The Wise Owl says . . .

The 2009 SC Bar Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year award nominations are OPEN!

You may remember that just last year we wanted someone to be FAMOUS. And then, Philip A. Middleton was awarded 2008 PRO BONO VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR!

Click here for the application.

Please note that the nominations must be postmarked by FEBRUARY 5, 2010.

You may nominate an individual or organization.

And be sure to include details about the criteria:

(a) Demonstrated dedication to the development and delivery of legal services to the poor through a pro bono or other volunteer program.
(b) Contributed significant work toward developing innovative approaches to delivery of volunteer legal services.
(c) Participated in an activity that resulted in satisfying previously unmet legal needs or in extending services to underserved segments of the population.
(d) Successfully litigated pro bono cases that favorably affected the provision of other services to the poor.
(e) Successfully achieved legislation that contributed substantially to the delivery of legal services to the poor.

The award will be announced in mid-February and presented at the SC Bar Foundation Gala on Thursday, March 11, 2010.

Stay tuned!