The Tanya Neiman Pro Bono Professional of the Year Award
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.
To be eligible for this award, the nominee must be a NAPBPRO member for at least one year. 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. The nominator need not be a NAPBPRO member.
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.
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.
Anyone may nominate or recommend a candidate for the William Reece Smith Jr. award. Neither nominator nor nominee must be a NAPBPRO member.