Call for 2020 Award Nominations

Call for Nominations: Goodman, C.B. King, and Legal Worker Awards
DEADLINE: July 1, 2020

We are opening the nomination period for Ernie Goodman, C.B. King (Law Student), and Legal Worker Awards. Please consider nominating a Guild attorney, law student, or legal worker who you have worked with! See below for details on each award. Please email Traci Yoder at traci@nlg.org with any questions about the awards or the nomination process.

2020 ERNIE GOODMAN AWARD NOMINATION

Each year at the National Lawyers Guild Convention, the Ernie Goodman Award is awarded to a Guild lawyer whose career and life’s work engaged them in legal struggle against financial, political or social odds to obtain justice on behalf of those who are poor, powerless or persecuted (or, most likely, a combination of these). The Guild lawyer receiving the award shall be selected by the National Lawyers Guild Goodman Award selection committee.

Please provide the following information:

  1. List nominee’s name, email address, and (roughly) how long the person has been a Guild member.
  2. Name of nominating person(s) and your relationship to nominee
  3. Reasons why the Guild member nominee meets the award qualifications, such as examples from the lawyer’s body of work over the course of their lives

Please mark “Goodman Award” in the subject line and send nominations by June 15, 2020 to Executive Director Pooja Gehi at director@nlg.org.

 

2020 C.B. KING AWARD NOMINATION (Law Student Award)

Each year at the National Lawyers Guild national convention, the National Office gives the C.B. King Award to a law student whose commitment to justice is an example to others. The student furthers the mission of the Guild and honors the memory of C.B. King through organizing and agitating on academic and local levels. Throughout their time at the NLG, this person has demonstrated the kind of skill and passion that inspires other members and significantly contributes to our organization.

Please provide the following information:

  1. List nominee’s name, email address, and phone number; law school, graduation year, and (roughly) how long the person has been a Guild member.
  2. Name of nominating person(s) and your relationship to nominee (e.g., fellow chapter member, professor, and how long you have known the person).
  3. List and describe Guild chapter(s), committees and/or projects in which the nominee is involved and their role
  4. What qualities most stand out about the nominee?

Please mark “CB King Award” in the subject line and send nominations by June 15, 2020 to Traci Yoder at traci@nlg.org


2020 NLG LEGAL WORKER AWARD NOMINATION

The annual NLG Legal Worker Award is given to a legal worker member of the Guild who has demonstrated leadership in the organization marked by one or more notable accomplishments and recognized by their peers. Legal workers are “any person who is currently working, or who has worked, or who is training to work in any office, collective, or other institution which has as its primary function the provisions or administration of legal services, information or education; or who, as an individual, provides or administers legal services, information, or education as a major component of her or his work.”

Please provide the following information:

  1. List nominee’s name, email address, and (roughly) how long the person has been a Guild member.
  2. Name of nominating person(s) and your relationship to nominee
  3. What NLG projects and activities is the nominee involved with and how have they added to the work of the Guild?
  4. Examples of leadership and of a commitment to social justice

Please mark “Legal Worker Award” in the subject line and send in your nominations to Traci Yoder at traci@nlg.org by June 15, 2020.

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