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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Eric Friedman
(212) 382-6754

Kathryn Inman
(212) 382-6656

New York City Bar Association Accepting Nominations for 23rd Annual Legal Services Awards

New York, February 9, 2012 – The New York City Bar Association is now accepting nominations for the Twenty-third 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 legal services efforts. A nomination form may also be used and is available here: http://bit.ly/wuKbNC. Please send to the Legal Services Awards Committee, Executive Director’s Office, New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036; or fax (212) 398-6634; or email wabraha@nycbar.org.

For more information, contact Weintana Abraha at the Association, at (212) 382-6624 or wabraha@nycbar.org.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 13, 2012. The Association will honor the winners in June.


About the Association
The New York City Bar Association (www.nycbar.org), since its founding in 1870, 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.