United States Bankruptcy Court to Again Honor Its Volunteers

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to call for nominations for its second annual Pro Bono Recognition Awards. These awards recognize the pro bono contributions by individual lawyers, law firms, government attorneys, corporate law departments, law students, law schools, legal service agencies and other institutions in the legal profession that have improved the availability of or delivered volunteer legal services in the District of Massachusetts. Four awards may be given: Western Division, Central Division, Eastern Division and the Cape, Islands/South Coast Region. Nomination guidelines may be found on the court’s website at www.mab.uscourts.gov. The deadline to submit nominations is September 12, 2014.

The Court is also pleased to again acknowledge the commitment of individual attorneys to pro bono legal work. Attorneys who certify that they have met the specific criteria established by the Court’s Pro Bono Legal Services Advisory Committee will receive mention on the Court’s Honor Roll. Participation is entirely voluntary. Those attorneys who submit certifications by October 3, 2014 will receive a certificate of acknowledgement and appreciation for their commitment to pro bono legal work, will be listed on the Pro Bono Honor Roll on the Bankruptcy Court’s website, and will be invited to attend a recognition event at the J.W. McCormack Post Office and Court House on October 30, 2014.