2019 Annual Conference: Awards



Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination. Our review committee will make its selections soon and notify this year's award recipients. Join on on Friday, November 8, in Detroit for this year's presentations.

  • Charles Dorsey Award – for leadership in civil legal aid
  • Clara Shortridge Foltz Award – for outstanding achievements by public defender programs
  • Emery A. Brownell Award – for achievements by media outlets
  • Mary Ellen Hamilton Award – for clients and low-income community leaders
  • New Leaders in Advocacy Award – for rising attorneys in civil legal aid or indigent defense
  • Reginald Heber Smith Award – for dedicated service and outstanding achievements in civil legal aid or indigent defense


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