Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Bankruptcy Pro Bono Award

By Rebecca F. Redwine

Is there a member of your firm or a fellow attorney who should be recognized for his or her pro bono service this year? Have you participated in pro bono projects throughout the year?

If so, please consider submitting a nomination for the 2018 Bankruptcy Pro Bono Award!

The Pro Bono Committee for the Bankruptcy Law Section is now seeking nominations for the 2018 Pro Bono Award to be presented at the 41st Annual Bankruptcy Institute in Pinehurst Nov. 2-3. The outstanding individual achievement award will be given to at least one Bankruptcy Section member who has actively participated in pro bono activities during 2018. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 to Rebecca F. Redwine (rredwine@hendrenmalone.com). Please see the nomination form that can be downloaded via this link for more information. Self and third-party nominations will be accepted. We look forward to honoring this year’s award winner in Pinehurst!

FAQs

Q: Who can be nominated?

A: North Carolina Bar Association members in good standing and Bankruptcy Section members in good standing.

Q: Can I nominate myself?

A: Yes

Q: Can I nominate more than one person?

A: Yes

Q: Do nominees have to be members of the Bankruptcy Section?

A: Yes

Q: When are nominations due?

A: Oct. 19, 2018

Q: What is the criteria for selecting the 2018 Bankruptcy Pro Bono Award winner?

A: The outstanding individual achievement award will be given to at least one Bankruptcy Section member who has actively participated in pro bono activities, such as volunteering with Lawyer on the Line, direct representation of indigent or low-wealth clients or direct community service efforts during the period beginning Jan. 1, 2018 and ending Dec. 31, 2018. The nominee must be a North Carolina Bar Association member and Bankruptcy Section member in good standing.

Q: Will I be notified if the person I nominate is selected?

A: Yes

Q: When will the winner be notified?

A: The award will be presented at the Annual Meeting at the 41st Annual Bankruptcy Institute on Nov. 2, 2018.

Q: Who has received the Pro Bono Award in the past?

A: 2017 – Matthew Crow; 2016 – Jennifer Bennington; 2015 – Ciara Rogers