Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal
Seeks Nominations for 2010 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 2010 Adams Pro Bono Publico
Awards. The deadline for nominations is July 16, 2010.
should be submitted to: Richard McMahon, Esq., The
2010 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards, c/o South Coastal
Counties Legal Services, Inc., P.O. Box 2507, 22 Bedford
Street, 2nd Floor, Fall River, MA 02722-2507.
Contact Jeanne Marcotte at 774-488-5942 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
with questions. Nominations submitted in 2009 remain
active for consideration in the 2010 awards program.
year the prestigious Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards will
be presented in a ceremony at the John Adams Courthouse
on October 27, 2010, in conjunction with the American
Bar Association's recognition of National Pro Bono Week.
in honor of Attorneys John Adams and John Quincy Adams,
the Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards recognize individual
lawyers, small and large 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 services to our Commonwealth's poor and
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:
| volunteer participation in an activity or pro bono program which resulted in satisfying previously unmet needs or in extending services to underserved segments of the population;
|successfully litigated pro bono cases that favorably affected the provision of other services to the poor; and/or
| successfully achieved legislation that contributed substantially to legal services to the poor.
2009, awards were presented to Attorney Andrew P. Cornell
of Cambridge, Attorney Justin H. Dion of Bacon Wilson,
PC in Springfield, and Attorney Margaret M. Pinkham,
Pinkham Busney LLP, formerly of Brown Rudnick Berlack
Israels LLP in Boston.
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 the Committee.