California Bar Journal
CBJ - February 2012 #04.
Do you know a good pro bono lawyer?
The California LawyerFebruary 2012Do you know a good pro bono lawyer?The State Bar of California is seeking nominations for the 2012 President's Pro Bono Awards and the Loren Miller Legal Services Award. Both recognize extraordinary efforts to provide high-quality legal services to low-income Californians. The nominations deadline is Thursday, March 15, and the awards will be presented during the 2012 State Bar Annual Meeting scheduled for October in Monterey.
President's Pro Bono Service Awards
Bar licensees as well as law students who performed extraordinary pro bono service during calendar 2011 are eligible for the 2012 President's Pro Bono Service Awards. Eligible nominees are individual California attorneys, law firms with offices in California, associations of California lawyers, law schools accredited by the American Bar Association or the State Bar and law students, who did not receive compensation or academic credit for the pro bono work. The work must be legal work, not civic or community service in nature.
Recipients of the 2011 Pro Bono Awards included Judith A. Litzenberger, a San Diego solo practitioner; Suesan Gerard, a Los Angeles law student; and the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom firm's LA office, which in 2010 logged more than 16,300 pro bono hours.
Loren Miller Legal Services Award
The Loren Miller Legal Services Award honors one person a...