Professionalism Award Guidelines
The Florida Bar, through the Standing Committee on Professionalism, is seeking applications for the Professionalism Award for groups such as bar associations, judicial organizations, inns of court, or law school organizations aimed at enhancing professionalism among lawyers and law students. The purpose of this award is to highlight an organization that has an innovative program that can be implemented by other organizations to promote and encourage professionalism within the legal community. The deadline for the submission is December 1, 2012.
A cash award in the amount of $1,000 will be presented to the recipient at the Annual Convention of The Florida Bar in June 2013.
Federal, state, and local bar associations; inns of court; judicial organizations; and law school organizations, are eligible for the award.
The entries will be received by the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism and the selection will be made by The Standing Committee on Professionalism.
3. Criteria for Evaluation
- a. Overall quality of the program.
b. Ability for replication by other interested groups.
c. Likelihood of continuation of the program.
d. Substantive strength of the program in the area of professionalism.
e. Success of the program.
f. Number of lawyers and/or law students directly and indirectly involved or affected.
g. Uniqueness, creativity, or other distinguishing and/or particularly meritorious features of the program.
h. Potential for impact in the legal community.
4. Application Procedures
- a. All entrants must submit an original of the completed project application, including attachments.
b. Applications must be typewritten.
c. Up to four (4) additional sheets (excluding the narrative summary) may be attached should more room be needed to respond to questions on the application.
d. All applications and supporting documents must be received on or before December 1, 2012 and should be addressed to:
- Vicki Simmons
Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300
- e. All entries, including exhibits, become the property of The Florida Bar and may appear in The Florida Bar News and other publications.
f. The award will be presented at the Annual Convention of The Florida Bar, June 2013.
g. Questions regarding the award should be directed to Jacina Parson, Assistant Director for the Center for Professionalism, email email@example.com or by phone (850)561-5745 or David Hallman, email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (904)548-4590.