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Reminder for Pro Bono Recognition Awards Nominees

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to call for nominations for its sixth annual Pro Bono Recognition Awards. These divisional 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. Five awards may be given: Western Division, Central Division, Eastern Division, the Cape, Islands/South Coast Division and the District of Massachusetts Award. Nomination guidelines and forms may be found here. The deadline to submit nominations is August 23, 2019.

The Court is also pleased again to acknowledge the commitment of individual attorneys and law students 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. Law students who have met the criteria may submit a certification, along with the acknowledgement of the attorney supervisor. Participation in the Court’s Honor Roll is entirely voluntary.

Those attorneys and law students who submit certifications by October 10, 2019, 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 United States District Court, Harold D. Donohue Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Worcester on October 17, 2019.

Submit divisional award nominations via email to Andrea O’Connor at
Submit Honor Roll certifications via email to