SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT STANDING COMMITTEE
ON PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES INVITES NOMINATIONS FOR
ADAMS PRO BONO PUBLICO AWARDS
recognize outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services
for the poor and disadvantaged, the Supreme Judicial Court’s
Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services is seeking
nominations for the 2006 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 21, 2006..
should be submitted to: Richard McMahon, Esq., The
2006 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards, c/o New Center
for Legal Advocacy, Inc., 18 Main Street Extension, 3rd
Floor, Plymouth, MA 02360. For further information,
contact Alison Fallon at (508) 746-2777, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations submitted in 2005 remain active for consideration
in the 2006 Awards program.
in honor of Attorneys John Adams and John Quincy Adams,
the Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards honor individual lawyers,
law firms, government attorney offices, corporate law departments,
and other institutions in the legal profession in Massachusetts
that have “enhanced the human dignity of others by
improving or delivering volunteer legal service to our
Commonwealth’s poor and disadvantaged.”
Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services will select
awardees from among those who have excelled in providing
volunteer services in one or more of the following ways:
(1) volunteer participation in an activity or pro bono
program which resulted in satisfying previously unmet needs
or in extending services to undeserved segments of the
population; (2) successfully litigated pro bono cases that
favorably affected the provision of other services to the
poor; (3) successfully achieved legislation that contributed
substantially to legal services for the poor.
year, awards were presented to Mark I. Berson, president
of Levy, Winer & Berson, P.C. in Greenfield; Retired Probate & Family
Court Judge Edward M. Ginsburg, founder of Senior Partners
for Justice; and the Boston law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn,
Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., with special recognition
to Attorneys Susan J. Cohen and Grant Sovern for their
work on behalf of the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation
in August 1999, the Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal
Services works to promote volunteer legal work in Massachusetts
to help people of limited means who are in need of legal
representation, in accordance with SJC Rule 6.1, Voluntary
Pro Bono Publico Service (“for the public good”).
Attorney Mary Ryan of Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP chairs
Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards