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JBA Young Lawyers Section Seeks Nominations for the YLD Pro Bono Award

Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Carla Ortiz
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JBA Young Lawyers Section Seeks Nominations for The Florida Bar YLD Pro Bono Award

 

The Florida Bar's YLD Pro Bono Award recognizes the public service or legal aid performed by a young lawyer (younger than 36 or who has not practiced for more than five years in any jurisdiction) who provides outstanding contributions to those in need of legal services.

 

The term Pro Bono is derived from the phrase pro bono publico meaning "for the good of the public." The purpose of this award is to encourage more Florida young lawyers to freely contribute their time and expertise in providing legal services to people in their community who cannot otherwise afford those services. In some instances, this will include legal services to charitable organizations which serve the poor. The emphasis of this award is on legal service to the poor.

 

The Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section is in the process of considering potential nominees to submit for this award. Should you have any suggested nominees to be submitted by the YLS, please send those suggestions via e-mail to Jessica Mathis (jeb@dawsonorr.com) and Ashlea Edwards (ashlea.edwards@gray-robinson.com). Otherwise, feel free to nominate a young lawyer on behalf of your firm or otherwise. Please submit all completed nomination applications via e-mail to Alex Palermo (alex.palermo@syniverse.com) and Lindsay Tygart (llt@cokerlaw.com) with a copy to Tom Miller (tmiller@flabar.org). A link to all of the current Florida Bar Pro Bono Service Award applications can be found here.

 

Click here to download the Nomination Cover Sheet for The YLD Pro Bono Award. The completed application is due by Friday, August 31, 2018, at 5 PM.

 


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