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John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award Online Application

Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014

Criteria

    This award foster awareness of the need for involvement of the private bar in delivering legal services to low-income people. Each year, we recognize a Michigan lawyer who has made a significant pro bono contribution to this effort.

Instructions

    Please answer each question as thoroughly as possible. If you require more space than provided, please submit additional information by e-mail to Robert Mathis at rmathis@mail.michbar.org, please note in your e-mail the name of the award and the nominee's name.

    Supporting nomination letters should be e-mailed to Robert Mathis at rmathis@mail.michbar.org, faxed to his attention at (517) 372-0401, or sent by mail. Please note in your communication the name of the award and the nominee's name.

      Mr. Robert Mathis
      John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award
      State Bar of Michigan
      306 Townsend St.
      Lansing, MI 48933-2012
      Phone: (517) 346-6412

Application

  Name of Nominee:
  Title:
  Firm or Organization:
  Address:
  Phone: Fax:
  e-Mail:

Name of Nominator:
Title:
Firm or Organization:
Address:
Phone: Fax:
e-Mail:

Explain clearly how the nominated individual made pro bono contributions in Michigan, in terms of:

  • Cases handled
  • Time spent/expenses incurred on pro bono activities
  • Encouragement and support of pro bono activities
  • Committee or program involvement


Please provide a complete resume that includes dates of:

  • Service to and on behalf of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Other service to the legal profession
  • Service to the public
  • Any awards the nominee may have received

Optional: List news, magazine, radio, and TV features about the nominee’s accomplishments (do not submit actual articles or DVDs).
State date/page and media e.g. 12/12/07, p. 12, Lansing State Journal, "Lawyer Begins TLC Program in Schools"

Please provide a letter written by the nominator explaining why the nominee should be considered for the award. The letter should be signed by the nominator and any additional supporters. One dated and signed letter is required, it can be e-mailed to Robert Mathis at rmathis@mail.michbar.org, faxed to his attention at (517) 316-7204, or sent by mail. Please note in your communication the name of the award and the nominee's name.

Mr. Robert Mathis
John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award
State Bar of Michigan
306 Townsend St.
Lansing, MI 48933-2012
Phone: (517) 346-6412

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Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014

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