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Missouri citizens may nominate lawyers for The Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Award

Do you know a lawyer who deserves recognition for exemplary pro bono service? Nominate someone today for a 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award.

The Missouri Bar strives to recognize lawyers who provide assistance to Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens. Consequently, the state bar is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award, which recognizes lawyers and law firms for pro bono – meaning free or discounted – service to those in need.

Four Pro Bono Publico Awards will be given – including one award in the St. Louis area, one award in the Kansas City area and two awards in outstate Missouri.

To qualify, a lawyer or firm must have, within the past year, provided exemplary service without compensation to low-income persons or to a public or tax-exempt nonprofit organization that directly serves low-income individuals. Additionally, nominees should be in good standing with The Missouri Bar and must not have received the award within the past five years. See a list of past recipients of the Pro Bono Publico Awards here.

Winners will be recognized during the 2016 Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, Sept. 21-23 in Lake Ozark.

Anyone may nominate a lawyer for the award, and the deadline to do so is May 15, 2016.

For more information and to submit a name, go to mobar.org/probono-nomination.htm or mail nomination letters to Robert Stoeckl, The Missouri Bar, PO Box 119, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

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