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D.C. Bar Accepting Nominations for 2021 Annual Awards

January 29, 2021

The District of Columbia Bar is seeking nominations for its annual awards recognizing some of its most outstanding members and exceptional contributions made in 2020. The awardees will be honored at the 2021 Celebration of Leadership on June 24. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 15

Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:

Frederick B. Abramson Award — Recognizes a D.C. Bar committee or project that, through innovation, initiative, or unusual dedication, has resulted in a significant benefit to the Bar and its individual members. 

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

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.

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

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 or organizations serving them.

For more information about the Pro Bono Awards, visit www.dcbar.org/about/awards or contact Matthew Stephen at [email protected]. Self-nominations from law firms or individuals are welcome. Please email [email protected] if you plan to submit a pro bono award nomination.

Nominations may be submitted through the D.C. Bar’s website or by email to [email protected].  

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