Pro Bono & Children's Law Awards Nominations

The Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Publico and Children’s Law Awards celebrate the best in the legal profession by acknowledging those attorneys and other public interest professionals who have gone beyond their professional duties to ensure access to our legal system for those without the ability to hire an attorney.

Nominations are now open for the 2020 awards in the following categories:

  • Career Public Interest Award
  • David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Friend of Pro Bono Award
  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Law Student Award
  • Century Club Award
  • Children’s Law Award

We hope you will help us acknowledge your local pro bono superstars statewide by completing the online nomination form linked below. Please read the guidelines fully before starting a nomination.

Important Dates:

  • The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

  • Awards will be presented Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the LSBA Pro Bono Awards Ceremony at the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Guidelines for Nominators

  • It is of the utmost importance that you fill in every relevant field of the nomination form with sufficient information for the Nomination Review Committee to determine a nominee’s merit for the award.

  • Please submit nominations early, if possible. Doing so allows ATJ staff time to review your nomination before the submission deadline and provide suggestions which may strengthen your nomination.

  • For your convenience, nominations can be made over several visits to our nomination website. You can start a nomination form and then return to finish it or edit information previously entered.

  • PLEASE REGULARLY SAVE INFORMATION YOU HAVE ENTERED INTO THE NOMINATION FORM. After a period of inactivity or if you leave the page, information you have entered may be lost unless it has been saved.

  • The LSBA has established that a recipient should not receive the same award in consecutive years for substantially the same or similar activities.

  • Unless otherwise specified, nomination information should focus on pro bono work or efforts completed in the past 12 months.

  • Nominees should not have been compensated for the efforts or initiatives for which they are nominated, nor should the work have been completed in the general course of their employment.

  • The nomination form allows you to include only one attachment. If you wish to include multiple attachments, you may create a zip file or a pdf file that contains multiple documents.

  • Several awards provide multiple criteria under which the nomination may be made. Unless otherwise specified, the nominee need not meet all criteria. However, you must provide detailed information for the section under which you are making the nomination to ensure that your nominee meets that particular criterion.

Submit your nominations here!

Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600