2012 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards Now Open

Thumbnail image for ProBonoLogo2012_wSL.jpgSuper Lawyers is pleased to announce its second annual Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards. The awards honor individual lawyers, law firms, law students, law schools, government attorney offices and other institutions in the legal profession that exhibit excellence in pro bono services that aid the poor, disadvantaged or exploited.

"At Super Lawyers we consistently tell the stories of lawyers doing incredible work. But even we were taken aback by the number and caliber of nominations we received for last year's inaugural Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards," says Super Lawyers publisher Cindy Larson. "We are delighted to have the opportunity again to highlight the inspirational stories of attorneys making a significant difference with their pro bono efforts."

You can read all about our first class of award recipients in our special digital edition. You'll meet John Rafferty, who, as a student at Villanova Law School, went above and beyond in his efforts to combat human trafficking. Amelia McCarthy, a lawyer from Wisconsin, spent two years in public service in Africa. And you'll get a glimpse inside a case that lawyers at Los Angeles-based Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern took on, in which legal precedent was set within bankruptcy law for same-sex couples.

Perhaps one day we'll be writing about you, too--nominations for the awards will remain open until October 31, 2012. The recipients will be announced in January 2013, and will receive a monetary award as well as editorial coverage in a 2013 edition of Super Lawyers magazine.

To learn more about the awards and nominate, click here.