Awards

The TANYA NEIMAN Pro Bono Professional of the Year 

The Tanya Neiman Pro Bono Professional of the Year Award honors the memory of Tanya Neiman, the former director of the Volunteer Legal Services Program of San Francisco. Read more about the life and work of Tanya Neiman here.

The award is presented to a Pro Bono Professional who has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to civil pro bono services delivery, given exceptional service and achieved outstanding results. Persons working in the smallest rural program to the largest urban program are equally eligible for this award.

Eligibility 

The nominee must be a NAPBPRO member for at least two years and have been with his/her program for at least two years. Persons who are currently on the Executive Committee or are seeking a seat on the Executive Committee are not eligible for nomination during that year.

Nomination Process 

Please submit a nomination form by Friday, MARCH 31, 2017, and provide any additional information considered relevant.  Note: for an editable form which you can fill out online, save to your directory, and attach in an email, be sure to open in Acrobat Reader.

Click here for Past Award Winners (1989-2015) 

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The WILLIAM REECE SMITH JR. Special Services to Pro Bono Award 

The William Reece Smith Jr. Special Services to Pro Bono Award is presented to an individual(s) who have made outstanding commitments to and positive impacts on the institutions or systems of providing pro bono legal services. The award was first presented in 1992 with Mr. Smith being the first recipient.

Purpose

This award is intended to recognize the efforts of those who, on a national, regional or statewide basis, bring about innovations, generate support for, provide assistance to or have other positive influence on the systems or networks of providing pro bono legal services. The award is to honor those who elevate, enhance or make easier the work of the pro bono professionals and volunteer attorneys.

Who Can Nominate?

Any member of NAPBPRO may nominate or recommend a candidate for the William Reece Smith Jr. award. Nominees need not be NAPBPRO members.

Nomination Process

Please submit a nomination form by Friday, MARCH 31, 2017, and provide any additional information considered relevant.  Note: for an editable form which you can fill out online, save to your directory, and attach in an email, be sure to open in Acrobat Reader. 

The decision to present the award and to whom it should be awarded shall be within the discretion of the NAPBPRO Executive Committee. 

Click here for Past Award Winners (1992-2015) 
All nominations and accompanying information must be received by MARCH 31, 2017

Email nominations to:

with "NAPBPRO Award Nomination" in the subject line.

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