The New Leaders in Advocacy Award honors rising attorneys who exhibit extraordinary leadership early in their careers as civil legal aid or indigent defense advocates.

Rebecca Vallas, National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives

The Reginald Heber Smith Award recognizes the dedicated service and outstanding achievements of a civil legal aid or indigent defense attorney while employed by an organization supporting such services.

Nzinga Hill, Orleans Public Defenders (Defender)

Victor Geminiani, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice (Civil Division)

The Clara Shortridge Foltz Award commends a public defender program or public defense delivery system for outstanding achievement in the provision of services to indigent defendants.

The Bronx Defenders

The Charles Dorsey Award honors an individual who has provided extraordinary and dedicated service to the equal justice community and to organizations that promote improving access to justice for low-income people.

Ramon Arias, Bay Area Legal Aid