Nominations are Open for our Annual Excellence Awards

2022 Excellence Award Nomination graphicWe’re currently seeking nominations for our 2022 Excellence Awards. Each year, our Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of friends, members, and partners of the legal aid community who have gone above and beyond in their work on behalf of marginalized and vulnerable populations.

Nominations are open to everyone, and there is no limit on the number of nominations you may submit. Recipients are chosen based on their commitment, dedication, and effort to improving the availability and quality of civil legal services in Pennsylvania. Letters of recommendation, relevant news articles, and other documents that support the nomination are taken into account when selecting award recipients.

We’re accepting nominations for the following categories:


This category recognizes legal aid attorneys, paralegals, and support staff of civil legal aid programs.


This category recognizes members of the private bar.


This category recognizes the work of government officials, volunteers, and other members of the community.


This category recognizes client leaders, organizational partners, and other individuals and groups that demonstrate a commitment to serving the legal needs of low-income Pennsylvanians.

While previous award recipients are eligible for an award, past award status will be considered. You may refer to our list of former Excellence Award winners if you are unsure about whether someone has received an award in the past.

Nominations should be submitted using our online form. Paper nomination forms are also acceptable and can be sent by mail or fax to:

PLAN Awards Committee
The Louise Brookins Building
118 Locust Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Fax: (717) 233-4088

Nominations close on Friday, October 29, 2021.  

Please join us for our Excellence Awards Dinner on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at the Hilton Harrisburg.

We are pleased to welcome Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5), co-chair of the Congressional Access to Civil Legal Aid Caucus, as our Keynote Speaker.

The evening will begin with a social hour from 5-6pm. After the reception, guests are invited to join us for a banquet dinner where we will present the recipients with their awards and a commemorative video highlighting their accomplishments.

Check out our sponsorship and advertising opportunities for ways to support civil legal aid and the extraordinary accomplishments of our 2022 Excellence Award Winners.

For inquiries about the Excellence Awards, please contact Brianna Bosak at or call (717) 710-3840.

Excellence Award Nomination Form (MS Word) (PDF)

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