Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Seeks Nominations for 2020 Excellence Awards

Save the Date - 2020 Excellence Awards: March 31, 2020Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is soliciting nominations for its 2020 Excellence Awards. The awards dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Hilton Harrisburg. A social hour will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., immediately followed by a buffet dinner, so please mark your calendar.

The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards honor members and friends of the legal aid community who exemplify excellence in their commitment and accomplishments as advocates for low-income people. A media presentation highlighting the accomplishments of each award recipient will be incorporated into the program. You are encouraged to submit worthy nominations for the following categories:

    We are seeking nominations for employees for all staff positions who exhibit excellence and commitment in the performance of the duties of their jobs.
    We are seeking nominations for members of the private bar who display an outstanding commitment to legal aid and the legal needs of low-income Pennsylvanians.
    We are seeking nominations for volunteers and friends who demonstrate exceptional dedication to legal aid and the needs of low-income people. It may include legislators or government officials, community leaders, or others who help promote the mission of legal aid.
    We are seeking nominations for client leaders, organizational partners, or others who have donated significant time and energy to the mission of legal aid and the needs of low-income people.

Nominations for the 2020 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards should be submitted online at

Additional information about the 2020 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards can be found on our website,, under the Programs and Initiatives tab.

Properly completed paper nomination forms are also acceptable, however all forms must follow the format on the attached form and should include the necessary information and supporting documents. Nominations are open to everyone, and there is no limit on the number of nominations you may submit. 

Nominations are due by Friday November 1, 2019.

The Awards Committee will look for specific examples of excellence and will take into consideration commendation letters, relevant news clippings or other documents that strengthen the nomination. Nominations should be submitted online or can also be sent by mail, fax, or e-mail.

Nominations must be received no later than Friday, November 1, 2019:

PLAN Awards Committee
118 Locust Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101
Fax:  717-233-4088

While past recipients of the award are eligible to receive it again, historically repeat awards have never been awarded in an individual capacity. If you have a question as to whether someone you would like to nominate has been a past recipient, you can find a list on the PLAN, Inc. website at:

If you have other questions, please contact Natalie Bogerman at (800) 322-7572 or (717) 236-9486, ext. 207 or by e-mail at

Online Nomination Form
Download Nomination Form (MS Word) (PDF)

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