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People are doing great things in northwest Ohio to support equal justice. Please help us recognize them for their hard work and commitment to helping others with an Access to Justice Award.

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), and the Toledo Bar Association (TBA) Pro Bono Legal Services Program want to publicly recognize extraordinary service in the public interest by attorneys and community leaders in northwest Ohio. The awards will be presented at the Access to Justice Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Attendees include colleagues of individual recipients, as well as supporters of legal services in northwest Ohio. The Access to Justice Awards Steering Committee is looking for nominations for this year's awards.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 17, 2017.

If you have questions regarding the nomination process, please contact Patti Robb at (419) 930-2517.

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Please complete this form describing how the nominee meets the criteria for the Public Interest Law Award or the Community Advocacy Award, accompanied by brief biographical information. Support materials can include resumes, newspaper or newsletter articles, videos, etc. Specific information about the nominee is more helpful than general comments.

Attachments may be included at the bottom of this form.

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Public Interest Law Award

Note that representation over time and the pro bono nature of the work are considered when selecting this award recipient.

1. Describe how the individual or firm you are nominating represents or has represented clients who are persons of color or have a disability, or are disadvantaged.

2. Please describe how the individual or firm you are nominating has made a significant or lasting benefit to the clients represented.

3. Describe the urgency, difficulty, or novelty, along with the impact of the work provided.


Community Advocacy Award

This award is intended to recognize advocacy and community organizing, rather than direct provision of human services.

1. Describe the grass roots organizing, public education, or community advocacy performed by the individual or organization you are nominating.

2. How does this work benefit low-income, disadvantaged persons, or communities?

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