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Deadline: Local Bar Affiliate Pro Bono Award Applications Due

September 8

The YLD Pro Bono Award recognizes the public service or legal aid performed by a young lawyer (younger than 36 or who has not practiced for more than five years in any jurisdiction) who provides outstanding contributions to those in need of legal services. A nominee must be admitted to practice in Florida.

The term Pro Bono is derived from the phrase pro bono publico meaning “for the good of the public.” The purpose of this award is to encourage more Florida young lawyers to freely contribute their time and expertise in providing legal services to people in their community who cannot otherwise afford those services. In some instances, this will include legal services to charitable organizations that serve the poor. The emphasis of this award is on legal service to the poor.

Attachments: It is mandatory to attach a letter or statement from the nominator explaining why the nominee deserves this award. It is optional to attach materials from third parties, such as photographs, articles, or additional letters in support; however, all submissions shall be limited to five (5) attachments accompanying the nomination, and all nominations shall not exceed a total of ten (10) pages.

The completed online application is due by September 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. Submission of the application will go to Awards Chair Ryan Gilbert (rlgilbert@gmail.com) with a copy to Section Administrator Tom Miler tmiller@floridabar.org.

+ Online Application Form


September 8
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