Pro Bono & Children's Law Awards


The Louisiana State Bar Association nominations for the 2018 Friend of Pro Bono Award, Pro Bono Publico Award, Career Public Interest Award, the David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, the Law Student Award and the Children's Law Award are now open. We hope you will help us acknowledge your local pro bono superstars statewide by completing the online nomination forms found at the links below. The deadline to submit a nomination is February 23, 2018. Awards are presented on May 22, 2018 at the LSBA Pro Bono Awards Ceremony at the Louisiana Supreme Court.

TIPs for Nominators
  • It is of utmost importance that you fill in every relevant field of the nomination form.
  • Please submit nominations in a timely manner. Doing so allows ATJ staff time to review your nomination before the submission
    deadline and provide suggestions which may strengthen your nomination.
  • Please complete all relevant questions on each form in a manner which provides the members of the Nomination Review Committee with sufficient information to determine a nominee’s merit for the award.
  • 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 SAVE INFORMATION YOU HAVE ENTERED INTO THE NOMINATION FORM BEFORE LEAVING THAT PAGE. After a period of inactivity, information you have entered may be loss, unless it has been saved.
  • The LSBA has established a preference 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 myltiple documents.

Please note that several awards provide multiple criteria under which the nomination may be made. With these awards, the nominee need not meet all criteria. However, you must provide detailed information for the criteria under which you are making the nomination to ensure that your nominee meets the criteria.
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