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In furtherance of SJC Rule 6.1, Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service, the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services annually presents the  Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards to honor Massachusetts lawyers, law students, small and large law firms, government attorney offices, corporate law departments, law schools or other institutions in the legal profession that demonstrate outstanding and exceptional commitment to providing volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged. The awards are presented in a ceremony at the John Adams Courthouse.

2014 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

Awards Notice Seeking Nominations pdf format of 2014 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards Notice

Press Release: Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee Seeks Nominations for 2014 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

Please note that eligibility for the awards was expanded two years ago to include law schools and law students, including those law students who are graduating in 2014.  Also, nominations submitted in 2013 remain active for consideration in the 2014 awards program provided that the nominating party submits a letter restating the intent to nominate the candidate and updating the narrative with any relevant information. The awards will be presented at the Supreme Judicial Court on October 21, 2014 in conjunction with National Pro Bono Week, as designated by the American Bar Association

The deadline for submitting nominations is July 3, 2014.

Past Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards