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D.C. Bar Seeks Nominees for 2020 Annual Awards

January 2, 2020

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 25, 2020. The annual awards will recognize contributions made in calendar year 2019.

The D.C. Bar is accepting nominations by March 2 for the following awards:

The 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 Bar 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 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.

The D.C. Bar is also seeking nominees for the following Pro Bono Awards:

The Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award honors an attorney for his or her 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 commends 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.

For more information about the Pro Bono Awards or to submit a nomination, please email Connie Sinclair. Self-nominations from individuals or law firms are welcome.

Award nominations may be submitted in one of the following ways: (1) online; (2) by email to [email protected]; or (3) in hard copy to Executive Office, District of Columbia Bar, 901 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Electronic submissions are encouraged.