Nominations for the 2019 Presidential Award are due this Friday, March 15, 2019. Please refer to the details below regarding the nomination process. Thank you!
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award is presented annually to individuals, law firms, or organizations that have made outstanding efforts in improving access to justice in Ohio.
Past recipients include:
- Hon. Luann Cooperrider and Hon. Dean Wilson (2018) for establishing the Perry County Free Legal Clinic in collaboration with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services;
- John P. Gilligan (2017) for his service on the board of the Legal Aid Society of Columbus and his effective fundraising and volunteer work for the organization;
- Paul D. Hancock (2016) for his extraordinary individual volunteer efforts for the Legal Aid of Western Ohio; and
- Hon. Colleen Falkowski (2015) for the creation of the first quarterly legal clinic held in Lake County Courthouse in collaboration with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.
The nomination period for the award is now open. If you would like to nominate an individual, law firm, or organization for outstanding efforts in improving access to justice in Ohio, please submit your nomination by email to Sophia Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, March 15, 2019.
Your nomination should include the name of the individual or organization you are nominating and a brief statement (no more than 250 words) of why the individual or organization should be selected. You may submit more than one nomination. Letters of recommendation are welcomed but not required.
The Foundation Board President will review all nominations and make a final selection.
The Award will be presented on Friday, May 10, 2019, during the Ohio State Bar Association Council of Delegates meeting in Columbus, Ohio.