Wednesday, February 6, 2013 is the deadline for nominations for the 2013 Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year Award. Any Colorado paralegal can be nominated for the award; the recipient will be honored at the Colorado Paralegal Day reception on May 2, 2013. The recipient will also be honored by the Colorado Supreme Court in April.
The nomination form is available on the CBA website. Completed nomination forms should be submitted to Lauren Eisenbach. Forms must include contact information for the nominee and the nominating individual, as well as a short description of the paralegal’s activities that qualify him or her for the Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year award.
Nominations will be evaluated by a panel of judges and community members. Nominees will be evaluated on whether they have assisted in providing legal services to people who could not otherwise afford those services, whether the nominee enhanced the provision of pro bono services to the community, whether the nominee exhibits a true dedication to pro bono work, and the quality of the legal services provided. It will not be a quantitative evaluation but rather will focus on dedication to furthering pro bono legal services.