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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Eric Friedman
(212) 382-6754
Kathryn Inman
212-382-6656

NYC Bar Association Accepting Nominations for the 21st Annual Legal Services Awards

New York, February 17, 2010 - The New York City Bar Association is now accepting nominations for the Twenty-first Annual Legal Services Awards. The award is designed to recognize the efforts of lawyers and non-lawyers who have, for an extended period during their career, devoted themselves to the provision of free civil legal services on a full-time basis to indigent persons.

Letters of nomination should fully identify the nominee and describe his or her outstanding civil legal services efforts. Please address nomination letters to the Legal Services Awards Committee, Executive Director’s Office, New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036; fax (212) 398-6634.

Nomination forms are available on the home page of www.nycbar.org.

For more information contact Gabrielle Brown at the Association, (212) 382-6624 or email: gbrown@nycbar.org.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 29, 2010. The Association will honor the winners in May.

About the Association

The New York City Bar Association (www.nycbar.org) was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.