Annual Pro Bono Awards

Monday, September 13, 2021

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 4:30 p.m., the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts will hold its Eighth Annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony. The event will acknowledge and thank those individual attorneys and law students who have demonstrated a commitment to pro bono legal work. We will also highlight clients who have benefited from pro bono representation. The event will be held by video, with an invitation sent to all ECF users at a later date.

The Court invites individuals to submit a nomination for the District of Massachusetts Pro Bono Award or certifications for the Pro Bono Honor Roll by September 30, 2021.

The District of Massachusetts Pro Bono Award recognizes an individual or entity that has made a substantial commitment to pro bono service worthy of public recognition throughout the District. Anyone who wishes to nominate an individual or entity for this year’s award should submit a nomination by September 30, 2021. A description of the award, criteria, and nomination requirements along with the nomination form is available here. After considering the nominations, if a recipient is selected, the Court will honor the recipient at the ceremony.

In addition, at the event, we will acknowledge attorneys and law students who are eligible for the Pro Bono Honor Roll for providing pro bono services from September 1, 2020, to September 1, 2021. To be acknowledged, attorneys must certify that they have met the specific criteria established by the Court’s Pro Bono Legal Services Advisory Committee. Law students who have met the criteria may submit a certification, along with the acknowledgement of the attorney supervisor. Participation is entirely voluntary. Certifications should be sent to probono@mab.uscourts.gov. by September 30, 2021. In addition to being acknowledged at the event, individuals will receive a certificate of acknowledgement and appreciation for their commitment to pro bono legal work and will be listed on the Pro Bono Honor Roll on the Bankruptcy Court’s website.