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Call for Nominations for D.C. Bar Annual Awards

March 8, 2018

The District of Columbia Bar will honor some of its most outstanding members and exceptional projects at the Celebration of Leadership: The D.C. Bar Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting on June 12, 2018. Awards will recognize contributions made between April 2017 and March 2018.

Nominations are invited for the following awards:

The Bar Project of the Year/Frederick B. Abramson Award recognizes a Bar Committee or project that, through innovation, initiative or unusual dedication, has resulted in a significant benefit to the Bar and its individual members.

The Community of the Year Award honors the Community that best exemplifies professional service to its members, its area of practice, and to the citizens of the District of Columbia,through its educational programs, professional activities, involvement in current issues and legislation, and member communications.

The Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award honors a lawyer for their excellence, achievement, and commitment to providing legal services to the District’s low income and/or disadvantaged individuals and/or organizations serving such individuals.

The Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award recognizes a law firm for its excellence, achievement, and commitment to providing legal services to the District’s low income and/or disadvantaged individuals and/or organizations serving such individuals.

The Voluntary Bar Association of the Year Award recognizes the D.C. chapter of a Voluntary Bar Association that provides exemplary service to its members, the legal profession and/or the District of Columbia community, through programming, community outreach, special initiatives, and/or professional activities.

More information about the Pro Bono Awards can be found at www.dcbar.org/awards. Or, you may contact Katherine Lugo at klugo@dcbar.org.

Past award winners may also be found at www.dcbar.org/awards. Self-nominations from law firms or individuals are welcomed.

Award nominations may be submitted online at www.dcbar.org/awards or by email to annualawards@dcbar.org.