 3 for Kimball Award


The nomination deadline is Friday, April 3, for the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2020 Catherine D. Kimball Award for Advancement of the Administration of Justice.

The award, established to honor Catherine D. Kimball, the first woman to serve as chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, is open to both attorneys and judges who have conducted exceptional outreach activities that support the goals and purposes of the judicial branch. These activities may include (but are not limited to) improving services to those who use the Louisiana court system including jurors, witnesses, litigants, attorneys and defendants; improving court facilities; enhancing services to pro se litigants; producing materials for public education; facilitating access to the courts; improving accountability; or hosting conferences, meetings or other outreach efforts that facilitate the exchange of ideas and encourage collegiality within the judicial branch.

In addition to presenting a plaque to the individual, a larger plaque is displayed at the Louisiana Supreme Court to list new recipients of the award.

For more information on the award and to download a nomination form, go to: www.lsba.org/documents/Members/KimballAward2020.pdf.  




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