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U.S. District Court Seeks Nominations for Gribbon Award

April 14, 2017

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia seeks nominations for the Daniel M. Gribbon Pro Bono Advocacy Award. Nominees may be an individual or firm that has demonstrated distinguished advocacy before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in a pro bono matter that concluded between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2016. 

Candidates may self-nominate, and non-winning nominations from previous years may be resubmitted if the matter falls within the eligible dates. Nominations, which will be accepted beginning on April 7, 2017, must be in writing, and are limited to six pages in length. Nominations may consist of a brief (no longer than two pages) description of the pro bono matter, as well as letters of support. No pleadings or court filings may be attached. 

The deadline calls for submissions no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, May 12, 2017. Letters of support will also be accepted through 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26, 2017. All nomination documents may be submitted electronically to the member of the D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services responsible for the nominations process, Michael F. Williams. Alternatively, an original plus 10 copies of the nomination may be submitted to be received by the deadline to: Michael F. Williams, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 655 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. 

The family and friends of Daniel M. Gribbon have graciously endowed this award in honor of Dan Gribbon’s lifetime commitment to and strong support of pro bono legal services. The nominations process is managed for the District Court by the D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. Requests for further information should be directed to Standing Committee member Michael F. Williams by telephone at (202) 879-5123 or by email.