Nominations Sought

 2009 Harrison Tweed Award Nominations Open

The ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association invite nominations for the 2009 Harrison Tweed Award.

The Harrison Tweed Award will be presented at the 2009 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago in recognition of work accomplished during the year beginning April 1, 2008.

The award honors state and local bar associations that develop or significantly expand projects or programs to increase access to civil legal services to poor persons or criminal defense services to indigents.Projects that began prior to that date will be considered if substantial services have been provided between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009.

 Nominations must be received by April 1, 2009.

A full description of the award, past recipients and nominating procedures are available at harrisontweedinfo.html or by contacting Tamaara Piquion at mail to: or 312/988-5767.


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