About the Excellence Awards

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.

Nominations are made in the following categories:

Legal Services Staff

This category is for all staff positions. We are seeking nominations for employees who exhibit excellence and commitment in the performance of the duties of their jobs;

Private Bar

This category is for members of the private bar who display an outstanding commitment to legal aid and the legal needs of low-income Pennsylvanians;

Lay Advocacy

This category is 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.

Community Services

This category is for volunteers and friends who demonstrate exceptional dedication to legal aid. It may include legislators or government officials, clients, community leaders, or others who help promote the mission of legal aid.

Nominations are open to everyone. You do not have to be a member of the legal aid community to submit a nomination. You also do not have to be a member of a particular category to submit a nomination in that category. There is no limit to the number of nominations you may submit.

Nominations usually open in the last quarter of each calendar year for the awards to be made in the spring of the following year.

Specific information on nominations and a submission form will be posted here when nomination open for next year's awards.

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